By Power Philippines
QUICK READ: BacMan Geothermal, Inc of Energy Development Corporation among the first who can supply clean energy to end users.
The Department of Energy (DOE) has given the green light to six renewable energy (RE) suppliers, led by Lopez and Aboitiz-run firms, to offer cleaner energy options to consumers.
Those given permits to participate in the DOE’s Green Energy Option Program (GEOP) include the Lopezes’ BacMan Geothermal, Inc. and First Gen Energy Solutions, SN Aboitiz Power-Magat, Inc., SN Aboitiz Power-Res, Inc., Ayala-led AC Energy Philippines, and Sparc-Solar Powered Agri-Rural Communities Corporation.
DOE Renewable Energy Management Bureau (REMB) director Mylene Capongcol said the six companies were the first ones to apply for permits under the program.
Launched in 2018, the GEOP is a voluntary mechanism which allows consumers that use at least 100 kilowatts to source their power supply from a retail electricity supplier. The program is based on Section 9 of Republic Act 9513 ,or the Renewable Energy Act of 2008.
RE suppliers that wish to join the program should secure from the REMB an operating permit, which authorizes generating companies to supply power to a qualified end user.
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.