Toshiba ESS to deliver power generation system for Tanawon geothermal project, Philippines

Toshiba ESS to deliver power generation system for Tanawon geothermal project, Philippines Bacon-Manito geothermal power plant, Philippines (source: EDC)
Carlo Cariaga 4 Oct 2022

Toshiba ESS will be providing the power generation system for the 20-MW Tanawon geothermal project of EDC in the Philippines.

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) and Toshiba Philippines Inc. have partnered with Bac-Man Geothermal Inc. (BGI), a subsidiary of the Energy Development Corporation (EDC), the largest 100% renewable energy company in the Philippines to deliver the Tanawon 20 MW Flash Geothermal Power Plant Project. Toshiba will start delivering the system in June 2023 with the start of operations scheduled on November 2024.

The Tanawon Project is a 20-MW flash geothermal power plant that will be located in Sorsogon City at the southern part of Luzon Island. Toshiba ESS will supply Geoportable ™ and other auxiliaries for the said geothermal power plant.

Geoportable ™ is a geothermal power generation system developed by Toshiba ESS for small scale geothermal power generation with an up to 20 MW capacity. As a flash geothermal plant, this system is designed to be efficiently installed, even in a limited area where building a typical power generation system would be difficult. Toshiba ESS’ Geoportable™ technology became Toshiba’s advantage in order to deliver the Project for EDC and BGI.

The Tanawon Project is one of the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) Model Projects established by Japan’s Ministry of Environment. Mizuho-Toshiba Leasing Company, Limited (Mizuho-Toshiba Leasing) has stepped in to act as the Japanese representative participant for the JCM Model Project and will be responsible in the calculation and reporting requirements of the project to Japan’s Ministry of Environment.

Toshiba ESS has already delivered a total of 13 geothermal power generation system units to the Philippines, which are contributing to a stable power supply throughout the nation. In the future, Toshiba ESS will continue to deliver not only equipment but also predictive diagnostic technologies for geothermal power generation plants using IoT and AI, performance monitoring services, and many other optimal products and solutions that satisfy customer needs.

The Philippines has been developing geothermal power since the 1970s and has the third highest geothermal power generation capacity after the U.S. and Indonesia. Geothermal power is thought to be an ideal method for power generation as a stable power source that does not impact the climate because it is able to generate a relatively large amount of power as renewable energy. In its plan to develop power resources by 2040, the Philippine government is emphasizing renewable energy initiatives. This includes the aim to increase the ratio of renewable energy to 20% with more than 50% of all renewable power, or 52,830MW, generated from geothermal energy.

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