EDC BacMan power units partially restored after Glenda damage

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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.

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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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