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Analyzing Geothermal Power in Philippines

  • March 2013
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  • Aruvian's R'search
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  • 145 pages

The geothermal energy industry in the Philippines is quite a huge one. In fact it is the largest producer of geothermal power in all of Asia-Pacific. The country ranks second in the world in terms of geothermal energy production. Geothermal energy accounts for a major share in the electricity generating technology for Philippines. In the coming times ahead, the generation of geothermal energy is set to increase to over 12,000 GWh in 2022.

The government identifies potential sites of geothermal energy resources where investors may undertake pre-development or exploration activities and assets belong to private entities which have identified frontier areas by providing technical assistance in further determining if these areas warrant the establishment of a power plant.

The Philippines is situated in the western flank of the Circum-Pacific Ring of Fire where numerous active and dormant volcanoes can be found. Under these volcanic centers, lie vast geothermal resources. It is this same Ring of Fire which has made Japan, Indonesia, New Zealand, and the United States major players in the geothermal industry.

Indonesia, however, is touted to be the major player in the future with its untapped potential of approximately 20,000 MW. 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.

Aruvians Rsearch analyzes the Geothermal Power in Philippines in its latest research offering Analyzing Geothermal Power in Philippines.

The report is a comprehensive coverage of the geothermal industry in the region as well as in Philippines.

The report begins with an introduction to geothermal power. We analyze the utilization of geothermal energy, the grading of geothermal resources, technologies used in geothermal power generation, emerging technologies, amongst others.

We analyze the global geothermal power market before the analysis of the geothermal market in Philippines and in Asia Pacific. We first analyze the global geothermal power industry through power generated from geothermal resources worldwide and global geothermal power installed capacity. We further look at the factors impacting the global geothermal power industry such as growth drivers and challenges facing the global geothermal industry.

Geothermal power in Asia Pacific is analyzed through power generated from geothermal resources, installed capacity of geothermal power, regional segmentation of the industry and the major industry deals that have taken place in recent years.

For the geothermal industry in Philippines, we analyze the power generated from geothermal resources, geothermal power installed capacity, industry segmentation by renewable energy technologies, regulatory frameworks governing the market in Philippines, and major industry projects, both existing and upcoming.

Major global industry players are analyzed through a corporate profile, an analysis of their major business segments, the presence of these companies in the geothermal market, and a SWOT analysis.

Aruvians Rsearch’s report Analyzing Geothermal Power in Philippines is a complete guide to this rapidly growing industry.

Table Of Contents

Analyzing Geothermal Power in Philippines
A. Executive Summary

B. Introduction to Geothermal Power
B.1 The Recognition of Geothermal Energy - Historical Perspective
B.2 Utilization of Geothermal Energy - Current Day
B.3 Source of Geothermal Energy Generation
B.4 Energy from the Earth's Core - Geothermal Systems
B.5 Identifying Geothermal Activity Reservoirs
B.6 Grading Geothermal Resources
B.7 Exploring Geothermal Resources Commercially
B.8 Geothermal Resource Exploration Process
B.9 Geothermal Exploration Programs - Risk vs. Cost
B.10 Technologies Used in Geothermal Power Generation
B.10.1 Binary Cycle Plant Technology
B.10.2 Conventional Steam Turbine Technology
B.11 Emerging Technologies
B.11.1 Enhanced Geothermal System
B.11.2 Mixed Working Fluid Technology
B.12 Geothermal Drilling Technology and Costs

C. Global Geothermal Power Industry
C.1 Introduction
C.2 Power Generation from Geothermal Resources
C.3 Global Geothermal Power Installed Capacity

D. Geothermal Power Industry in Asia Pacific
D.1 Industry Overview
D.2 Power Generation from Geothermal Resources in Asia Pacific
D.3 Geothermal Power Installed Capacity in Asia Pacific
D.4 Regional Segmentation of the Industry
D.5 Major Industry Deals

E. Geothermal Power Industry in Philippines
E.1 Industry Overview
E.2 Power Generation from Geothermal Resources in Philippines
E.3 Geothermal Power Installed Capacity in Philippines
E.4 Industry Segmentation
E.5 Industry Regulations
E.6 Major Industry Projects

F. Major Industry Players
F.1 Philippine National Oil Company
F.2 National Power Corporation
F.2.1 Corporate Profile
F.2.2 Business Segment Analysis
F.2.3 SWOT Analysis
F.3 Fuji Electric Co Ltd
F.3.1 Corporate Profile
F.3.2 Business Segment Analysis
F.3.3 Industry Presence
F.3.4 SWOT Analysis
F.4 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
F.4.1 Corporate Profile
F.4.2 Business Segment Analysis
F.4.3 Industry Presence
F.4.4 SWOT Analysis
F.5 Toshiba Corporation
F.5.1 Corporate Profile
F.5.2 Business Segment Analysis
F.5.3 Industry Presence
F.5.4 SWOT Analysis

