January 17, 2018

ERC leadership vacuum heightens blackout probability in summer

By Myrna M. Velasco – January 16, 2018, 10:01 PM from Manila Bulletin With 5,493.38 megawatts being forced out of the electricity system because of lacking licenses to operate and supply contracts, the country will be in for unwanted brownouts […]
December 19, 2017

Pending hike on coal tax prompts Meralco unit to eye wind energy

By Lenie Lectura – December 17, 2017 from Business Mirror THE power-generation arm of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is “seriously” looking at venturing into wind energy amid an impending rise in coal taxes. “We’ve been asked to look at wind proposals,” Meralco […]
December 11, 2017

Gov’t decision due this week on BNPP

By Myrna M. Velasco – December 9, 2017, 10:00 PM from Manila Bulletin Next week will be ‘judgment day’ for the idled Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP)  – if it will be time for the government to finally ‘bury it into […]
November 23, 2017

Bill expedites grant of permits to power projects, cuts monthly electricity rates

By Lenie Lectura – November 22, 2017 from Business Mirror A proposed law seeking to modernize and streamline the grant of permits to energy-generation projects in the country could reduce consumer electricity prices by as much as P1 per kilowatt hour (kWh). […]