Electric Power Industry

NGCP expects 500-kV Pagbilao project to ease Quezon province’s transmission ills in 2 years

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THE National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) expects the P4.016-billion Pagbilao 500-kiloVolt (kV) substation project to be completed in March 2020.


The grid operator said the substation project would not only address transmission issues in Quezon province but also accommodate incoming power generation. The latter includes the 420-megawatt Pagbilao Coal-Fired Power Plant Expansion, 500-MW San Buenaventura Power Coal-Fired Power Plant and the 600-MW Energy World Corp. Combined-Cycle Power Plant, among others.


FPI bats for new power projects

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The Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI), which has 34 industry associations and 120 manufacturing entities under its wing, is prodding relevant government agencies on capacity additions that could ensure the country’s reliable and sufficient power supply even beyond the term of the Duterte administration.

Cusi rolls out Mindanao energy projects

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Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi opens today, Wednesday, the Mindanao Energy Investment Forum (MEIF) in Davao City with an eye for presenting investment opportunities that abound in Mindanao.


The forum aims to present opportunities and updates on energy development that include the one-grid interconnection project and the establishment of additional power capacities in the area.


Leviste’s ‘low’ electricity rates questioned

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A GROUP of solar energy developers has stepped up its opposition to the nationwide franchise being sought by Solar Para Sa Bayan Corp. as it questioned the “low” electricity rates company owner Leandro L. Leviste claimed to offer.


In a statement, Philippine Solar and Storage Energy Alliance (PSSEA) said the cost of electricity being offered by Mr. Leviste’s project in Paluan, Mindoro Occidental “is way above” the P2.34 per kilowatt-hour (/kWh) he publicly declared as the power rate he is offering.


Businesses issue urgent call to build new power plants

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THE Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) has called for the “immediate” construction of new power plants to ensure ample long-term supply of electricity while the government embarks on its massive infrastructure program.


“We want the power industry to step up and do something, so we can prevent a potential problem on electricity supply,” said FPI Chairman Jesus L. Arranza in a statement on Monday.



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