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

Meralco non-committal to ‘Swiss challenge’ plea on supply contracts

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
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Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi personally made his appeal to Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to subject its controversial power supply agreements (PSAs) to a Swiss challenge, but he has not gotten definitive commitment from the utility firm on this plea.

He said this was raised during a discussion he had with Meralco Senior Vice President Rogelio L. Singson... Read more

DOE objects to PSALM’s president-in-waiting

Category: Economy, Electric Power Industry, Energy
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The choice of the Department of Finance (DOF) for a prospective president of state-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) reportedly gained objection from the Department of Energy (DOE), hence, no appointment had been made until now.

Energy official-sources previously tipped off the targeted posting of lawyer Irene Joy Besido-Garcia for PSALM’s top post,... Read more

DOE dangles ‘contingency measures’ on Boracay closure

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
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The Department of Energy (DOE) has laid down contingency measures that energy service providers could opt for to sustain their operations despite the island’s closure to tourists’ influx in the next four to six months.

The first initiative set forth by Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi through the Cabinet would be the deployment of electric tricycles, “to address problem of... Read more

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

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