Geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation received 8 Corporate Excellence Safety awards from the Safety and Health Association of the Philippine Energy Sector (SHAPES) and the Department of Energy (DOE). The awards were given during the 8th SHAPES Safety Convention held recently at the Traders Hotel in Manila.
The eight safety awards are for EDC’s geothermal steamfield and power plants as well as for its hydroelectric power plant, namely the Mt. Apo geothermal production field in North Cotabato, the Tongonan, Upper Mahiao and Mahanagdong geothermal power plants in Leyte, Northern Negros geothermal power plant in Negros Occidental, Mt. Apo geothermal power plant in North Cotabato, Bacman geothermal power plant in Sorsogon, and Pantabangan-Masiway hydroelectric power plant in Nueva Ecija.
EDC has been consistently recognized by SHAPES and DOE for its safety performance since 2005. Corporate Excellence Safety awards are given to companies in the energy sector that have shown exceptional performance in operational health safety. To qualify for an award, the company must have recorded at least 3 years or 3 million man hours with no Lost Time Accident (LTA) for both its employees and contractors. The company should also have no outstanding safety violations or cases based on DOE’s Renewable Energy Safety, Health and Environment Rules and Regulations (RESHERR), as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Standard (OSHS) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
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.