24 April 2017, 9:42 pm
THE Department of Energy (DoE) committed P2.50 per kilowatt hour (kWh) to Middle East businessmen eyeing to invests in Mindanao, Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Director General Charito Plaza said.
18 April 2017, 5:07 pm
IF he’s really serious, President Duterte can always ask his friend, former Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, to help prosecute grafters and plunderers in the multitrillion-peso power industry.
10 April 2017, 6:37 pm
LUZON lost a total of 1,647 megawatts (MW) when an intensity six earthquake hit on Saturday with Mabini, Batangas as epicenter, causing several power plants to trip simultaneously, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said on Monday.
27 March 2017, 9:22 pm
The House of Representatives is set to drag the Department of Energy (DOE) into another round of investigation on why it has not been able to efficiently evade the massive maintenance shutdown of power plants during summer months when demand would typically peak and supply could run tight.
25 March 2017, 10:24 pm
Manila Electric Co., the biggest retailer of electricity, is negotiating with First Gen Corp. to buy 200 megawatts from the latter’s 414-megawatt San Gabriel natural gas plant in Batangas to ensure adequate power supply during the dry months.
19 March 2017, 8:42 pm
The Philippines has one of the most expensive electricity rates in the world. The government owes taxpayers safe, reliable and affordable electricity, but its attempt to lower prices by restructuring the power sector through the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira) of 2001 has not been without obstacles.
15 March 2017, 8:20 pm
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Association of Mindanao Rural Electric Cooperatives Inc. (Amreco) has reiterated its opposition to the proposed wholesale electricity spot market (WESM) and has vowed to protect its consumers from exorbitant power rates it could bring.
14 March 2017, 10:55 pm
Manila Electric Co., the biggest electricity retailer, asked the Energy Regulatory Commission to allow the implementation of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure project that will pave the way for postpaid subscribers to avail of its Kuryente Load program starting June 1.
14 March 2017, 9:49 pm
THE Association of Mindanao Rural Electric Cooperatives (Amreco) Inc., is asking the government and other stakeholders to find alternative mechanisms to address the electricity market in Mindanao before the island is connected to the Visayas grid. Amreco, with the Power Supply Aggregation Group Corporation (PSAGCORP), is proposing an alternative electricity market only as one of the options subject to a thorough study of the problems confronting the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) in Luzon and the Visayas and consider the perceived peculiar power condition in Mindanao. “We want to make it clear that we are not against electricity market scheme in Mindanao, but rather we want our concerns be heard by the Department of Energy considering that there are other options than to put up a WESM to implement the government’s circular on selling electricity in the island, particularly to the Amreco consumers,” said Sergio Dagooc, Amreco president. Amreco has been consistent in pushing for the establishment of an independent market in Mindanao that is separate from the WESM administered by the Philippine Electricity Market Corp. Amreco wants the Mindanao market to be managed by stakeholders and market participants in Mindanao. A series of workshops and the creation of a technical working group in cooperation with generation and transmission companies, notwithstanding the distribution utilities, were organized by Amreco to enable and clarify definitions of the problems and constraints in the Mindanao Power Grid. The output of the workshop would be useful in reviewing the proposed WESM in Mindanao. The perspectives shared by participants would craft and implement a "responsive mechanism" while WESM Mindanao is not yet operational, said Amreco. “We are aware of the pros and cons of the WESM operation in the Luzon and Visayas grids where prices of electricity have gone up instead of making it more affordable to the poorest of the poor of consumers,” Dagooc said. Ameco said that one of the issues they would tackle is the uncontracted available capacity of generating companies (gencos). It proposed that there should be selective dispatch of hydro power where it would only be on peak hours, genco to genco contracts where these companies are allowed to buy power from among themselves for replacement power, unification of uncontracted capacities of electric cooperatives to the uncontracted capacities of the distribution utilities. Amreco PSAGCORP proposed that instead of a WESM, a Mindanao Power Auction should be established as the electricity market mechanism for Mindanao.
Enerio, B. D. (March 15, 2017). Amreco wants power auction ahead of grid interconnection. Sunstar Cagayan de Oro. Retrieved from http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cagayan-de-oro/business/2017/03/15/amreco-wants-power-auction-ahead-grid-interconnection-531101
14 March 2017, 7:42 pm
The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is seeking approval from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to implement starting June this year its Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), a major project of the utility firm that will help customers manage their energy usage, thereby resulting in savings.