The Energy Development Corp. (EDC) has energized another 75-megawatt (MW) unit of the Malitbog Power Plant, which was severely damaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda more than two months ago.
The re-commissioned unit is part of the Unified Leyte geothermal power plant, which provides nearly half of the Visayas power supply.
The EDC owns Unified Leyte plants consisting of the 125-MW Upper Mahiao, 232.5-MW Ma–litbog, 180-MW Mahanagdong and 51-MW Optimization plants, the 106 MW Mindanao 1 and 2 plants in Kidapawan, Cotabato and the 49-MW Northern Negros geothermal plant in Negros Occidental.
In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Friday, the EDC said “the said unit is now on start-up mode and under reliability and other tests. We will continue to notify the exchange on further developments as soon as they become available.”
The company had informed the local bourse earlier this month that it has already partially re-commissioned Malitbog Power Plant.
Before 2013 ended, the EDC re-commissioned the Upper Mahiao and Leyte Optimization Plants.
The power plants are currently on reliability runs and have successfully dispatched 57 megawatts into the grid, the company said.