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EDC plans 60 MW expansion of Southern Negros without further land use

Southern Negros geothermal plant, Negros Oriental, Philippines (source: Mike Gonzalez, creative commons BY-SA 3.0)
Alexander Richter 15 Aug 2016

Energy Development Corp. (EDC) is planning the 60 MW expansion of its Southern Negros geothermal plant in Negros Oriental, without an increase in land use.

Energy Development Corp. plans the 60 MW expansion of its Southern Negros geothermal power plant in Valencia, Negros Oriental without an expansion of its current land size.

EDC is expanding the plant from a current capacity of 222.5 MW to 282.5 MW to meet a growing demand for electricity in the region.

We will confine our expansion within SNGP’s existing geothermal production block in Valencia,” EDC’s Negros Integrated Geothermal Business Unit head Jay Joel Soriano said.

EDC recently organized a recent site visit for various stakeholders to the Southern Negros Geothermal power plant in Valencia, Negros Oriental to dispel allegations against the expansion plan.

Southern Negros Geothermal’s existing geothermal production or development block spans 5,163 hectares in the Palinpinon-Okoy watershed in Valencia, which is physically separate from Mount Talinis.

Southern Negros Geothermal’s steam field and power plant occupy less than 200 hectares, and EDC assured the expansion would be confined within the existing development block of 5,163 hectares.

Source: Manila Standard