Energy Development Corporation (EDC) and the Provincial Government of Isabela have joined forces to protect and rehabilitate the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (NSMNP).
Energy Development Corporation (EDC) and the Provincial Government of Isabela have joined forces to protect and rehabilitate the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (NSMNP). EDC Chair Oscar Lopez and Isabela Governor Grace Padaca signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the establishment of a 200-hectare reforestation project and a mega nursery in Barangay Villa Imelda, Ilagan, Isabela; enhancement of the biodiversity of the mountain range park; and subsequent provision of alternative livelihood for local settlers. The mega-nursery will nurture saplings of rare and endangered tree species such as almaciga, lauan, tindalo, and other endemic tree species to grow new forests. Governor Padaca also sought the expertise of EDC in social forestry which has been the company’s strategy in training and transforming former kaingineros into forest protectors. These forest communities have been EDC’s partners in protecting and preserving the company’s geothermal reservation areas in Leyte, Negros islands, Bicol, and North Cotabato. Signing the agreement from left to right are EDC President/CEO Paul Aquino, EDC Chairman Oscar Lopez, Isabela Governor Grace Padaca & Isabela Provincial Board Member Samuel Maddara sign the Memorandum of Agreement for the protection and rehabilitation of the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park.
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.