Electric Power Industry

Increasing Philippine demand straining power supply

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The Build, Build, Build program is stretching the energy supply in the Philippines unless the government steps up efforts to fill in what could be a looming gap in the near horizon.

Renewable energy developers have expressed interest to step in and address the increase in power demand, but industry officials said the grid could not afford too much intermittent supply.

DoE drafts circular on energy storage

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The Department of Energy issued a draft circular on the adoption of energy storage system in the electric power industry.

The department in the circular cited different forms of energy storage system, adding there was a need to recognize ESS and its corresponding applications and benefits to the power industry.

It said the ESS technologies included battery energy storage, compressed air energy storage, flywheel energy storage and pumped storage hydro.

Electric bill na lumobo matapos palitan ang kontador inireklamo

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Inireklamo ng isang konsumer sa Cotabato ang kaniyang electric cooperative matapos lumobo ang bayarin nila sa kuryente mula nang palitan ng bago ang metro nito.

Kuwento ni Beth Uluan, noong isang taon ay inireklamo niya sa Cotabato Electric Cooperative Inc (COTELCO) ang umano'y depektibo nilang kontador.

Matapos mapalitan ay dito na nagsimula ang dagok sa pamilya. 

Mula sa mahigit P1,000 na bayarin kada buwan, nagulantang na lang si Uluan nang biglang dumating ang bill para sa Hunyo na P4,700.

PEMC, IEMOP fleshing out details of WESM operating agreement

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With the government finally relinquishing chairmanship to the private sector, governing body Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) and Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines (IEMOP) are now fleshing out the details of the Operating Agreement (OA) for the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market’s (WESM) fully private system of operations.


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