Supplier Environmental Assessment​

Supplier Environmental Assessment Greening our supply chain was an essential step  for EDC this year. We transact with vendors and  those involved in contracting/subcontracting to  undergo accreditation. Part of the requirements is  the accomplished Health, Safety, and Environment  (HSE) Questionnaire and applicable permits and  certificates to ensure that goods and services will  not cause a… Continue reading Supplier Environmental Assessment​

Emissions, Effluents, and Waste

Emissions, Effluents, and Waste Given that we are in the power generation sector,  emissions are a critical topic for EDC. We utilize  a science-based strategy and the best available  technology to support our efforts to manage this  aspect. We also practice continuous air quality  monitoring and third-party multi-sector monitoring.   In 2021, EDC retained its carbon… Continue reading Emissions, Effluents, and Waste

Enhancing virtual employee engagement through Power Chats and EDC Boosters

Enhancing virtual employee engagement through Power Chats and EDC Boosters Constant engagement and communication are important in maintaining relationships in the midst of the ongoing work-from-home (WFH) set-up. On top of the other employee engagement initiatives in place, EDC also launched Power Chats in 2021 to connect our leaders through light-hearted 10 to 15-minute video… Continue reading Enhancing virtual employee engagement through Power Chats and EDC Boosters

Biodiversity

Biodiversity Protection of biodiversity is not only a part of our overall commitment to environmental stewardship, but also ensures the health of our geothermal reservoir. The geothermal reservations and project sites of EDC are important habitats of wildlife. EDC implements its Biodiversity Conservation & Monitoring Program (BMCP) with its in-house team of wildlife biologists and… Continue reading Biodiversity

Water Withdrawal

Water Withdrawal EDC utilizes water for both domestic and operational  purposes. Our geothermal assets use water in  various phases of our operations: for drilling, power  plant cooling towers, and washing equipment  during maintenance activities.   EDC ensures that all water sources in the sites are  permitted, monthly consumptions are in compliance  with regulatory limits, and… Continue reading Water Withdrawal

Wind and Solar

Wind and Solar In Wind, EDC focused on climate forecasting and  acquiring accurate projections of wind generation,  which improves our prediction of revenue for our  financial capital. We implemented climate modeling  to mitigate incorrect generation forecasts that will  potentially affect wind resources in our Burgos  Wind Project. With enhanced resource allocation,  we ensure excellent service… Continue reading Wind and Solar

Decarbonization​

Decarbonization Our mission to forge collaborative pathways for a  decarbonized drives us in setting our operations  to achieve carbon neutrality. Through our BINHI  Program, EDC effectively sequesters carbon,  making us a net carbon negative organization. To  date, we are working on accounting and verifying  our surplus forest carbon which we can sell as  credits in… Continue reading Decarbonization​

Working as a Site Forester during the Pandemic

Rich Paul Cosio is a Forester and Watershed  Management Officer at EDC-Mt. Apo Geothermal  Project (MAGP) Working as a Site Forester during the Pandemic I usually start my day at 6:00 AM. I savor my  breakfast and take short breathing exercises to  gather my senses for the day’s work ahead. As a  Site Forester, reporting… Continue reading Working as a Site Forester during the Pandemic

Geothermal Steam

Geothermal Steam In the geothermal energy industry—geothermal  steam, forest resources, water, and biodiversity  conservation are all important. We are committed  to our transformation journey, so we conduct fit for  purpose activities that improve the cost efficiency of  our power generation. We ensure the protection and  maintenance of these resources in our geothermal  reserves, along with… Continue reading Geothermal Steam

Program Intensity: Introducing seismic expertise in geothermal sites

Program Intensity: Introducing seismic expertise in geothermal sites As part of EDC’s initiatives in Geosciences Studies  and Researches for Exploration and Resource  Management, Program Intensity was created to  provide information on well targets with potential  permeability while providing geohazard insights,  particularly on earthquakes. Two (2) projects exist  under Program Intensity – Permanent Seismic  Stations Project… Continue reading Program Intensity: Introducing seismic expertise in geothermal sites