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

2-year FIT extension set for biomass, hydro projects

Category: Biomass Energy, Hydropower Energy
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
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Renewable energy (RE) developments on biomass and run-of-river hydro technologies have successfully secured two-year extension on their feed-in-tariff (FIT) incentive scheme, Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi has told reporters.

According to the energy chief, a Circular is due to be signed on the lengthened duration of the subsidy rate for these two technologies... Read more

Meralco told to explain rate hike due to TRAIN

Category: Electric Power Industry
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
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MANILA, Philippines — Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has ordered Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) to explain how it came up with the  eight centavos per kilowatt-hour (kwh) increase in electricity bills as a result of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.

Cusi said he has written Meralco to explain the projected increase in electricity bills.... Read more

DOE to also donate e-trikes to AFP, PNP, and qualified LGUs

Category: E-vehicles
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
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THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) IS ALSO EYEING TO DONATE THE REST OF THE 3,000 ELECTRIC TRICYCLE (E-TRIKE) UNITS TO THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES (AFP), PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE (PNP) AND OTHER QUALIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUS).

This is after the department announced that it will donate 200 e-trike units to battle-scarred Marawi City.

Energy Secretary... Read more

Russian experts push BNPP revival

Category: Nuclear and Mineral Resources
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
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The Department of Energy (DoE) is determined to put a closure to the issue involving the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) after experts from Russia and Slovenia recommended the revival of the mothballed plant.

Korean experts gave the same recommendation.

“I have to find a closure to this project because all of us are paying for the cost of maintaining the 620-... Read more

PNOC discards 2‘unsolicited’ offers on LNG infra projects

Category: Natural Gas
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
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Two unsolicited proposals for the planned US$2.0-billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure development chain had already been cast off by state-run Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) due to non-conforming submission on the terms set by the government.

PNOC Board Chairman and Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi told reporters that the evaluation team of the state-... Read more

Cusi grounds energy officials for ‘frequent travels’ abroad

Category: Energy
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
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For being at the receiving end of criticisms, Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi has reportedly ‘grounded’ energy officials on their propensity for frequent trips abroad, including those classified as official travels.

According to insider sources, the energy chief even cancelled all ‘applications for leave’ of energy officials last December because all of them... Read more

Cusi rebuffs ‘for-profit’ stature for WESM’s independent operator

Category: Electric Power Industry
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
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Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi will turn down any proposal that will eventually turn the independent market operator (IMO) of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) into a “for-profit entity.”

 

“That (IMO) is non-profit, because if that is for profit, I will not allow it. Then I will put a third party player,” he said.

Essentially, under... Read more

Nearly 5,500 MW power contracts stalled amid ERC vacuum

Category: Electric Power Industry
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
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MANILA, Philippines — Nearly 5,500 megawatts (MW) of contracts need immediate regulatory action amid the ongoing crisis in the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), its chairperson said yesterday.

During the Senate energy committee hearing yesterday, ERC chairperson Agnes Devanadera said the regulator is unable to decide on contracts covering 5,493.38 megawatts (MW) in supply due to lack... Read more

Senate asks DoE for contingency plans if ERC crisis continues

Category: Energy
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
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THE CHAIRMAN of the Senate energy committee has asked the Department of Energy (DoE) to identify the areas in the Philippines that will be hit by power interruptions if the “crisis” at the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) lingers for the next six months.

In a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian, who heads the committee, has also asked for a copy of the DoE’s... Read more

Private sector powers energy financing as PHL grapples with regulatory issues

Category: Economy, Energy
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
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MULTILATERAL development banks (MDBs) have been financing various energy projects in the Philippines for many years. These efforts are done through various sources, including their internal sources, or in partnership with other MDBs or financing institutions.

The Washington-based World Bank Group currently has four active projects that are related to energy, particularly on generation,... Read more

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