Thermal Power

01 Mar 2022

Maibarara Geothermal Plans Up to 30 MW Expansion Capacity

01 Mar 2022  by   

Discharge of the first well, Mai6D on Maibarara project site, Philippines (source: Maibarara Geothermal Inc.)
In a statement, Maibarara Geothermal Inc. (MGI) announced that they are planning to add a third power plant to the Maibarara geothermal project in Batangas, Philippines. More studies will still need to be done, but the company is looking to increase the project’s power generation capacity by another 10 to 30 MW.

MGI is majority owned (65%) by PetroGreen Energy Corp., a subsidiary of PetroEnergy Resources Corporation (PERC). AC Energy Corp. has a 25% stake while the remaining 10% is owned by state run Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC)-Renewable Corp. PERC also operates wind and solar power projects in the country and is engaged in petroleum exploration in West Africa.

The first Maibarara geothermal power plant had a capacity of 20 MW. In 2016, Maibarara 2 was brought online, adding 12 MW capacity as we reported.

The expansion of the Maibarar geothermal project is part of a wider effort of PERC to increase their total renewable power capacity. PERC Vice President Francisco G. Delfin, however, said that geothermal expansion is a lower priority than expansion of solar and wind projects. The timeline for the expansion is not clear yet, but the target is to achieve 300 to 400 MW RE capacity growth in three to four years.


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