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Geothermal potential at Sta. Lucia and Sta. Lourdes, Philippines

Canoes in bay; Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines (source: flickr/Lon&Queta, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 13 Apr 2010

Geothermal potential at Sta. Lucia and Sta. Lurdes in the Philippines highlighted by the Philippines' Department of Energy.

A recent news piece from the Philippines’ Department of Energy (DOE) confirmed that renewable energy (RE) projects specifically hydroelectric and geothermal power projects are in the pipeline and would soon provide new source of energy in Palawan and Puerto Princesa City.

Talking about some of the hydropower potential it also talks about “2 potential geothermal energy projects in Sta. Lucia and Sta. Lourdes that were awarded to Primary Energy Inc. which will be doing further verification of the 2 sites. Development of the 2 geothermal sites would require P100 million investment to construct the power plant using the binary organic runkin cycle.”

Source: Philippines Information Agency