General Milling renews contract for 100% RE with EDC

Leading integrated food-manufacturing company General Milling Corporation (GMC) has renewed its contract for supply of clean, reliable and renewable energy from the Energy Development Corporation (EDC).


Under the new contract, EDC will supply GMC’s facility in Lapu-Lapu City with electricity coming from EDC’s Bacon-Manito Geothermal Project in the Bicol Region.


“We chose to renew with EDC because aside from the pure renewable energy that they provide, we are very satisfied with their service.  It is just like a renewal of vows for us,” said GMC Executive Vice President, Joselito “Toto” Parco.


Cebu-based GMC has been providing quality flour and bakery products for more than 50 years. From its first milling facility that was established in the mid-70s, GMC has expanded to animal feeds, corn mill, and the manufacturing and sales of consumer goods like snack food, pasta, instant noodles, edible oil and coffee.  The Lapu-Lapu factory is GMC’s biggest facility.


EDC is a subsidiary of the First Gen Corporation, the country’s largest clean energy company, with 3,490 megawatts in installed capacity. EDC is one of the world’s largest geothermal producers and the country’s leading renewable energy company with an installed capacity of 1,471.8 MW.




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.