The History of Geothermal Energy Development and Production in the Philippines

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Tiwi Geothermal Power Plant

Year | Milestone
1962 - UP Geology Dept studied the country’s geothermal energy potential

1953 to 1972 - Bureau of Mines/COMVOL conducted surveys of geothermal zones

1967 - PGI Commissioned 250 kW power plant in Tiwi

1972 to 1978 - Initial exploration by New Zealand Scientists with Comvol/PNOC EDC;
- Leyte (1972 – 1975)
- Southern Negros (1976)
- BacMan (1977)
- Mindanao (1978)

1977 - PNOC-EDC and NPC commissioned 3 MW Leyte pilot plant

1979 - PGI commissioned 110 MW Tiwi plant

1983 to 1984 - NPC commissioned its first commercial power plants;
- Leyte (112.5MW)
- Southern Negros (112.5MW)

1995 - 80 MW Palinpinon-2 was commissioned

1993 to 1998 - NPC commissioned second set of plants;
- Bacman (110MW) in 1993
- Cawayan (20MW) in 1994
- Botong (20MW) in 1998

1996 to 1999 - PNOC EDC commissioned BOT Plants;
- Leyte-Cebu (200 MW) in 1996
- Leyte-Luzon (382 MW) in 1997
- Leyte Optimization in 1998
- Mindanao 1 (52 MW) in 1997
- Mindanao 2 (52 MW) in 1999

Feb. 2007 - Commissioned the Northern Negros Geothermal Power Plant, the first power plant to be fully-owned by PNOC EDC.

Reference: from then PNOC-EDC 




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