Turboden supplies 29 MWe geothermal plant in Philippines

Turboden, a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group subsidiary and provider of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology, will supply a 29 MWe geothermal power plant planned for the Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) Palayan Bayan expansion project. The plant will be constructed at the Bacon-Manito geothermal facility located in Luzon Island, Philippines.

Turboden's binary power generation system will recover heat from a brine flow downstream of an existing flash plant. The project is expected to be operational by end 2022 and is part of overall efforts to reduce CO2 emissions from thermal power generation by replacing the local grid's dependence on fossil fuels and other energy sources.

The Philippines is one of the world’s third largest geothermal producers, next to the U.S. and Indonesia. The ratio of installed capacity to resources (development rate) is the highest in the world, making the Philippines one of the most active countries in geothermal development.