Neltex Development Co. Inc., the country’s largest plastic pipe manufacturer, tapped Energy Development Corp.’s Bacon-Manito Geothermal Project in the Bicol region to supply electricity for its factory in Dasmariñas, Cavite.
“With its partnership with EDC, Neltex aims to make its production sustainable and safe for the environment, making it the first in the industry to be powered by renewable energy,” EDC said in a statement.
Geothermal energy is the only renewable energy source that is baseload which means it can run uninterrupted 24/7.
Neltex produces PVC pipes using organic-based stabilizers or lead-free sustainable materials, making it Southeast Asia’s biggest PVC-OBS site. These pipes are used to bring water from reservoirs to homes and businesses and carry wastewater from toilets to sewer treatment plants.
EDC is one of the world’s largest geothermal producers and the country’s leading renewable energy company with an installed capacity of 1,471.8 megawatts.