EDC BacMan power units partially restored after Glenda damage


Lopez-led power firm Energy Development Corp. (EDC) said its BacMan power units have resumed partial operations, with two of the three units restored from the damage of recent typhoon Glenda.

In a statement, EDC said BacMan Unit 1 is already operating, while Unit 3 is working under a 30-day test run after installation of new Toshiba generator.

“The typhoon-damaged cooling tower is now operational and Unit 1 has attained its rated load of 55 megawatts (MW) . . . [while]Unit 3 has attained a stable load of 18 MW and is currently on a 30-day reliability run following the installation of a brand new Toshiba generator,” the firm said.

Unit 2 is still going through repairs and installation of a new Toshiba steam turbine rotor unit and diaphragms. EDC said the unit is expected to be operational in October.

Units 1 and 2 suffered an unscheduled outage after Glenda ravaged the area on July 15, while unit 3 was on a planned outage for a generator installation.

Incorporated in 1976, EDC is controlled by First Gen Corp., the energy unit of Lopez-led parent firm First Philippine Holdings. EDC is engaged in geothermal energy projects.


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