QUICK READ: Thanks to its geothermal power plants all over the Philippines, EDC provides the Philippines with over 42% of the country’s renewable energy.
Baseload or 24/7 renewable energy may seem like a relatively new concept, especially in the Philippines, but Energy Development Corporation, the world’s number one vertically integrated geothermal producer in the world, is actually on its 45th year of exploring, harnessing, and sustainably generating power from steam to generate baseload power or one that can supply clean, renewable, reliable energy for electricity 24 hours a day, all year round. As an acknowledged leader in wet steam field technology, it has put the Philippines on the map as the world’s third-largest geothermal energy producer.
Apart from its history, what makes EDC the Philippines’ premier renewable energy company is its power generation. According to the Department of Energy’s 2019 power statistics, EDC generated 9,300.10GWh or over 42% of the country’s total generated power from renewable energy during that year.
Currently, EDC has a total capacity of 1,473.77MW, which accounts for almost 20% of the country’s total installed renewable energy capacity. 1,179.3MW of this comes from geothermal energy, which accounts for 61.17% of the Philippines’ total installed geothermal capacity. EDC manages to provide these impressive numbers thanks to its geothermal power plants all over the Philippines.
Leyte is host to EDC’s biggest geothermal site and also the world’s biggest wet steamfield. The geothermal power plant at Malitbog has the biggest capacity at 232.5MW, while the Mahagdong, Upper Mahiao, Tongonan, and Optimization Leyte power plants have capacities of 180MW, 125W, 123MW, and 50.9MW respectively.
EDC has three geothermal power plants in Negros Oriental. Palinpinon I has a 112.5MW capacity, Palinpinon II has an 60MW capacity, and Nasulo has a 49.4MW capacity. Sorsogon and Cotabato each host two EDC geothermal power plants. Bacman I and II in Sorsogon have capacities of 120MW and 20MW respectively, while Cotabato’s Mindanao I and II have a capacity of 52MW and 54MW respectively. All of EDC’s geothermal power plants can provide energy 24/7.
Apart from its geothermal portfolio, EDC also gets 150MW from wind power, 132.5MW from hydroelectric power, and 11.97MW from solar power.
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.