Citizen Machinery Philippines taps clean energy from EDC

Manufacturing company Citizen Machinery Philippines Inc.’s (CMP) facilities in Tanauan, Batangas will soon be powered by clean and reliable power from geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC).


The company’s two-year contract for 2.5 megawatts (MW) of geothermal power from EDC’s Bacon-Manito Geothermal Project will commence on December 26, 2018.

“As a manufacturing company, Citizen Machinery Philippines desires to be supplied by stable and low-cost electricity, especially since our foundry consumes much power,” said Citizen Machinery Philippines President, Akihide Kanaya. “EDC’s BacMan Geothermal Project meets these criteria. At the same time, we remain committed to give our customers the highest level of satisfaction as possible. This includes making sustainable contributions to society through innovative manufacturing solutions, while recognizing our impact to the environment. Choosing to be powered by 100-percent renewable energy strongly supports this commitment.”


CMP manufactures and assembles automatic lathe machines, which produces other machines for use in different industries.


EDC is one of the world’s largest geothermal producers and the country’s leading renewable energy company with an installed capacity of 1,471.8MW. For over 40 years, EDC has been implementing comprehensive environmental management programs that enhance the ecosystem and corporate social responsibility programs that ensure inclusive growth for its partner communities.




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.