By Leilanie Adriano | Philippine News Agency
LAOAG CITY — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has conferred a safety seal to the 150 megawatts (MW) wind power facility located in Burgos town, Ilocos Norte.
The certification indicates that the company follows minimum health and safety protocols on coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) set by the government.
“In the Covid-19 pandemic, we became proactive in establishing the working protocols and precautionary measures. The safety seal certification is a proof and an affirmation that we take our work culture seriously even during the most challenging times,” said Andy Durog, Head of the Energy Development Corporation’s Burgos Wind Power Corporation in a statement.
Durog said the Burgos wind farm voluntarily applied for the safety certification to reassure that their employees, contractors, and host communities are safe as they operate to provide an uninterrupted source of clean, reliable power.
The 680-hectare wind farm covers three barangays in Burgos town that supplies power to more than two million households in the Philippines.
“In our huddles, we include safety, health, environment, and security tips for the week. This is the way to improve awareness and also to remind employees to religiously follow our safety protocols because an ounce of prevention is better than gallons of cure,” Durog added.
EDC is the largest pure renewable energy company in the Philippines, operating 1,186 MW of geothermal, 150 MW of wind, 132 MW of hydroelectric power, and 12 MW of solar power plants— for a total of 1,480 MW of clean and renewable energy. (PNA)
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.