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

Local solar panel maker downplays US tariff impact

Category: Solar Energy
Date Posted: Tuesday, 20 February 2018
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SOLAR PHILIPPINES Power Project Holdings, Inc. remains confident about its business prospects despite Washington’s decision last month to impose a tariff on imported solar panels.

US President Donald Trump on Jan. 22 imposed a tariff of up to 30% on imported solar cells and panels for the next four years, lower than the US International Trade Commission’s recommended 35% duty after... Read more

PHL to harness wave energy for hybrid trimaran vessels

Category: Energy, Ocean Energy
Date Posted: Tuesday, 20 February 2018
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Energy from ocean waves? Yes, the Philippines will harness energy from ocean to provide energy for hybrid trimaran cargo vessels.

At the same time, the project is expected to improve the country’s maritime industry: It will have a modern design and will be environment-friendly, safe and unsinkable.

The P76-million project will be funded by the Department of Science and Technology... Read more

DOE modifies policy on CSP power supply contracting

Category: Electric Power Industry
Date Posted: Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Total views: 339

The Department of Energy (DOE) has modified the policy on competitive selection process (CSP) of power supply contracting being enforced upon distribution utilities (DUs) in the country.

While power utilities can previously undertake CSP processes on their preference, the energy department is changing that policy tack via mandated creation of an independent five-man third party bids and... Read more

Solid waste management firm mulls power plant

Category: Electric Power Industry, Environment
Date Posted: Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Total views: 110

While the administration intensifies the implementation of Solid Waste Management Act (RA 9003) amid the country’s worsening garbage problems, a solid waste management firm now considers building a waste-to-energy plant, but without the intention of really venturing into energy sector.

“It is going to be a waste disposal project,” Metro Clark Waste Management Corp. (MCWM) President and... Read more

PSALM’s universal charge collections hit P135 B

Category: Economy, Energy
Date Posted: Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Total views: 88

Universal charges (UC) collection, which is slapped on consumers’ electricity bills, of state-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) has reached a whopping P134.846 billion as of end-December last year.

Based on PSALM’s data, bulk of the charges collected from Filipino electricity ratepayers had been on universal charge for missionary electrification (... Read more

‘Zonal’ auction of RE projects eyed

Category: Renewable Energy
Date Posted: Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Total views: 98

The Department of Energy (DOE) is seriously considering a ‘zonal auction’ or “based on location’ bidding of renewable energy (RE) projects that shall be qualified under the Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) incentive scheme for the sector.

As noted by Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi, “the economic incentive to RE developers can be provided either through nodal auction or... Read more

PNOC-EC plays key role in Malampaya license extension

Category: Downstream Natural Gas
Date Posted: Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Total views: 91

State-run Philippine National Oil Co.-Exploration (PNOC-EC) will likely take a key role in any government’s decision to extend Service Contract (SC) 38, or the license governing the development and operation of the Malampaya gas field project.

Energy Undersecretary Donato D. Marcos indicated that he will be engaging PNOC-EC on inputs relating to possible extension of the... Read more

No brownouts this summer

Category: Electric Power Industry
Date Posted: Monday, 19 February 2018
Total views: 113

SENATOR Sherwin Gatchalian yesterday assured that there would be no brownouts in the coming summer months nationwide.

Gatchalian, chairman of the Senate energy committee, gave the assurance after a four-hour public hearing on his Senate Bill No. 1490 that seeks to strengthen the Energy Regulatory Commission


The assurance came from Department of Energy (DOE)... Read more

Supreme Court TRO application filed against renewable energy law

Category: Economy, Renewable Energy
Date Posted: Monday, 19 February 2018
Total views: 130

THE Supreme Court has been asked to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the renewable energy law amid claims some of its provisions are unlawful, specifically those on renewable portfolio standards (RPS) and the feed-in-tariff (FiT) system.

The petitioner, Alyansa ng mga Grupong Haligi ng Agham at Teknolohiya para sa Mamamayan (Agham), said consumers should be concerned... Read more

PH, China OK joint SCS oil exploration

Category: Downstream Oil Industry, Petroleum Resources
Date Posted: Monday, 19 February 2018
Total views: 106

The Philippines and China have agreed to set up a special panel to work out how they can jointly explore oil and gas in parts of the South China Sea (SCS) that both sides claim without having to address the explosive issue of sovereignty.

China claims most of the South China Sea, where $3 billion in sea-borne trade pass every year, and has competing claims in various parts of it with... Read more


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