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Mt Apo geothermal plant reconnected to grid following recent landslides

Steam pipes at Mount Apo, Mindanao Philippines (source: flickr/ penmanila)
Carlo Cariaga 14 Nov 2019

Through the efforts of the NGCP, the Mt. Apo geothermal power plant in the Philippines was reconnected to the grid a week ahead of schedule

Following the damage caused by the recent earthquake of the Kidapawan sub-station, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has announced that they have successfully completed their restoration works as of November 10.

With this, the Mt. Apo Geothermal Power Plant of the Energy Development Corporation is once again able to supply power to the grid.

According to Michael Ortega Ligalig, Regional Communications and Public Affairs Officer for NGCP in Southern Mindanao, efforts to restore the sub-station were initially hindered by lack of access due to landslides. Thus, clearing of roads was immediately conducted.

Through the efforts of NGCP personnel in Mindanao, Visayas, and South Luzon, the Kidapawas sub-station was re-energized a week ahead of schedule.

Source: MindaNews