Mindanao Geothermal Production Field : Mt. Apo

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Mount Apo is a large solfataric, potentially active volcano in the island of Mindanao, Philippines. It is located between Davao City and Davao del Sur province in Region XI and Cotabato province in Region XII. It has an altitude of 2,954 meters (9,694 ft) and is the highest mountain with three peaks and is capped by a 500 meter wide (1,600 ft)

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Mindanao Geothermal Production FieldI. GENERAL GEOLOGYMount Apo is a large solfataric, potentially active volcano in the island of Mindanao, Philippines. It is located between Davao City and Davao del Sur province in Region XI and Cotabato province in Region XII. It has an altitude of 2,954 meters (9,694 ft) and is the highest mountain with three peaks and is capped by a 500 meter wide (1,600 ft) volcanic creater containing a small crater lake. Its peak overlooks Davao City 40 km (25 mi) to the northeast, Digos City 25 km (16 mi) to the southeast, and Kidapawan City 20 km (12 mi) to the west. The mountain is home to over 272 birds species, 111 of which are endemic to the area it is also home to one of the worlds largest eagles, the Philippine Eagle, which is the countrys national bird.Mindanao Geothermal Production Field (MGPF)Mt. Apo is an excellent source of geothermal energy. Located in Barangay Ilomavis, Kidapawan City, North Cotabato is the Mindanao Geothermal Production Field with a power output of 106 MW, currently the only power plant of its kind in Mindanao. The Geothermal Production Field is located in northwestern flank of Mount Apo, situated in Central Mindanao, Philippines. The initial geothermal resource only covered 8.2 square kilometers for reserved estimation based on the area accessible for drilling (Trazona, et al., 2002).II. GEOLOGICAL SETTINGMGPF lies within the watchful eye of Mount Apo, the Philippines highest peak at 2,854 meters at su

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