EDC’s 87 MW Burgos Wind Project attains 1 million safe manhours

The Burgos Wind Project (BWP) of Lopez-led Energy Development Corporation (EDC) in Ilocos Norte has achieved 1,044,043 safe work hours without a lost time incident on February 2, 2014 after eight months of full construction works.


“Our strict adherence to the highest safety standards, the dedication of our safety team in ensuring compliance, and making safety a way of life not only for our employees but also for our contractors led to the achievement of this milestone,” EDCPresident & COO Richard Tantoco said.


The 87-MW Burgos Wind Project (BWP) which is targeted for commissioning in the last quarter of the year will be the largest wind farm in the Philippines.  Once operational, the BWP is expected to generate about 233 GWh of electricity a year, enough to power more than a million households and augment the Luzon grid’s dependable capacity. It is estimated that the Luzon grid will need an additional 4,200MW in the next ten years.


The wind farm will have large scale Vestas V90-3.0 MW wind turbines and ancillary plant to be supplied and constructed by Vestas.  Aside from the wind farm, the project also includes a 115 kV transmission line connecting the wind farm from the Burgos substation to the Laoag substation of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), as well as the expansion of the switchyard/substations.


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.