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South Negros Geothermal Production Field

Posted on November 6, 2009 by under Travel.    

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On Sunday, October 11, Brian and I had the opportunity to tour Tito Cy’s work in Valencia. We got to see Palimpinon I and Palimpinon II. It was my first time touring a geothermal power plant. It’s a lot like any other power plant except the energy source is geothermal, as opposed to coal, natural gas, etc.

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There were so many houses (probably squatters) within the power plant premises. It was wild. Brian even saw clothes/laundry laid to dry on the hot pipes. The irony is, as close as these houses are to the power plant, they probably don’t have any electricity.

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The control center terminals looked like any other control center.

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Us in front of the long wall of buttons…

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Here’s an example of a house within the power plant area. This one happens to be along the road.

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There’s steam coming out of the sides of the mountain.

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The road to the power plant is scenic. There were some great views. We took pictures on the way down as we were leaving the bukid.

It was really cool seeing Tito Cy’s office and getting a tour of the power plant. I’m glad that the weather was favorable that day and we had the chance to do it.

I wish that I could arrange for Tito Cy to tour one of our power plants over here also when he visits in December so I can return the favor. I’m not sure how to do that though. I will have to ask around and find out.

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