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By Sandra Rossi | Climate Control News
QUICK READ: New equipment will be installed at the geothermal power plant owned and operated by Bac-Man Geothermal Inc., an EDC power subsidiary.
Turboden S.p.A., a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) based in Lombardy, Italy, and Mitsubishi Power Ltd., have jointly received an order for 29-megawatt (MW) binary cycle power generation equipment to be installed at the geothermal power plant in the Philippines.
Turboden will provide the complete power generation system, and Mitsubishi Power will provide support through its local resources. The order calls for project completion and operation by the end of 2022.
The power generation system to be provided by Turboden will add new binary cycle geothermal power equipment, whose key component is the company’s proprietary 29MW ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) system, to the existing 120MW flash type geothermal power plant owned and operated by Bac-Man Geothermal Inc. (BGI), an EDC power subsidiary.
The new system will generate power making effective use of brine, which until now has merely been returned to a reinjection well. By replacing power in the power grid now derived from fossil fuels, the new installation will enable reduction of CO2 emissions derived from steam power.
The new 29MW binary cycle power generation configuration is expected to trim CO2 emissions by approximately 72,200 tonnes per year (equivalent to some 20,000 hectares of forest).
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.