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Tongonan plant in Leyte back to full capacity in the Philippines

Tongonan, Leyte Geothermal power plant, Philippines
Alexander Richter 21 Feb 2014

Energy Development Corp. (EDC) announces having successfully restored the 112.5-megawatt (MW) Tongonan geothermal power plant in Leyte, Philippines following last year's typhoon and corresponding damage to the plant.

Announced by Energy Development Corp. in the Philippines, the company has successfully restored the 112.5-megawatt (MW) Tongonan geothermal power plant in Leyte.

“The Tongonan plant forms part of EDC’s Unified Leyte geothermal power complex. The complex — which straddles Ormoc City and municipality of Kananga — consists of 125-MW Upper Mahiao plant, 232.5-MW Malitbog plant, 180-MW Mahanagdong plant, and 51-MW Leyte optimization plants.

Two units of the Malitbog plant were restored last month, contributing a total of 150 MW.

Portions of the Upper Mahiao and optimization plants were also restored in November last year, enabling them to dispatch a total of 57 MW to the grid.

EDC President and Chief Operating Officer Richard B. Tantoco said last month that all damaged geothermal plants were expected to be back in online by August.

EDC is the largest producer of geothermal energy in the Philippines, operating 12 power facilities in five service contract areas in the country.”

Source: Business World Online