Kidapawan council OK’s geothermal plant

Vice-mayor Joseph A. Evangelista said over the radio last Wednesday that a resolution was passed by the city council endorsing construction of the new plant located in the upland Barangay Ilomavis.

The Lopez-led EDC currently operates two geothermal power plants, namely: Mt. Apo I and II, with a combined capacity of 100 megawatts (MW).

The company’s Web site showed the proposed third geothermal plant would also have a capacity of 50 MW.

Mr. Evangelista said the city council resolution authorizes Mayor Rodolfo Y. Gantuanco to enter into a memorandum of agreement with EDC.

Among others, he said the agreement would require from EDC: P42 million for Kidapawan infrastructure projects, P5.75-million donation for the purchase of medical equipment for the city hospital, P1.7 million for the setting up of street lights from the village of Sudapin to Ilomavis, P1.7 million for electrification of other barangays, P1 million for payment of electricity bill covering the city’s street lights, and one-centavo share for every kilowatt-hour sold by EDC that will go to indigenous Ubo and Manubo tribes living at the foot of Mt. Apo… Read more

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