The Geothermal Education Office and a 1980 article titled "The Philippines

geothermal success story" by Rudolph J. Birsic published in the journal Geothermal
Energy note the remarkable geothermal resources of the Philippines.
During the World Geothermal Congress 2000 held in Beppu, Ōita Prefecture
of Japan held from May to June 2000, it was reported that the Philippines is the
largest consumer of electricity from geothermal sources and highlighted
the potential role of geothermal energy in providing energy needs for
developing countries.
According to the International Geothermal Association (IGA), worldwide,
the Philippines ranks second to the United States in producing geothermal
energy. As of 2010, the US had a capacity of 3093 megawatts of
geothermal power, while that of the Philippines was 1904 megawatts.
Early statistics from the Institute for Green Resources and Environment stated
that Philippine geothermal energy provides 16% of the country's electricity. By 2005,
geothermal energy accounted for 17.5% of the country's electricity production.
More recent statistics from the IGA show that combined energy from the
nation's six geothermal fields, located in the islands
of Luzon, Leyte, Negros and Mindanao, still accounts for approximately
17% of the country's electricity generation. Leyte island is where the first
geothermal power plant, a 3 megawatt wellhead unit, started operations in July
1977. Larger-scale commercial production of geothermal power began in 1979 with
the commissioning of a 110-megawatt plant at Tiwi field in Albay province. IGA
figures as of December 2009 show the nation's installed geothermal capacity
stands at 1904 megawatts, with gross generation of 10,311 gigawatt-hrs for all of
2009, representing 17% of the nation's total power generation
Is thermal energy generated and stored in the Earth. Thermal energy is
the energy that determines the temperature of matter. The geothermal
energy of the Earth's crust originates from the original formation of the planet
(20%) and from radioactive decay of minerals (80%).

Geothermal energy is the most reliably available. Other clean energy sources,
such as solar or wind, are only available when the weather cooperates.
Geothermal energy, by contrast, does not rely on uncontrollable outside

Geothermal energy does not require as much land to produce it’s power as do
other clean energy. A geothermal energy only requires 10 percent of the
amount of land needed by a solar farm to produce the same amount of

Significant Cost Saving : Geothermal energy generally involves low running
costs since it saves 80% costs over fossil fuels and no fuel is used to generate
the power. Since, no fuel is require so costs for purchasing, transporting and
cleaning up plants is quite low.