Neltex Development Co., Inc., the country’s largest manufacturer of plastic pipe solutions, is integrating renewable energy in its operations. It has tapped geothermal energy from the Energy Development Corporation (EDC)’s Bacon-Manito Geothermal Project in the Bicol region for the supply of its electricity from renewable energy sources to power its production facility in Dasmariñas, Cavite starting January 26, 2019.
Neltex produces PVC pipes by using only organic-based stabilizers (OBS) and by using lead-free sustainable materials, making it Southeast Asia’s biggest PVC-OBS site. These pipes are used to bring water from reservoirs to homes and businesses, and they are used to carry waste water from toilets to sewer treatment plants.
With its partnership with EDC, Neltex aims to make its production sustainable and safe for the environment, making it the first in the industry to be powered by renewable energy. Geothermal energy is the only renewable energy source that is baseload, which means it can run uninterrupted 24/7. It is not affected by the weather, so it can produce power whether it rains or shines.
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.