Exploration of geothermal energy in the country started somewhere in the 1950s under the helm of Professor Arturo Alcaraz, who headed the Commission of Volcanology. The Commission studied and made an inventory through geological mapping and surveys, and test drilling for the possible sources of geothermal energy.
How did geothermal energy start?
Archaeological evidence shows that the first human use of geothermal resources in North America occurred more than 10,000 years ago with the settlement of Paleo-Indians at hot springs. The springs served as a source of warmth and cleansing, their minerals as a source of healing.
Is Philippines has the potential to have geothermal power plant?
According to the study conducted by the Department of Energy, Philippines has geothermal potential of 4500 MW. With numerous projects in the development phase and new tenders yet to be won, there are significant opportunities for geothermal stakeholders to capitalize on these markets.