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

ERC now has no commissioners

Category: Energy
Date Posted: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
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Power industry players on Wednesday asked Malacañang Palace to resolve the leadership impasse at the Energy Regulatory Commission after the agency implemented an order this week to suspend all its four commissioners.

“A fair and functioning ERC is critical for the energy sector to work. A working regulatory body balances the welfare of the paying consumers, interests of the private... Read more

Power firm urges Palace to resolve E.R.C. impasse

Category: Electric Power Industry
Date Posted: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
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The Aboitiz Power Corp. (AboitizPower) has appealed on Wednesday to the Duterte administration to immediately resolve the impasse plaguing the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), saying “a fair and functioning ERC is critical for the energy sector to work.”

“We are appealing to the national leadership to resolve the ERC issue as soon as possible so the commission can get back to work... Read more

Market operator for WESM will begin operations in mid-2018

Category: Electric Power Industry
Date Posted: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
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THE INDEPENDENT MARKET OPERATOR (IMO) WILL FINALLY BEGIN OPERATING THE WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY SPOT MARKET (WESM) BY MID-2018, ENERGY SECRETARY ALFONSO CUSI SAID.

“By June 2018, the IMO is in place,”The Department of Energy (DOE) secretary said.

The energy official met with the Philippine Electricity Market Corp. (PEMC) transition team and have set a... Read more

Mindanao energy project shelved as PH refuses EU aid: envoy

Category: Energy
Date Posted: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
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MANILA - The European Union on Wednesday said an 11 million euro (P690 million) project meant to provide sustainable energy to poor communities in Mindanao will not push through after the Philippines stood pat on its decision not to accept aid from the EU. 

The EU advised contractors that the project will not materialize following the Philippines' rejection of phase four of the Trade-... Read more

Limlingan: Another pain from the Train

Category: Economy
Date Posted: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
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HERE is another bad news for all those who use electricity.

 

 Private power firm Manila Electric Co. has forecast an increase in the price of electricity by 8 centavos per kilowatt-hour by next month. 

 

At first glance, it seems that the 8 centavos increase is just a minute hike. However, we are talking of per kilowatt-hour of usage. 

 

The longer we... Read more

Senate panel seeks closer monitoring of petro products

Category: Petroleum Resources
Date Posted: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
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THE Senate Committee on Energy wants to put in place certain mechanisms to monitor the levels of supply of petroleum products, including the imposition of stricter penalties for late and incorrect inventory submissions of oil companies, as well as for the negligence on the part of government agencies to monitor price movements.

Sen. Sherwin T. Gatchalian said the Department of Energy (... Read more

E-jeepneys start plying streets of Tacloban City

Category: E-vehicles
Date Posted: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
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TACLOBAN CITY—Arlene Petilla, 44, has heaved a sigh of relief.

After living for more than a year in a relocation site, passenger jeepneys have finally started servicing her and other residents at North Hill Arbours in Barangay Santo Niño here.

These are no ordinary public utility vehicles (PUV); these run on solar energy.

At least 45 units of electronic jeepneys (e-... Read more

SNAP-Magat confident Isabela plant can qualify for feed-in-tariff

Category: Hydropower Energy
Date Posted: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
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SN ABOITIZ Power-Magat, Inc. (SNAP-Magat) has asked the Energy department to endorse its 8.5-megawatt (MW) Maris main canal hydroelectric plant in Isabela province to receive the guaranteed rate for 20 years under the feed-in-tariff (FiT) system, an official of the company’s parent firm said.

Antonio M. Moraza, president and chief operating officer of SNAP-Magat’s parent Aboitiz Power... Read more

DOE exec warns public vs. butane refilling

Category: Energy
Date Posted: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
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DUMAGUETE CITY – An official of the Department of Energy (DOE) in Region 7 on Wednesday warned the public against butane gas refilling, saying it is not only dangerous to humans but is also illegal.

Evander Diola of the DOE-Visayas Field Office was speaking on LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) Safety and Consumer Tips during a Kapihan sa PIA forum held at a local hotel in... Read more

DOE to assess overall power industry performance

Category: Electric Power Industry
Date Posted: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
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THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY HAS ISSUED A POLICY THAT WILL REGULARLY ASSESS AND AUDIT THE OVERALL PERFORMANCE OF THE POWER INDUSTRY.

Energy secretary Alfonso Cusi has signed circular creating guidelines for the performance assessment and audit of all power generation, transmission, and distribution systems and facilities.

“The performance assessment and... Read more

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