500 folks benefit from EDC’s medical mission in Laoag City

Laoag City, Ilocos Norte-About 500 residents of Barit-Pandan, Vira, Lagui-Sail and Salit-Bulangon, Laoag City availed of the free health and wellness services extended by leading renewable energy company Energy Development Corporation (EDC), parent company of Burgos Wind Power Corporation (BWPC), developer of the 86-MW Burgos Wind Power Project. EDC, in partnership with Rep. Rodolfo Farinas, Mayor Michael Farinas and the Laoag City Health Office, conducted a medical and dental mission for the residents of the four barangays in Barit Elementary School

The medical mission is part of EDC’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program for its host communities. Dubbed “Lingap Kalusugan sa Komunidad,” it aims to promote and improve the physical well-being of intended beneficiaries through medical consultations and treatment including minor surgical operations as well as dental treatment. The residents also enjoyed free massage and haircut.

BWPC is also planning to conduct CPR and First Aid training for around 160 barangay health workers for the 80 barangays of Laoag City next month in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross.

“In all our areas of operation, we have endeavored and continue to uplift the lives of our host communities through various CSR projects focused on health, education, sustainable livelihood, and environmental protection,” BWPC project manager Reman Chua said.

The wind turbines and ancillary plant of BWPC’s wind power project will be located within an area of 618 hectares covering three barangays, namely Saoit, Poblacion, and Nagsurot, in the Municipality of Burgos. The 42-kilometer, 115 KV transmission line, on the other hand, will traverse the municipalities of Burgos, Pasuquin, Bacarra, and Laoag City.

“Upon approval of the Feed-in-Tariff rates, we shall accelerate development of the project so that the province of Ilocos Norte will immediately enjoy the benefits of clean, renewable and affordable energy. This project will also be a big boost to the national goal of energy self-sufficiency and stable electricity prices, and to the global campaign to mitigate climate change. Renewable energy is not only clean but also a cheaper power source since the fuel – from the wind, sun, water, geothermal- is free and abundant in the Philippines,” Chua explained.

About BWPC

Burgos Wind Power Corporation (BWPC) is the developer of the Burgos Wind Project under DOE Certificate of Registration No. WESC 2009-09-004. The project involves the construction of wind turbines, ancillary plant and transmission line. The wind turbines and ancillary plant covering an area of 618 hectares will be located in barangays Saoit, Poblacion, and Nagsurot, in the Municipality of Burgos while the 42-kilometer, 115 KV transmission line will be installed in Laoag City. BWPC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Development Corporation (EDC), the largest producer of geothermal energy in the Philippines.