December 5, 2017

COAL OR NATURAL GAS IS NOT AN EITHER OR QUESTION

David Celestra Tan, MSK December 5, 2017   There is an ongoing battle for the minds of the people and policy makers between pro-coal and pro-LNG. It is however not an either or question. The country needs a diversified energy […]
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 […]
June 13, 2017

Can PCC Step Up to Arrest Rampaging Monopolization and Cartelization of the Power Generation Sector?

David Celestra Tan, MSK 12 June 2017 When the Lopezes owned Meralco they only formed the 1,500mw First Gas with a declared intention of an additional 500mw for a total of 2,000mw. This was 40% of Meralco demand at that […]