The government of Sorsogon City, The Philippines, has endorsed the Bacon-Manito geothermal expansion project developed by Energy Development Corp.
The city council voted 8-2 in favour of the project. The endorsement was a requirement imposed on EDC by the Department on Environment and Natural Resources for the issuance of an Environmental Compliance Certificate to the expansion projects.
The expansion will create 90MW of geothermal energy in addition to the 150MW in installed capacity of the existing facilities.
Vice-mayor Edmundo Atutubo, said the EDC management pledged Peso10m (€206,799) to the city government in reparation assistance for at least 10 barangays down the project site that sustained heavy damages from floods and landslides at the height of typhoon Dante last May.