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Mindanao WESM targeted for commercial operation by June 2018

DAVAO CITY --Commercial operation of the Wholesale Electric Spot Market (WESM) in Mindanao is targeted to start by June 2018, the the Philippine Electricity...

BoI approves incentives for renewable energy projects

THE Board of Investments on Friday approved tax incentives for nine renewable energy projects worth P26.7 billion under the Investments Priorities Plan 2017. In a...

MPIC sets P653-B capex for next 5 years

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) will be setting aside P653 billion in capital expenditures for the next...

Meralco bills up for 5th straight month

MANILA ELECTRIC Co. (Meralco) is raising by P0.3436 per kilowatt-hour (/kWh) the overall electricity rate for November due to increases in generation and transmission...

NEA asked to allow bigger private sector role in rural power

LEGISLATORS have asked the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to allow the private sector to compete in areas in the Philippines where electric cooperatives have...

EDC Goes Private: What Happens Next?

AS EVERYONE probably knows by now, Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is being privatized. Philippine Renewable Energy Holdings Corporation (PREHC) is bidding for as much...

DoE consulting with NGCP on power reserves of grid operator

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) has met with officials of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to assess the reserved power available...

ERC clears NGCP plan to link Visayas, Mindanao grids

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has granted provisional authority to the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) to implement the interconnection between the...

Conflicting policies always hit consumers

The Department of Energy’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 is reflective of the administration’s aim of ensuring energy security, in line with President...

Philippine builder gets contract for $980-M Indonesian LNG terminal

ATLANTIC, Gulf and Pacific Co. (AG&P) will build and operate a $980-million liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal in Bantaeng, South Sulawesi that will...

Power firms get reprieve from EPIRA public ownership rule

by Victor V. Saulon, Sub-editor Regulators have again given generation companies and distribution utilities temporary relief from a rule that requires them to sell to the...

Napocor to remit additional P3.44 billion to government

THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) said the National Power Corp. agreed to pay P3.44 billion in dividends, including those in arrears, with the proceeds...

Five questions on Germany’s green energy shift

BERLIN — Germany’s Energiewende or energy transition is its biggest infrastructure project of the post-World War II era, and its greatest national challenge since...

Mindanao power supply to stabilize, needs more renewables in mix

By Carmelito Q. Francisco Correspondent DAVAO CITY -- When President Benigno S. C. Aquino III took his oath as the President of the Philippines in 2010,...