Power News

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 […]
January 11, 2018

Meralco warns vs regression in regulation of power sector

By Lenie Lectura – January 10, 2018 from Business Mirror THE country’s power supply and security of supply could be put at risk if the regulatory agency of the power industry could not perform its mandate, a top official of […]
January 10, 2018

Cusi to step out as PEMC chair

By Myrna M. Velasco – January 9, 2018, 10:00 PM from Manila Bulletin The well-anticipated ingress of the Independent Market Operator (IMO) of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) targeted as early as February this year will also prompt the eventual […]
January 10, 2018

Meralco seeks partners in wind power projects

By Alena Mae S. Flores – January 09, 2018 at 07:15 pm from manilastandard.net Manila Electric Co. through unit Meralco PowerGen Corp. is keen on teaming up with potential wind projects that could potentially generate up to 300 megawatts of […]
January 10, 2018

Aboitiz combines coal assets into subsidiary

By Lenie Lectura – January 9, 2018 from Business Mirror ABOITIZ Power Corp. said on Monday its subsidiary Therma Power Inc. (TPI) will rationalize its ownership in two coal-fired power plants in Bataan. AboitizPower said TPI is streamlining its share ownership structure in GNPower […]