January 17, 2018

Cusi rebuffs ‘for-profit’ stature for WESM’s independent operator

By Myrna M. Velasco – January 16, 2018, 10:00 PM from Manila Bulletin Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi will turn down any proposal that will eventually turn the independent market operator (IMO) of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) into […]
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 […]
December 29, 2017

WESM’s plans for derivatives market skids on legal hurdle

By Myrna M. Velasco – December 28, 2017, 10:00 PM from Manila Bulletin The plan of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) to introduce “derivatives market” into its array of services is skidding into a legal hurdle that considers such market […]
December 27, 2017

ERC asked to probe ‘midnight dispatch’ of solar plants

By Myrna M. Velasco – December 26, 2017, 10:00 PM from Manila Bulletin The solar plants logging capacity dispatch at “witching hours” or when the sun is apparently not up at midnight, is a serious matter that the Energy Regulatory Commission […]