MSK Viewpoints

November 9, 2017


By the Mindanao Coalition of Power Consumers November 5, 2017 from David Tauli In the period 2013-2014, sixteen electric cooperatives in Mindanao entered into anomalous contracts for power supply for their consumers with the 405-MW coal power plant of the […]
October 24, 2017

Our National Dance on Market Concentration in Power….and the Resulting Monopolization, Oligopolization, and Cartelization.

David Celestra Tan, MSK 22 October 2017 The DOE and ERC have been dancing around the issue of Market Concentration in Power since the get-go of the crafting and passing of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 that […]
October 17, 2017

Legislators Incessantly Pressuring ERC for Meralco Must Equally Show Concern for Electric Consumers

David Celestra Tan, MSK 16 October 2017 Almost everyday Legislators have been bombarding the ERC with press releases to pressure them to expedite the approval of Meralco’s seven (7) midnight power supply contracts. They subject the ERC Commissioners to hearings […]
October 7, 2017

Viewpoint: Meralco Midnight Contracts an ERC-Meralco Conspiracy?

Evelyn Viray Jallorina Alyansa para saBagongPilipinas 6 October 2017 Did ERC actually conspire with Meralco in making way for MeralcoPowerGen to sign the 3,551mw of new power supply agreements? Our cause oriented group, Alyansa para saBagongPilipinas had filed a complaint […]
September 28, 2017

Meralco’s Generation Cartel is the Issue and Itgoes Beyond Meralco and into Power…..the political kind. (Part 2)

David Celestra Tan, MSK 28 September 2017 Worthwhile Competitors Ironically there are many equally capable independent bidders who could have provided  healthy competition, technologies, and alternatives that would have been beneficial to consumers.   Shutout by the MVP Group were the […]
September 23, 2017

Meralco’s Abuse of Market Power Corrals Generators Into a Meralco Cartel …..With Long Term Implications (Part 1)

David Celestra Tan, MSK 21 September2017 Meralco’s public service franchise specifically prohibits it from engaging “ in any activity that will constitute an abuse of market power such as but not limited to, unfair trade practices, monopolistic schemes and any […]
September 16, 2017

ERC Must be Cured Not Abolished Nor Crippled

David Celestra Tan, MSK 15 September 2017 There is no question that the ERC has not been living up to its mandate to protect the consumers, to assure long term supply at fair and reasonable rates. In our book we […]
September 13, 2017

Viewpoint: Comparing Philippine Electricity Rates vs Asean – Just the Facts

by Engr. Joselito Villarey Meralco SL of 6+% reflect the average of generation which is negligible due to pass of similar with transmission, hence if you get the average of general transmission that are negligible combine with distance which is […]
September 8, 2017

Comparing Philippine Electricity Rates vs Asean – Just the Facts

David Celestra Tan, MSK September 8, 2017 Most Filipino consumers know that every month their electricity bill takes a significant part of his budget.  And he better pay up or his lights will be cutoff. One side of his brain […]
August 22, 2017

Meralco’s CSP Of Solar Proves Consumer Benefits of True CSP … and the Excessive Cost of Fit Subsidies

David Celestra Tan, MSK 20 August 2017 Meralco, after their apparently successful circumvention of the CSP policy for their 3,551mw of 20 year coal power contracts, is now highly publicizing their embracing competitive selection process (CSP) for renewable energy supply, […]