G. Appendix
G.1 Global Geothermal Associations
G.2 Figures and Tables

H. Research Methodology

I. Glossary of Terms



List of Figures

Figure 1: The Earth's Crust, Mantle, and Core. Top Right: A Section through the Crust and the Uppermost Mantle
Figure 2: Schematic Cross-Section Showing Plate Tectonic Processes
Figure 3: World Pattern of Plates, Oceanic Ridges, Oceanic Trenches, Subduction Zones, and Geothermal Fields
Figure 4: Representation of an Ideal Geothermal System
Figure 5: Model of a Geothermal System
Figure 6: Formation of a Geothermal Reservoir
Figure 7: Diagram Showing the Different Categories of Geothermal Resources
Figure 8: Workings of a Binary Cycle Geothermal Plant
Figure 9: Workings of a Flash/Binary Cycle Geothermal Plant
Figure 10: Workings of a Dry Steam Geothermal Power Plant
Figure 11: Workings of a Flash Steam Geothermal Power Plant
Figure 12: Workings of a Double Flash Steam Geothermal Power Plant
Figure 13: Completed Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Well Costs as a Function of Depth
Figure 14: Ring of Fire
Figure 15: Geothermal Electricity Production by Countries, and Installed Capacities (MW), 2011
Figure 16: Global Power Generated from Geothermal Resources (GWh), 2002-2022
Figure 17: Installed Capacity of Geothermal Power Worldwide (MW), 2002-2022
Figure 18: Power Generated from Geothermal Resources in Asia Pacific (GWh), 2002-2022
Figure 19: Installed Capacity of Geothermal Power in Asia Pacific (MW), 2002-2022
Figure 20: Share of Geothermal Power Market in Asia Pacific by Country (%), 2011
Figure 21: Number of Geothermal Project Deals in Recent Times in Asia Pacific
Figure 22: Types of Geothermal Deals in the Industry in Recent Times
Figure 23: Geothermal Fields in Philippines
Figure 24: Power Generated from Geothermal Resources in Philippines (GWh), 2002-2022
Figure 25: Installed Capacity of Geothermal Power in Philippines (MW), 2002-2022
Figure 26: Renewable Power Generation in Philippines by Technologies (%), 2011
Figure 27: Conceptual Two-Well Enhanced Geothermal System in Hot Rock in a Low-Permeability Crystalline Basement Formation
Figure 28: Estimated Total Geothermal Resource Base and Recoverable Resource Given in EJ or 1018 Joules
Figure 29: An Atmospheric Exhaust Geothermal Power-Plant
Figure 30: A Condensing Geothermal Power-Plant
Figure 31: A Geothermal Binary Power Plant
Figure 32: Flow Diagram of the Geothermal District Heating System of Reykjavik
Figure 33: Application of Ground-Coupled Heat Pump System
Figure 34: A Heat Pump in Heating Mode
Figure 35: Binary Cycle Plant
Figure 36: Dry Steam Plant
Figure 37: Flashed Steam Plant
Figure 38: Cascade Uses of Geothermal Energy



List of Tables

Table 1: Classification of Geothermal Resources (°C)
Table 2: Different Types of Technologies Used by Geothermal Plants
Table 3: Global Power Generated from Geothermal Resources (GWh), 2002-2022
Table 4: Installed Capacity of Geothermal Power Worldwide (MW), 2002-2022
Table 5: Power Generated from Geothermal Resources in Asia Pacific (GWh), 2002-2022
Table 6: Installed Capacity of Geothermal Power in Asia Pacific (MW), 2002-2022
Table 7: Share of Geothermal Power Market in Asia Pacific by Country (%), 2011
Table 8: Number of Geothermal Project Deals in Recent Times in Asia Pacific
Table 9: Types of Geothermal Deals in the Industry in Recent Times
Table 10: Major Geothermal Deals in Asia Pacific in Recent Times
Table 11: Power Generated from Geothermal Resources in Philippines (GWh), 2002-2022
Table 12: Installed Capacity of Geothermal Power in Philippines (MW), 2002-2022
Table 13: Renewable Power Generation in Philippines by Technologies (%), 2011
Table 14: Geothermal Projects in Philippines
Table 15: Upcoming/Under Development Geothermal Projects in Philippines
Table 16: Summary of Nonhydrothermal US Geothermal Resource-Base Estimates
Table 17: Energy and Investment Costs for Electric Energy Production from Renewables
Table 18: Energy and Investment Costs for Direct Heat from Renewables



Companies Mentioned

Philippine National Oil Company
National Power Corporation
Fuji Electric Co Ltd
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Toshiba Corporation

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