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

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

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.