December 19, 2017

Meralco unit tapping Irish firm

By Alena Mae S. Flores – December 15, 2017 at 07:51 pm from Meralco PowerGen Corp., the generation unit of Manila Electric Co., is set to finalize an operations and maintenance agreement with ESB International of Ireland for the 1,200-megawatt Atimonan coal-fired […]
December 11, 2017

Coal tax to hit power customers

By Alena Mae S. Flores – December 10, 2017 at 09:30 pm from Customers of Manila Electric Co. will experience higher generation charges of P0.0455 per kilowatt-hour, once the government slaps a P300 excise tax on every metric ton of coal. Meralco […]
October 30, 2017

Meralco’s generation unit asks ERC to approve supply agreements

By Alena Mae S. Flores – October 29, 2017 at 08:36 pm from Meralco PowerGen Corp. is asking the Energy Regulatory Commission to act on pending power supply agreements with parent company and retailer Manila Electric Co. to ensure the security […]
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 […]