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Originally published on rappler.com

QUICK READ: The Linden Suites sources its energy supply from geothermal with First Gen Corporation and its subsidiary Energy Development Corporation.

MANILA, Philippines – The Linden Suites shifted to geothermal energy for its power requirements, joining the government’s green energy option program (GEOP).

In a statement, the Pasig City hotel said the switch happened on March 26, the day when Earth Hour was observed. A ceremonial signing event with First Gen Corporation and Energy Development Corporation was held on Friday, April 8.

Lopez-led First Gen delivers 480 kilowatts of geothermal power to the hotel.

The Linden Suites general manager Ma. Celeste Romualdo said that by joining the Department of Energy’s GEOP, the hotel has prevented a total of 1,203 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, this figure roughly translates to about 123,000 gallons of gasoline consumed.

“As an independent, Filipino-owned city hotel, we hope our humble steps towards sustainability will inspire other businesses to move forward in the same direction, for our collective future,” said Romualdo.

“Our group’s goal of a decarbonized and regenerative future requires a major shift – one that needs the participation of different stakeholders. Among these stakeholders, our customers play a crucial role,” said Carlo Vega, First Gen vice president for power marketing, trading, and economics.

The Linden Suites, located in Ortigas Center in Pasig City, is a four-star hotel with 168 accommodation units.

 

The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is the leading 100% clean, renewable energy company in the Philippines, with over 40 years of experience in geothermal technology. With power plants situated across the country, EDC is the world’s largest vertically integrated geothermal company. The company also strives to provide the best customer and value-adding services to all its customers. To learn more about lowering your business’ carbon footprint by shifting to renewable energy, visit energy.com.ph or email [email protected]

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