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

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

Layug resigns from NREB, WESM

Category: Economy, Energy
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President Rodrigo Duterte has already given his go-signal on the resignation of National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) Chairman Jay M. Layug, hence, candidates for his replacement had also been submitted already in Malacañang, according to Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi.

With him exiting the RE body effective April 30 this year, Cusi indicated... Read more

PH slates Singapore petroleum contracting roadshow in June

Category: Energy, Petroleum Resources
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The Philippine government shall be holding its first petroleum contracting roadshow under the Duterte administration in Singapore as targeted by June this year, to be headlined by the offer of 14 service areas, according to Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi.

“The first roadshow is the center of commerce, which is Singapore, that’s the first stop… so in a month... Read more

Gov’t to crack down on inept power co-ops

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
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The government has advanced its target to give all households nationwide access to electricity by two years to 2020, and electric cooperatives may have to give way to others if they are not up to the task in their areas, according to Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi.

In an interview yesterday, Cusi said the penetration of electricity services was about... Read more

Meralco Q1 power sales rise 7% on strong economic growth

Category: Economy, Electric Power Industry, Energy
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MANILA Electric Co. (Meralco) estimates that electricity sales increased by around 7% in the first quarter as its consumer segments recorded growth during the period, the head of the distribution utility said.

“In terms of sales, [growth was] maybe . . . around 7% higher [year on year],” Oscar S. Reyes, Meralco president and chief executive officer, told reporters in a chance interview... Read more

Group to DOE: Compel oil firms to unbundle price of petro products

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Economy, Energy
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CONSUMER-advocacy group Laban Konsyumer Inc. (LKI) has called on the energy department to compel oil firms to unbundle retail prices of petroleum products and publish the regular maintenance schedule of power plants.

This is meant to enable consumers to truly enjoy their right to information, and thereby provide them access to fair and reasonable pricing of petroleum products and... Read more

‘Legal framework’ on joint oil exploration being crafted

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Energy
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There is no ‘definitive legal framework’ yet that shall guide China and the Philippines on how these two countries could jointly pursue exploration and prospective development of petroleum blocks along the ‘disputed territories’ in the South China Sea.

This was admitted by Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi in a recent television interview in Hong Kong, relative to the... Read more

Consumer group pushes transparent oil pricing

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Economy
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MANILA, Philippines — Consumer advocacy group Laban Konsyumer Inc. (LKI) is pushing for transparency in retail prices of petroleum products and the regular maintenance of power plants as part of end-users’ right to information and to provide them access to fair pricing of petroleum products and electricity.

In a letter to Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso Cusi,... Read more

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