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

AC Energy aiming to complete 3 biomass projects in 2 years

Category: Biomass Energy
Date Posted: Monday, 12 February 2018
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AYALA CORP.’S energy unit targets to finish in the next two years the three recently acquired biomass projects to qualify for the guaranteed power rate offered under the extended feed-in-tariff (FiT) system, a company official said.

“We will rush it (construction). Tatapusin namin in two years itong tatlo (We will finish the three projects in two years). These will all be completed,”... Read more

Phoenix eyes CNOOC Gas as LNG partner

Category: Natural Gas
Date Posted: Monday, 12 February 2018
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Davao City-based businessman Dennis Uy plans to team up with China’s state-owned oil producer CNOOC Gas and Power Group Co. Ltd. for a proposed $2-billion liquefied natural gas project in Batangas province.

Uy’s Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. was authorized to sign a confidentiality agreement with CNOOC, one of the companies that submitted an unsolicited proposal with state-owned... Read more

Nuclear energy viable as long-term source of power, says Cusi

Category: Nuclear and Mineral Resources
Date Posted: Monday, 12 February 2018
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MANILA, Philippines — The use of nuclear power can be a viable long-term energy option for the Philippines based on results of a technical cooperation with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to be submitted to President Duterte, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said.

The Department of Energy had a bilateral meeting with officials of IAEA, headed by its... Read more

Power retailers seek continued operations amid ERC vacuum

Category: Electric Power Industry
Date Posted: Monday, 12 February 2018
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MANILA, Philippines — Retail electricity suppliers (RES) are asking the Department of Energy (DOE) to allow them to operate despite pending and expired licenses due to the lack of quorum at the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).

In a letter to Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, the Retail Electricity Suppliers Association of the Philippines Inc. (RESA) said they should be... Read more

DoE to recommend nuclear power as a ‘long-term’ energy option

Category: Nuclear and Mineral Resources
Date Posted: Friday, 9 February 2018
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NUCLEAR ENERGY is a “long-term energy option” for the Philippines, Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said on Thursday ahead of his department’s formal recommendation to the President on the use of power from the energy source.

“Based on the technical assessment, the use of nuclear technologies, including nuclear energy, is seen as a long-term energy option for the country. The possible... Read more

DOE extends term of transition panel for WESM shift to IMO

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
Date Posted: Friday, 9 February 2018
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ALFONSO CUSI (DOE) HAS EXTENDED THE TERM OF THE TRANSITION PANEL TO GUIDE THE TRANSITION OF THE WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY SPOT MARKET (WESM) TO ITS INDEPENDENT MARKET OPERATOR (IMO)

The extension, which was set until June 30, was in order to assess the Philippine Electricity Market Corp. (PEMC)’s current structures, systems, and resources and... Read more

Cusi asks IAEA help in nuclear courses, trainings in PH schools

Category: Energy, Nuclear and Mineral Resources
Date Posted: Friday, 9 February 2018
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MANILA — To ensure better participation among the youth, the Department of Energy (DOE) has asked the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to assist in nuclear courses and training in Philippine schools.

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi met with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amayo at the DOE office in Taguig City on... Read more

Energy dept studying Malaya power plant sale

Category: Electric Power Industry
Date Posted: Tuesday, 6 February 2018
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The Department of Energy (DoE) is studying how a possible sale of the Malaya Thermal Power Plant in Pililla town, Rizal province will affect power supplies in country.

In an interview, Energy Assistant Secretary Leonido Pulido 3rd said his department wanted to determine if privatizing the 650-megawatt (MW) plant was needed and if its conversion into a liquefied national gas... Read more

DoE: Tighter tax watch saved consumers P2.7B

Category: Economy, Energy
Date Posted: Tuesday, 6 February 2018
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Consumers would have had to pay over P2.5 billion extra had the government not carefully monitored the implementation of the Tax Reform of Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) law, the Energy department claimed in Friday.

“To emphasize, the Department of Energy has saved the consuming public approximately P2.7 billion in what could have been improperly collected,” Energy... Read more

New WESM operator approved by PEMC board

Category: Electric Power Industry, Energy
Date Posted: Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Total views: 155

The Philippine Electricity Market Corp.’s (PEMC) board of directors has approved the creation of an independent market operator (IMO) to run the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) starting June.

In a statement, PEMC said the operator would be a non-profit company, independent of government and industry players, that shall take over WESM’s management from PEMC, which shall remain... Read more

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