La Salle Dasmariñas goes green with EDC’s geothermal energy

De La Salle University-Dasmariñas (DLSU-D) and the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (DLSHSI), both located in Dasmariñas, Cavite, have reaffirmed their commitment to a greener future by renewing their power supply contracts to continue to be powered by clean and reliable geothermal energy.


DLSU-D’s 27-hectare campus and DLSHSI will continue to be powered by geothermal energy supplied by the Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) Bacon-Manito Geothermal Project in the Bicol region. EDC has been supplying DLSU-D and DLSHSI with geothermal power since December 2016.


“We are happy to continue our partnership with EDC in supplying of our energy needs. It is the perfect partnership, given our very own sustainability initiatives here,” DLSU-D and DLSHSI President Br. Augustine L. Boquer, FSC shared. “DLSHSI houses a big hospital, and DLSU-D hosts thousands of students. We just want this partnership done as it is for the well-being of our patients and our students.”


“We are honored to share our advocacy for sustainability with DLSU-D and DLSHSI,” said EDC Head of Business Development, Marketing, and Trading Marvin Kenneth Bailon. “We are happy to have a partner with a strong push for sustainability, and we believe this push will also be something your students can take with them into the future.”


DLSU-D currently ranks as the top Philippine university in the implementation of sustainability practices in the GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities conducted by Universitas Indonesia. It actively spearheads positive sustainable change through institutional programs and environmental awareness activities. DLSHSI, meanwhile, is a full-complement medical and health institution that provides premium medicine and health professions education, healthcare, and research services. It offers three major services, which are medical and health sciences education, healthcare through De La Salle University Medical Center, and the De La Salle Angelo King Medical Research Center.

De La Salle University-Dasmariñas (DLSU-D) and De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (DLSHSI) powered anew by renewable energy. The Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) Bacon-Manito Geothermal Project in Bicol will continue to supply clean and uninterruptible geothermal energy for both DLSU-D and DLSHSI. Present during the ceremonial retail supply contract signing held last April 23rd in DLSHSI, Dasmariñas, Cavite were: (top photo, from left to right) Arlene Sy, First Gen Power Marketing Senior Manager; Marvin Kenneth Bailon, EDC Head of Business Development, Marketing, and Trading; Br. Augustine L. Boquer, FSC, DLSU-D and DLSHSI President, Arlene Lacorte, DLSHSI OIC Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance; James Antonio, DLSHSI Director for General Services; Engr. Benedicto Arde, DLSHSI Engineering Unit Head, (bottom photo, from third left) Deodoro Abiog III, DLSU-D Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administrative Services; and Arch. Dennis Pontanilla, DLSU-D Buildings and Facilities Management Office Director.

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.