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

Govt puts on hold First Gen’s other hydropower projects

Category: Energist, Hydropower Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/14/2018)
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FIRST Gen Corp.’s other hydropower projects are put on hold until the government issues clear cut-rules on feed-in-tariff (FiT), an incentive in the form of guaranteed power rate given to renewable-energy producers.

“Our other hydro projects are deemphasized because there is no FiT. If there is an extension with the FiT and is clear, then we would proceed, but otherwise, it’s difficult... Read more

Cebu oil field starts production tests; drilling of 3 more wells up

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Petroleum Resources
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/13/2018
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Production tests are ongoing at the Alegria oil field in southern Cebu ahead of commercial production, the Energy Department said over the weekend.

“Production testing is ongoing. If the flow is already stable, then actual production will succeed,” said Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, who was informed about the latest developments in the country’s first land-based oil field... Read more

Off-Grid Communities in Mindanao Gain Access to Electricity

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/11/2018
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A number of communities situated in far-flung and remote parts of Mindanao where expansion of electricity grid facilities is extremely challenging will soon no longer have to live in darkness, thanks to solar home systems (SHS).

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) disclosed the installation of a Photovoltaic Mainstreaming system for 5,000 households within the coverage... Read more

Philippines's Delegation Led by the Senate President Briefed on Nuclear Law, Technical Cooperation Programme

Category: Energy, Nuclear and Mineral Resources
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/10/2018
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The Philippine delegation together with members of the Permanent Mission of the Philippines and the IAEA Office of Legal Affairs.

A high-level delegation led by the President of the Philippine Senate, Aquilino Pimentel III, and comprising members of the Philippine Senate, the Department of Energy, the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, and the Philippine... Read more

PSALM attracts 8 bidders for Rizal power plant

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/11/2018
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The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) has conducted a pre-bidding conference for the procurement of a one-year operation and maintenance service contract (OMSC) for the 650 megawatts Malaya Thermal Power Plant (MTPP) in Pililla, Rizal.

 Both local and foreign contractors can participate in the open competitive bidding procedure,subject to eligibility... Read more

Solar Philippines offers lower electricity rate to supply Meralco

Category: Electric Power Industry, Solar Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/11/2018
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MANILA, Philippines — Solar Philippines has submitted a lower rate to supply Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) with 50 megawatts (MW) of supply.

The bid challenges the price offer made by Pilipinas Newton Energy Corp. at P2.9887 per kilowatt-hour (kwh) with a two percent annual escalation for 50 MW of solar energy for 20 years starting Dec. 31, 2018.

Solar Philippines said it emerged... Read more

Duterte, Filipino scientists off to Benham Rise this May

Category: Economy, Energy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/09/2018
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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 8) — President Rodrigo Duterte will go to Benham Rise this month with 50 Filipino scientists who will conduct research in the vast undersea region, the Palace said Tuesday.

Duterte's visit is set on May 15-16 to commemorate the renaming of Benham Rise to Philippine Rise, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a press briefing.

On May 16... Read more

DOE to require oil firms to unbundle prices of petroleum products

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Petroleum Resources
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/08/2018
Total views: 64

A POLICY that will require oil firms to unbundle the prices of petroleum products will be issued at end-June this year, the Department of Energy (DOE) said on Tuesday.

The agency said this new policy enables the unbundling of the base prices of petroleum products—gasoline, automotive and industrial diesel, kerosene, jet fuel, bunker-fuel oil, and household and automotive liquefied... Read more

DoE orders oil firms to report cost breakdowns

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Economy
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/08/2018
Total views: 63

THE Department of Energy (DoE) plans to require oil companies to report the breakdown of the costs that go into the pricing of fuel.

“Identification of the costing for the major components of these petroleum products that may affect the pump prices would provide a higher level of transparency for our consumers, particularly the motorists,” Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi... Read more

DoE to order stricter oil price monitoring

Category: Downstream Oil Industry
Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/09/2018
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THE Department of Energy (DoE) will monitor the prices of petroleum products more closely as part of a new policy aimed at further protecting the interest of consumers.

To be released by end of June, the policy involved unbundling the base prices of gasoline, automotive and industrial diesel, kerosene, jet fuel, bunker fuel oil, and household and automotive liquefied petroleum gas (LPG... Read more

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