Electric Power Industry

DOE moves to address Aurora’s power woes

Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 
05/18/2018

Following a Malacanang-led sortie at the Philippine Rise, the Department of Energy is pushing for expanded connection of Aurora to the national transmission grid, to support growth in the province’s northern towns.

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi yesterday said he had met with officials of the Aurora Electric Cooperative (Aurelco) to discuss the island- and micro-grid solutions for Aurora’s power consumers.

Napocor energizes 41-km Calapan-Galera power line

Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 
05/18/2018

MANILA, Philippines — The National Power Corporation (Napocor) on Saturday energized the 69 kV Calapan – Puerto Galera transmission line in Oriental Mindoro, improving the reliability of power dispatch in the province.

Witnessing the switch-on, Department of Energy Undersecretary Wimpy Fuentebella stressed the importance of strengthening infrastructure facilities to ensure resiliency and sustainability of structures and power supply and to support the booming tourism in Puerto Galera and the entire Mindoro Island.

DOE sets seamless power supply connection of industries

Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 
05/14/2018)

The Department of Energy (DOE) is enforcing a stringent timeline of 65 days to approve the applications of customers seeking direct connection to the power grid, primarily industries that have been batting for efficient and reliable electricity service.

The DOE noted it “shall ensure the provision of adequate and reliable power supplies for industrial enterprises with the end view of promoting investments and industrial development and generating exports and employment.”

Off-Grid Communities in Mindanao Gain Access to Electricity

Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 
05/11/2018

A number of communities situated in far-flung and remote parts of Mindanao where expansion of electricity grid facilities is extremely challenging will soon no longer have to live in darkness, thanks to solar home systems (SHS).

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) disclosed the installation of a Photovoltaic Mainstreaming system for 5,000 households within the coverage areas of Cotabato Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Cotelco) and South Cotabato II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Socoteco II) is on course for completion at the end of June this year.

PSALM attracts 8 bidders for Rizal power plant

Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 
05/11/2018

The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) has conducted a pre-bidding conference for the procurement of a one-year operation and maintenance service contract (OMSC) for the 650 megawatts Malaya Thermal Power Plant (MTPP) in Pililla, Rizal.

 Both local and foreign contractors can participate in the open competitive bidding procedure,subject to eligibility conditions. The contract has an approved budget of P264 million.

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