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

RC wants in-house ad interim commissioners

Category: Energy
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
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The tug-of-war as to who will sit as officer-in-charge Commissioners of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) continues, as executives of the agency bat for appointments of insiders.

A source from the ERC has hinted that “preference will be in-house ad interim Commissioners” to fill the void to be left temporarily by the suspended four Commissioners.

This is in contrast to an... Read more

DOE acts to avert summer blackouts

Category: Energy
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
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To avert a possible power shortage during the summer months, the Department of Energy (DOE) has allowed power plants without certificates of compliance (COCs) to operate and sell their capacity at the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM).

“The Department of Energy and the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market agreed to allow power generation companies with expired COCs or... Read more

No power interruption amid suspension of ERC commissioners — DOE

Category: Electric Power Industry
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
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Despite the suspension of four commissioners of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), the Department of Energy (DOE) assured the public on Sunday that there would be no power interruption that would happen.

The DOE and the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) had approved a resolution that allows power generation companies to continue to operate and trade with WESM despite the... Read more

DOE institutionalizes energy resiliency policy

Category: Energy
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
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MANILA, Philippines — Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has institutionalized the adoption of a policy on energy resiliency to secure energy-related facilities as the country continues to reel from a number of natural calamities year in and out.

Cusi said the policy “Adoption of Energy Resiliency in the Planning and Programming of the Energy Sector to... Read more

Geothermal project with 100 MW capacity classified as project of nat’l significance

Category: Geothermal Energy
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
Total views: 119

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Energy (DOE) will soon declare a geothermal project with at least 100 megawatts (MW) in capacity as the first ‘Project of National Significance’ under executive order (EO) 30, its top official said.

One project is now tabled for signing to be listed under EO 30, which is a geothermal power project with a capacity of more than 100 MW,... Read more

AC Energy eyes 150-MW diesel power plant in Rizal

Category: Electric Power Industry
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
Total views: 120

MANILA, Philippines — The energy business group of Ayala Corp. is looking to develop a 150-megawatt (MW) diesel power plant in Pililia, Rizal to serve the peaking requirements of the Luzon grid, its top official said.

AC Energy CEO John Eric Francia said  the group is now going through pre-development process for the diesel power plant.

“[We’re now in] permitting, [getting] ECC (... Read more

Meralco expects higher rates next month

Category: Electric Power Industry
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
Total views: 120

MANILA, Philippines — Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) expects electricity rates to go up next month as capacity fees from power generators start to normalize along with factors pushing up the generation charge.

“We may recall that the January generation charge reduction was largely due to lower capacity fees following the annual reconciliation of outage allowances. As in... Read more

New WESM operator ready by June – Cusi

Category: Electric Power Industry
Date Posted: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Total views: 158

RefTHE Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) will have by June a new and independent market operator (IMO) that’s separate from current operator Philippine Electricity Market Corp. (PEMC), the Department of Energy (DoE) said on Monday.

In an interview, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said the DoE circular on the transfer of WESM’s operations to the IMO is done, but no date... Read more

Govt eases trading rules of WESM

Category: Electric Power Industry
Date Posted: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Total views: 132

The Energy Department and Philippine Electricity Market Corp., operator of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market, have agreed to allow power generation companies with expired certificates of compliance or with pending CoC applications with the Energy Regulatory Commission to operate and trade in the market.

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi gave assurances that he would not... Read more

DoE allows power firms with pending CoCs to trade on WESM

Category: Electric Power Industry
Date Posted: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Total views: 95

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said it had agreed with the Philippine Electricity Market Corp. (PEMC) to allow power generation companies with expired certificates of compliance (CoC) — including those with pending applications — to continue operating and trading at the wholesale electricity spot market (WESM).

“The move aims to protect electricity consumers by preventing... Read more

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