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

DOE’s push for unbundling fuel product pricing meets resistance from oil players

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Economy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 06/15/2018
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A PROPOSED policy that would mandate oil firms to unbundle, or itemize, the costs of petro fuel—from the pump to the consumers —just doesn’t sit well for oil firms, who argue that such proposal is no longer necessary in a deregulated market.

The draft policy enables the unbundling of the base prices of petroleum products, namely, gasoline, automotive and industrial diesel, kerosene, jet... Read more

DOE awards 868 RE deals in 2017

Category: Renewable Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 06/14/2018
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THE Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded 868 renewable-energy (RE) contracts in 2017, nine years after the Renewable Energy Act of 2008 was enacted.

Based on the DOE data released on Thursday, the energy department said these contracts have a potential generation capacity of 23,700.69 megawatts, against a total installed capacity of 4,751.59 MW.

Of the 868 RE projects awarded... Read more

Cusi mulls reviving nuke program for energy

Category: Energy, Nuclear and Mineral Resources
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 06/16/2018
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We are establishing the cooperation with countries that could show us how nuclear technology is utilized in a safe and sustainable manner.

Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said the government is evaluating the possible utilization of nuclear energy as an alternative source of power during his recent visit in several nuclear facilities in the Republic of Korea (ROK).... Read more

Philippines co-chairs regional platform for energy service companies

Category: Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 06/18/2018
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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has been chosen to co-chair a newly-established regional platform for energy service companies (ESCO) to lead and promote knowledge-sharing and investments in energy-savings projects in the Asia-Pacific region.

Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) president Alexander Ablaza and China Energy Conservation Association (EMCA) vice director Lily... Read more

DOE revising guidelines on perks for areas hosting energy projects

Category: Energy, Energy Resources
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 06/17/2018
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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Energy (DOE) is revising the guidelines on perks for communities hosting energy projects to accelerate socioeconomic development in the countryside.

The DOE’s Electric Power Industry Management Bureau is seeking comments from industry stakeholders on improving the rules governing the direct remittance of financial benefits for communities hosting... Read more

Japan firms to introduce electric vehicles in PH

Category: E-vehicles
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 06/15/2018
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Global auto giants Nissan and Mitsubishi are making a push to introduce their electric vehicles in the Philippines as efforts to promote the local market fall into place, according to an industry group.

In a statement, the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (Evap) said it was now time to leverage industry players’ partnership with the government as well as other... Read more

Ratification of int’l conventions needed in PH nuclear framework

Category: Nuclear and Mineral Resources
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 06/16/2018
Total views: 6

Ratification by the Philippine Congress of at least three international conventions on nuclear power development must come first even before the country could craft and institutionalize its own legal and regulatory frameworks on nuclear energy renaissance goal.

“There are three important conventions that the Senate would need to ratify – and for it (Philippines) to have its... Read more

DOE enforces last-minute changes in WESM-IMO board selection

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 06/15/2018
Total views: 10

The Department of Energy (DOE) is seen abandoning earlier plans on the planned shift of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) to a truly independent market operator (IMO); as it has been enforcing last-minute changes and wanting to perpetrate a tight hold on the market with it having the sole power to appoint the IMO directors.
In a draft Circular that was presented to... Read more

Qualified bidders given upper hand on Malaya plant’s sale option

Category: Electric Power Industry
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 06/15/2018
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The government is now willing to put into the “qualified bidders’ hand” the fate of the 650-megawatt Malaya thermal plant’s divestment – primarily on the option to have its fuel utilization shifted to natural gas.

If he will have his way, Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi noted that he will still prefer a conversion of the facility to a gas-fired power asset, but he said “the... Read more

PNOC-EC to extract add’l gas from Malampaya field

Category: Downstream Natural Gas, Natural Gas
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 06/17/2018
Total views: 6

State-run Philippine National Oil Company-Exploration Corporation (PNOC-EC) is expected to be given a mandate to extract additional 100 billion cubic feet (bcf) of natural gas from the Malampaya field that could partly fuel power capacity of 1,000 megawatts after the gas production facility’s service contract expires in 2024.

As noted by Energy Undersecretary Donato D.... Read more


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