EDC statement on the effect of TS Urduja on its Leyte Geothermal Project

We confirm that operations of our Leyte geothermal facility have been affected by landslides and flooding brought by Typhoon Urduja. As of the evening of 18 December, the Leyte geothermal facilities were producing 246 MW as compared to 462 MW before the typhoon hit.


Our team is evaluating the full extent of the damage to our facilities but it appears initially that most of the damage is not to the power plants themselves but to our pipelines and other such facilities. This has caused the reduced output of some of our Leyte plants. Meanwhile, all EDC personnel in Leyte have been accounted for.


As usual in times of calamities, our teams are working continuously not only to restore power supplies as quickly and safely as possible, but to provide assistance to our host 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.