Is geothermal energy applicable in the Philippines?

The Philippines is the third largest producer of geothermal electricity after the United States of America and Mexico. Geothermal exploration was started in 1962, and the first large commercial power plants came on-line in 1979 in two fields.

Where are the geothermal power plants in the Philippines?


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Mahanagdong Geothermal Power Station Ormoc, Leyte
Leyte Optimization Geothermal Power Station Tongonan and Limao, Kananga, Leyte
Tongonan Geothermal Power Plant Limao, Kananga, Leyte
Mindanao Geothermal Production Field (Energy Development Corporation) Mount Apo, Kidapawan, Cotabato

Should the Philippines invest in geothermal energy Why or why not?

It is considerably safer than most other energy sources. Unlike fossil fuel plants, geothermal power does not produce greenhouse gases (GHG) that are harmful to the environment. … This prompted the Philippines to consider revamping its geothermal development again.

What are the two ways in which geothermal energy is generated?

1. Geothermal power plants, which use heat from deep inside the Earth to generate steam to make electricity. 2. Geothermal heat pumps, which tap into heat close to the Earth’s surface to heat water or provide heat for buildings.

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