EDC signs deal to supply power to Batangas hospital


LOPEZ-LED Energy Development Corp. (EDC) and the Mary Mediatrix Medical Center (MMMC) signed a contract for the supply of power to the hospital located in Lipa, Batangas.

Under the deal, EDC will supply MMMC 1 megawatt (MW) for two years. Electricity will be sourced from EDC’s BacMan Geothermal Inc.

“This contract symbolizes our commitment not only to our partnership, but also to our environment. It is a good opportunity that First Gen-EDC offered us this alternative energy solution. Not only will we be able to generate substantial savings through this initiative, but we will still be able to deliver high-quality health-care services to our patients without compromise,” MMMC CEO and President Dr. Robert Magsino said at the contract signing held in Lipa, Batangas.

“Geothermal power provides clean, renewable and reliable energy source that allows us to reduce our operation’s negative impact to the environment by reducing our carbon footprint. With this in mind, we look forward to mutually beneficial and strong partnership with First Gen-EDC,” he added.

MMMC has been giving appropriate care to its patients in Southern Luzon since 1994. It received its ISO 9001:2008 certification in 2013, a proof of the hospital’s international quality standards.

EDC is one of the world’s largest geothermal producers and the country’s leading renewable- energy company with an installed capacity of 1,475 MW. For over 40 years, EDC has been implementing comprehensive environmental management programs that enhance the ecosystem and corporate social responsibility programs, ensuring inclusive growth for its partner communities.