EO cuts red tape in issuance of permits for power projects

3 July 2017, 11:00 pm

Industry players will now only need 30 days—from the current 1,340 days—to secure the necessary permits and licenses to start a big-ticket power project, thanks to Executive Order (EO) 30 issued by President Duterte on June 30.

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Supreme Court guidance sought on power supply competition

27 June 2017, 11:25 pm

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is planning to ask the Supreme Court for guidance on how the power industry should move after rules governing retail competition and open access (RCOA) was put on hold and left electricity users and providers unsure about the legality of their transactions.

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Mindanao electricity spot market launched in Davao

27 June 2017, 10:16 pm

ATFER years of promises that only got Mindanao long hours of power interruptions, the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) in Mindanao was finally launched and seen as the start of a competitive electricity market in the island whose costing is very transparent.

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Cusi wants ‘top-down approach’ on resolving electric coops’ concerns

27 June 2017, 6:55 pm

Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi has sternly instructed agencies under his charge to pursue ‘top-down approach’ when it comes to resolving the issues and concerns of electric cooperatives (ECs) given the critical component of service that they provide to wide base of Filipino consumers.

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DOE steps up Marawi power restoration

21 June 2017, 11:01 pm

The Department of Energy (DOE) is stepping up “restoration efforts” on electricity service at the domains of battle-scarred Marawi City as well as along neighboring areas.

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Dealing with opposition to water and power projects

21 June 2017, 10:38 pm

More than new roads and new airports, I believe what requires greater focus and priority now are new power and water supply projects to benefit the whole country. While a new train or mass transit system for Metro Manila will truly be a welcome relief, light rail systems running on electricity won’t get far without new power supply projects.Inline image 1

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AC Energy tapped to supply electricity to FBDC buildings

20 June 2017, 10:44 pm

FORT Bonifacio Development Corp. (FBDC), the developer of Bonifacio Global City (BGC), has tapped AC Energy Holdings Inc., the power arm of Ayala Corp., to supply electricity to its buildings.

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DoE official backs NEA control over power distributors

20 June 2017, 9:56 pm

AN UNDERSECRETARY at the Department of Energy (DoE) has backed the proposal of the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to be given authority to supervise not just electric cooperatives but also privately-owned distribution utilities (DUs).

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Shakeup in energy sector: Stakeholders highlight need to keep Epira, with some provisions revised

17 June 2017, 10:27 pm

Sixteen years since the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira) of 2001 was enacted into law, industry stakeholders observed more private-sector involvement in the energy industry, ushering in new power projects that boosted the country’s power supply, ultimately benefiting consumers.

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DOE’s Cusi adopts ‘carrot and stick’ tack to keep tab on power facilities

6 June 2017, 6:18 pm

The Department of Energy (DOE) released on Wednesday a circular that formalizes the conduct of performance assessment and audit for all power generation, transmission and distribution systems and facilities.

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DOE endorses Pilipinas Shell’s plan to sell electricity to WESM

31 May 2017, 10:37 pm

The Department of Energy (DOE) has endorsed the plan of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. to sell electricity to the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM).

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DOE to launch Wholesale Electricity Spot Market in Mindanao

29 May 2017, 11:08 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, May 30 (PIA) -- The Department of Energy (DOE) has laid the groundwork in Mindanao in order to deliver quality, reliable, secure and affordable electricity to the region through the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM).

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More power projects in the pipeline for Mindanao: DOE

24 May 2017, 9:38 pm

DIFFERENT energy generation companies expressed interest to build power projects in Mindanao with combined indicative rated capacity of 2,454.86 megawatts, data from Department of Energy (DOE) bared.

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DOE taps China counterpart for Mindanao’s transmission dev’t

21 May 2017, 9:44 pm

MANILA, Philippines -  The Department of Energy (DOE) has tapped China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) and State Grid Corp. of China in exploring ways to speed up transmission development in Mindanao as well as the grid interconnection with Visayas.


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ERC okays P7-billion refund of Meralco over-recoveries from 2014 to 2016

14 May 2017, 9:54 pm

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has given the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) the green light to refund consumers nearly P7 billion worth of over-recoveries incurred from 2014 to 2016.

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BOI okays Consunji Group’s P1.34-B gas-turbine plant in Batangas

6 May 2017, 10:22 pm

THE Board of Investments (BOI) approved the Consunji-owned Southwest Luzon Power Generation Corp. to put up a P1.34-billion gas-turbine power plant in Calaca, Batangas.

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Power struggle: NGCP and Transco battle over contracts and profits

6 May 2017, 9:45 pm

(CNN Philippines, May 7) — The National Transmission Corp. (TransCo), the owner of the country's power grid, has unleashed a raft of accusations against the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP),  its private sector concessionaire, claiming it is secretly building telecommunications facilties and hiding its profits from the government.

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NGCP binilinan ng DOE ukol sa pagbaba ng halaga ng kuryente

4 May 2017, 10:07 pm

Ibinunyag ni Energy Sec. Alfonso Cusi ang mga naging hakbang ng National Grid Corporation of the Philippines o NGCP na sana ay makatulong para maibaba ang halaga ng kuryente at internet rates sa bansa.

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Funding escalation to P52 B may snag VisMin power interconnection

2 May 2017, 9:40 pm

The bloated project funding of P52 billion set forth by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) may eternally snag the long-awaited Visayas-Mindanao Interconnection Project (VMIP) because this will impact adversely on Filipino electricity consumers’ pockets.

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Transco, NGCP head for showdown

1 May 2017, 10:20 pm

(First of two parts)

The state-owned National Transmission Corp. (Transco) and the privately held National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) are on a collision course over what the government agency believes is the latter’s decision to allow third parties to use government property without authority.

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