Geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) three projects that promote environmental conservation received Philippine Quill awards from the International Association of Business Communicators-Philippines.
Now on its 17th year, the Philippine Quill is one of the country’s most prestigious award giving bodies that honors the most reputable organizations and companies which make use of excellent communication to achieve their business goals.
EDC’s Battle of the Brains, an exemplary quiz bee competition for senior high students in Negros Island that aims to generate and sustain awareness on environmental issues and on sustainable development, won a Quill Award of Excellence.
The company also took home two Quill Awards of Merit for its BINHI greening legacy, a forest restoration program that engages stakeholders in saving threatened Philippine native trees, and its “OMGeo” travel vlog, an eco-tourism initiative that showcases the geothermal resources as well as the other must-visit spots in Negros Island.
Established in 1976, EDC is the world’s largest vertically integrated geothermal company and the largest diversified renewable energy producer in the country, with installed total capacity of 1,471.8 MW of purely renewable energy. Environmental conservation as well as inclusive growth for its partner communities have always been embedded in its operation, which are both integral to the long-term viability and success of renewable energy in addressing the energy needs of the Philippines.
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.