November 29, 2017

New ERC Chair Agnes VST Devanadera Will be Good if She Listens to Her Own Heart and Soul

David Celestra Tan, MSK 28 November 2017 It is a good sign that President Duterte took time to choose carefully the new Chairman of the Energy Regulatory Commission in whose hands the fate of 100 million electric consumers would depend. […]
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 […]
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 […]