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Negros Oriental taps First Gen’s clean power

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First Gen Corp. said Wednesday it will supply renewable energy to Silliman University Medical Center Foundation Inc. in Negros Oriental province.

This is the first hospital on the island to be directly powered by geothermal energy from locally-sourced clean power.

First Gen will supply SUMCFI with 800-kilowatts of geothermal power starting Jan. 26, 2023 through subsidiary Energy Development Corp. EDC’s second-largest geothermal facility is located in Valencia, Negros Oriental.

“After carefully evaluating offers from various proponents, the board has decided to partner with First Gen that will be able to supply us with clean, renewable energy through geothermal power coming from our very own province here in Negros Oriental at a very competitive price,” said SUMCFI corporate secretary and board member Emmanuel Abellanosa during the ceremonial contract signing.

SUMCFI’s decision was largely influenced by Dr. Angel Alcala, a national scientist and board member of sister institution Silliman University. Alena Mae S. Flores


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