EDC’s Malitbog unit 2 resumes operations


The Energy Development Corp.’s (EDC) Malitbog unit 2 has started contributing 77 megawatts (MW) to the grid after two months of repair works on its geothermal plant in Visayas.

The company said the 77-MW Malitbog-2 “is already in commercial operation following the completion of repair and commissioning works.”

The power plant tripped in August due to a flashover inside its high voltage terminal box. During this time, however, the plant was on a 30-day scheduled maintenance outage for the testing and commissioning of its Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR).

The company, together with AVR manufacturer ABB and other consultants and contractors assessed the incident to enable the safe and reliable operation of the unit.

EDC has machinery breakdown and business interruption insurance in case of such accidents.

The Malitbog-2 is part of the Unified Leyte geothermal power plants (ULGPP) with a total capacity of 232.5 megawatts.