Philippines and New Zealand renew cooperation on geothermal development

Palinpinon geothermal plant, Philippines (source: Commons/ Wikimedia)
Alexander Richter 14 Nov 2017

New Zealand and the Philippines have renewed their cooperation on geothermal energy development in the Philippines in a ceremony this week.

In a ceremony in Makati City, Philippines yesterday, the governments of the Philippines and New Zealand have renewed their cooperation on geothermal energy development.

The MOU was signed by Energy Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi and New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines David Strachan with New Zealand’s new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern witnessing the account.

“It’s a renewal of cooperation between the two countries for geothermal and renewable energy technology development,” Cusi told reporters on the sidelines of the signing ceremony.

“The MOU started in October 2013 and expired in October this year. So we just extended it for another three years,” the Energy chief said.

The MOU is a platform for New Zealand’s geothermal industry to engage the Philippines in accelerating and promoting geothermal development through exchange of experiences, information, and technical assistance.

“The New Zealand government also provide some assistance to geothermal energy associations in the Philippines,” Cusi said.

Source: GMA News