Power News

January 16, 2018

Consumer protection vs regulatory capture

By BusinessMirror Editorial – January 15, 2018 Last December the Office of the Ombudsman ordered the one-year suspension of four commissioners of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for, among other offenses, failing to implement the government’s policy against anticompetitive behavior […]
January 16, 2018

Aseagas shuts down Batangas biomass plant

By Alena Mae S. Flores – January 15, 2018 at 06:40 pm from manilastandard.net Aseagas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corp., said Monday it decided to permanently cease the operations of its 8.8-megawatt biomass power plant in Lian, Batangas […]
January 15, 2018

2-year FIT extension set for biomass, hydro projects

By Myrna M. Velasco – January 14, 2018, 10:01 PM from Manila Bulletin Renewable energy (RE) developments on biomass and run-of-river hydro technologies have successfully secured two-year extension on their feed-in-tariff (FIT) incentive scheme, Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi has told […]
January 15, 2018

International experts find Bataan Nuclear Plant repairable

By Alena Mae S. Flores – January 14, 2018 at 07:09 pm from manilastandard.net International nuclear experts found the mothballed 620-megawatt Bataan Nuclear Power Plant repairable, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said over the weekend. Technicians from Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corp. […]
January 15, 2018

Cusi says 2 LNG bids rejected by PNOC

By Alena Mae S. Flores – January 14, 2018 at 06:42 pm from manilastandard.net Philippine National Oil Co. rejected two unsolicited proposals out of the seven groups that expressed interest in teaming up with the government to build the country’s planned […]
January 13, 2018

Cusi orders Meralco to explain P0.08 per kWh power rate increase

By Alena Mae S. Flores – January 12, 2018 at 07:40 pm from Manilastandard.net Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has asked Manila Electric Co. to explain its computation of a P0.08 per kilowatt-hour increase in electricity rates following the implementation of the […]
January 12, 2018

ERC impasse is disruptive, says Meralco

By Alena Mae S. Flores – January 10, 2018 at 06:28 pm from manilastandard.net Manila Electric Co., the biggest retailer of electricity, is confident the regulatory quandary at the Energy Regulatory Commission will be resolved this month, cautioning that the […]
January 11, 2018

TRAIN to hike power transmission charges

By Myrna M. Velasco – January 10, 2018, 10:00 PM from Manila Bulletin The re-imposition of 12-percent value-added tax (VAT) on the wheeling charge of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) under the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion […]
January 11, 2018

Meralco bats for immediate restoration of ERC functions

By Myrna M. Velasco – January 10, 2018, 10:00 PM from Manila Bulletin As power plant “on commissioning phases” may get delayed and affect country’s power supply situation, electric utility giant Manila Electric Company (Meralco) opined that it is highly […]
January 11, 2018

Meralco power rates to decline this month

By Alena Mae S. Flores – January 10, 2018 at 07:02 pm from manilastandard.net Power rates in the franchise area of Manila Electric Co. will drop P0.5260 per kilowatt-hour in January, translating into a P105 reduction in the monthly bill […]