EDC expands geothermal facility to reduce PH carbon emissions
Leading the path of decarbonization, EDC, through its BacMan Geothermal Inc. subsidiary, kicked off its PHP 7 billion Palayan Binary Power Plant (PBPP) project. This expansion will increase EDC’s existing 130 Megawatt (MW) geothermal energy generation capacity to 159 MW. With renewable energy, the Philippines can reduce its carbon emissions by 72,200 tonnes per year.
The PBPP will use the waste heat from the 110MW BacMan-1 geothermal power plant to generate additional energy without the need for further drilling. The heat from brine, which is usually produced from the wet steam operations, will be used to generate electricity by the new power plant before re-injecting back into the reservoir. In addition, it helps build regenerative communities. The project strengthens EDC’s initiatives in empowering its host communities through local job employment, skills development, and livelihood opportunities.