Top garment exporter now powered by EDC’s geothermal energy

Hamlin Industrial Corporation, a subsidiary of the NST Group, commits to a greener future as its Carmona, Cavite facility is now powered by clean and reliable geothermal energy supplied by the Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) Bacon-Manito Geothermal Project in the Bicol region. EDC has been supplying Hamlin with geothermal power since February 2019.


“NST Group is a proud Filipino company linking brands and manufacturers into creating clothes for world-class brands.  We are happy to partner with EDC to step up our sustainability initiatives for our tenants that manufacture our garments for our buyers,” NST Apparel Director and Hamlin President Lawrence Delos Santos shared. “We believe geothermal power is a great fit for our business. It is a great complement to the biomass boiler we have on-site, which powers our air conditioning systems, among others, using waste materials generated from production.” NST Group also has production facilities in Portugal and China.


“We are happy to support businesses like Hamlin. Geothermal, for us, is the holy grail of renewable energy. It is clean, and it is baseload, hence it is reliable and can run 24/7 without depending on the seasons,” EDC Head of Business Development, Marketing, and Trading Marvin Kenneth Bailon said.




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.