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

NGCP given sole mandate on P52-B Vis-Min power link-up

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
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It’s final – that the sole and ultimate mandate to undertake the P52-billion Visayas-Mindanao Interconnection Project (VMIP) will now just be in the court of private concessionaire firm National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).

Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi told reporters that state-run National Transmission Corporation (TransCo) must already be out of the... Read more

DOE seeks ‘balancing compromise’ in TRAIN-2

Category: Economy, Energy
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To prevent the strike of a tsunami that will wipe out all of its targeted investments, the Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking a “balancing compromise” in the proposed scrapping of energy sector incentives in the second package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act being advanced by the Department of Finance.

According to Energy Secretary Alfonso G.... Read more

5 power firms eye seats in WESM

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
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At least five giant power generation companies (GenCos) have nominated their respective representatives in the board of the restructured Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC), the governing body of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM).

In the current list of prospective PEMC Board contenders are: Elenita D. Go, general manager of SMC Global Power Holdings Corporation... Read more

DoE mulls Swiss challenge for Meralco supply deals with generation firms

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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