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TSI launches Energy Education Center
June 28, 2016
Therma South Inc. (TSI), a subsidiary of the Aboitiz Power Corp. (AP), launched the Energy Education Center (EEC) last May 20, 2016 in a bid to make energy education more accessible to the public.Located within the 75-hectare property of the 300-megawatt Davao Baseload Power Plant in Binugao, Toril, Davao City, the EEC, which was established with the support of the Aboitiz Foundation, features interactive and informative displays on the energy sector and AP.“Through this center, we hope to impart better understanding and appreciation on the energy sector, the AboitizPower group, and the technology that the TSI plant is utilizing,” Sebastian Arsenio R. Lacson, TSI President and Chief Operating Officer, said during the launch of the EEC.He added that the EEC is part of the education component of TSI’s corporate social responsibility.“The energy sector is not easy to understand due to its complexities but through this center we hope students, teachers, and the general public will be able to learn how things work in the sector,” Lacson said.Displays in the center include an explanation of the process and nature of the circulating fluidized bed (CFB); a scale model of the boiler; scale model of the power plant; the Mindanao power structure; history of AP; and power generating technologies where AP is investing in, among others.“The center will really help the students understand certain scientific principles better through the help of the visual displays in the center. What they learn from the books may be very different if they see how certain principles are being applied.”, said Teresita F. Del Valle, Chief Education Program Supervisor of the Department of Education (DepEd) - Davao City.For her part, Josephine A. Aragon, Inawayan National High School Principal, said the center is a welcome addition in the area as it makes energy and science education more accessible to the students who are not near the city center.The EEC is open to the public every Tuesdays and Thursdays, except holidays, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Prior reservation is required. Interested individuals may contact (082) 224-6516 for further inquiries.