EDC reactivates Malitbog power plant unit
MANILA, Philippines – The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) said Thursday, January 2 that it reactivated one unit of the Malitbog power plant to boost power supply in Leyte.
EDC disclosed on Thursday, January 2 that it successfully energized one of the Malitbog units with 75-megawatt (MW) capacity. The unit was restored "by utilizing existing spares available from EDC’s warehouse facilities and through the early deliveries from our suppliers."
The company added, "EDC will now begin the reliability run and return to service of the mentioned 75 MW unit of the Malitbog Power Plant in coordination with the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines."
The Malitbog plant was one of several power plants hit by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in November. Earlier reports cited a number of issues with the plants, such as damaged cooling towers or control systems.
The restoration of the Malitbog unit follows the partial restoration of EDC's Tongonan plant in December, as well as earlier restorations of the Upper Mahiao and Leyte Optimization Plants. – Rappler.com