DOE Ener.GIST (Collection of Energy News from National Newspapers)

DoE mulls Swiss challenge for Meralco supply deals with generation firms

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
Date Posted: Thursday, 19 April 2018
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ENERGY Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi has proposed subjecting the pending power supply agreements (PSA) between distribution utility Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) and power generation companies to a “Swiss challenge” to move the contracts forward ahead of the expected rise in electricity demand in the coming years.

“From my personal point of view, i-subject nalang... Read more

GBP pipelines 300 MW renewable energy projects

Category: Renewable Energy
Date Posted: Thursday, 19 April 2018
Total views: 238

ILOILO City, Philippines — Pangilinan-led Global Business Power Corp. (GBP) will develop 300 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy projects as it ramps up its capacity to include sustainable energy solutions in five years starting 2019.

The company has formed a new strategy to build its renewable energy portfolio in consideration of supporting policies being laid down by the Department of... Read more

Legality of DOE, Puerto Princesa waste-to-energy deal questioned

Category: Energy, Environment
Date Posted: Thursday, 19 April 2018
Total views: 130

NON-GOVERNMENTAL organizations belonging to the No Burn Pilipinas (NBP) alliance questioned the legality of a contract signed by the Department of Energy (DOE) and local government officials for the establishment of a waste-to-energy (WTE) facility in Puerto Princesa City.

WTE is being seen as a viable option for local government units with no capacity to implement Republic Act 9003 (... Read more

Senators signal support for joint sea exploration

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Petroleum Resources
Date Posted: Thursday, 19 April 2018
Total views: 174

Senators on Wednesday signaled their support for a possible joint exploration with China in disputed areas bordering the West Philippine Sea as the government continues to search for alternatives to the Malampaya gas field in Palawan.

In separate interviews, the senators also kept the door open to such joint explorations in resource-rich areas well within the Philippine exclusive... Read more

DOE’s Cusi says he prefers Swiss challenge option for Meralco PSAs

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
Date Posted: Thursday, 19 April 2018
Total views: 74

ENERGY Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi on Wednesday said he prefers the power-generation arm of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) to undergo a Swiss challenge scheme for the power-supply agreement (PSA) applications yet to be acted upon by regulators.

“I’ll not speak on the legal issues. My personal view is that they subject it to Swiss challenge. I am not... Read more

NGCP, Transco agree to sign broadband deal

Category: Economy, Energy
Date Posted: Thursday, 19 April 2018
Total views: 170

State-run National Transmission Corp. and private company National Grid Corp. of the Philippines agreed to sign a tripartite agreement with the Department of Information and Communications Technology to roll out the national broadband network.

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said Wednesday NGCP was now willing to work with Transco to use the power grid’s fiber optic cable for... Read more

Meralco asked to bid out contracts

Category: Economy, Electric Power Industry, Energy
Date Posted: Thursday, 19 April 2018
Total views: 176

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi asked power retailer Manila Electric Co. to open its power supply agreements to Swiss Challenge instead of waiting for an approval from the Energy Regulatory Commission.

“From my personal point of view, they should just subject it to Swiss Challenge, if they’re confident of the cost… Because I’m representing the public,” Cusi told... Read more

Layug resigns from NREB, WESM

Category: Economy, Energy
Date Posted: Thursday, 19 April 2018
Total views: 194

President Rodrigo Duterte has already given his go-signal on the resignation of National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) Chairman Jay M. Layug, hence, candidates for his replacement had also been submitted already in Malacañang, according to Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi.

With him exiting the RE body effective April 30 this year, Cusi indicated... Read more

PH slates Singapore petroleum contracting roadshow in June

Category: Energy, Petroleum Resources
Date Posted: Thursday, 19 April 2018
Total views: 116

The Philippine government shall be holding its first petroleum contracting roadshow under the Duterte administration in Singapore as targeted by June this year, to be headlined by the offer of 14 service areas, according to Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi.

“The first roadshow is the center of commerce, which is Singapore, that’s the first stop… so in a month... Read more

Gov’t to crack down on inept power co-ops

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
Date Posted: Thursday, 19 April 2018
Total views: 290

The government has advanced its target to give all households nationwide access to electricity by two years to 2020, and electric cooperatives may have to give way to others if they are not up to the task in their areas, according to Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi.

In an interview yesterday, Cusi said the penetration of electricity services was about... Read more

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