Sufficient steam for 10 MW extension of Maibarara plant

Maibarara geothermal field at Mount Makiling, Philippines
Francisco Rojas 15 Jun 2015

The 10 MW expansion for the filipino geothermal plant is scheduled to go online in 2017 and cost $25 million.

Recent news from the Philippines say that the Maibarara plant in Sto. Tomas, Batangas can be extended another extra 10 MW due to plentiful steam.

According to Rappler, Maibarara Geothermal Incorporated (MGI) “operates a $78-million, 20-megawatt (MW) geothermal power plant in Barangay San Rafael, which started commercial operations on February 8, 2014, supplying 20-MW to the Luzon grid. It planned to expand to the power facility by 10MW more which could costs $25 million.”

The studies to expand the power plant started back in “the second half of 2014 by drilling two new wells MB15RD and MB16D” and have shown to produce more steam allowing for an expansion.

“We are pleased with the outcome of MGI’s drilling and testing programs for its expansion project and the Department of Energy (DOE) looks forward to a new 10MW power station in MGI in 2017,” PGEC said.

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Source: Rappler