Geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) now supplies green energy to the campus of Central Luzon State University (CLSU), the oldest and largest state university in Region 3. CLSU gets up to 2.9 megawatts of clean, reliable, and uninterruptible power from EDC after the school signed a Retail Supply Contract with EDC affiliate First Gen Energy Solutions, Inc., a retail electricity supplier. Under the contract, EDC’s geothermal power station in Bicol started on June 26, 2016, to provide CLSU’s 658-hectare campus with green power.
“EDC is making the renewable energy option available to as many people in as many places in the Philippines as possible. The entire CLSU campus will benefit from environment-friendly power all year round and not rely on imported and carbon-emitting fossil fuel energy sources or stopgap supply measures that could not guarantee reliable and uninterruptible power. In addition, we are committed to provide CLSU with customized energy solutions, fair pricing, competent technical assistance, and responsive customer support at all times,” EDC Vice President for Corporate Affairs Ricky Carandang said.
For his part, CLSU President Dr. Tereso Abella shared that the university’s philosophy and mission is to contribute to the moral well-being and environmental consciousness of the people it serves and apply knowledge and technologies for environmental protection and sustainable development. “We can achieve this by mitigating the effects of climate change which is caused largely by energy sources emitting large volumes of carbon.”
EDC remains the country’s leading producer of geothermal energy with total installed capacity of 1,169 MW in Leyte, Negros Islands, Bicol and North Cotabato. In keeping with its mission to develop only clean and renewable energy projects, EDC also owns and operates the 150-MW wind farm in Burgos, Ilocos Norte and has 60% equity in the 132-MW Pantabangan-Masiway hydropower plants in Nueva Ecija.
The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is a pioneer in generating 100% clean, renewable, and reliable power as an electricity supplier in the Philippines for over 40 years. With power plants all over Visayas and Mindanao, the company is one of the biggest producers of geothermal energy in Asia and is expanding its reach in the international market, allowing it to offer customers affordable energy rates. EDC also strives to provide the best customer service it can to all its clients by having helpful salespeople and easy to understand contracts. Because of all of this, it is poised to become the premier supplier of electricity for the Philippines’ Green Energy Option Program. EDC takes its mission as a renewable energy provider seriously and goes beyond sustainability by investing in programs that enhance the environment and empower its partner communities, thereby fostering regenerative development. The company has also been working toward being carbon-neutral by improving its energy efficiency, as well as implementing various greening projects to ensure that its mission to provide future generations with a better life remains intact.