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NGAP continues to champion geothermal development in the Philippines

The NGAP Board of Trustees at the NGAP General Assembly 2019 (source: ThinkGeoEnergy)
Carlo Cariaga 4 Oct 2019

At the closing of the 1st Philippine Geothermal conference, the NGAP Board of Trustees outlined their efforts and future plans to advance geothermal development in the Philippines

At the National Geothermal Association of the Philippines (NGAP) General Assembly, which happened at the close of the 1st Philippine Geothermal Conference at Taguig, Metro Manila, the NGAP Board of Trustees reinforced their commitment to champion geothermal development in the country.

In the face of the several challenges facing the local geothermal community, NGAP aims to continue their efforts to create a favorable regulatory and business environment, promote technological innovations, develop the competencies of the local human resource, and advocate the development of non-conventional geothermal sources in the country.

NGAP, together with the Department of Energy (DOE), continues to actively lobby in the Senate and the Congress for programs that will incentivize renewable energy development. They have also teamed up with other renewable energy developers and advocates with the Developers of Renewable Energy for AdvanceMent, Inc. (DREAM) and the Philippine Energy Independence Council (PEIC).

For 2020, NGAP’s plans include an initiative to promote awareness about the geothermal industry and its benefits through a series of roadshows to various schools and universities. They will continue to work with the DOE to craft a renewable energy program.