Enabling Sustainable Geothermal Operations Through Social Impact Assessment

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Abstract
This paper provides a thorough discussion of the social impact assessment program of Philippine Geothermal, with an emphasis on a Community Impact Review (CIR) tool that integrates community issues with operations and provides valuable information to facilitate successful project planning, design, and implementation. The CIR conducted by all functional groups involved in a specific project promotes a shared understanding and coordinated resolution of issues that may expose host communities to risks and potentially interrupt geothermal operations. CIR evaluates socio-political issues, including security, religious, cultural, economic, and other local norms that should be considered in the overall project management. This paper demonstrates the value of social impact assessment in facilitating geothermal operations by presenting the application of the CIR in the case of the two drilling projects in the Mak-Ban Geothermal Field – the plug and abandonment of Puting Lupa-1 and the work-over of Bulalo-13.

Author 
Edith Louise Batac and Victor Dugan






Conference 
2015 World Geothermal Congress; Melbourne, Australia; 2015/04/20


Published 
International Geothermal Association, 2015





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Citation

Edith Louise Batac and Victor Dugan. 2015. Enabling Sustainable Geothermal Operations Through Social Impact Assessment. Proceedings of 2015 World Geothermal Congress; Melbourne, Australia: International Geothermal Association.