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Meralco’s solar power center leads way for net metering system

Harnessing the power of the sun tops the list of viable sources of renewable energy today as more countries and businesses recognize solar power as environment-friendly, durable, effective, and cost-efficient.

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

How solar power can help businesses remain competitive

While the government and private sector look for viable short- and long-term solutions to the country’s steep electricity cost, the second-highest in Asia due mainly to generation charges, businesses and even homes can take alternative paths to remain competitive.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

EDC cancels 2 geothermal exploration projects in Chile; to pursue 2 projects in Peru

Energy Development Corp(EDC)

Energy Development Corp., the country’s biggest producer of geothermal energy, has dropped two exploration projects in Chile, after initial assessments showed that existing resources are not viable enough for power production.

Posted: July 23rd, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DOE to spend $100M on 20,000 electric tricycles


The Department of Energy plans to tap an initial $100 million from the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) to help finance the 20,000 electric tricycles that it plans to deploy over the next two years.

Posted: January 18th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Ambuklao facility to act as back-up power supplier for NGCP


SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP) plans to use the whole capacity of the recently rehabilitated 105-megawatt Ambuklao hydroelectric power facility to provide ancillary services to the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines and help ensure the stability of the Luzon grid.

Posted: October 26th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Dutch firm to pursue solar projects in Philippines


The Netherlands-based Sunconnex Projects BV remains keen on building a 70-megawatt solar power project portfolio in the country despite the problems hounding the renewable energy sector. The firm, through local unit Sunconnex Development Corp. (PH), is still willing to invest $3 million to $4 million to produce a megawatt of solar power in the country, [...]

Posted: September 19th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t urged to delay wind, solar projects


The Federation of Philippine Industries is urging the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to defer the issuance of feed-in tariff (FIT) rates for wind and solar power projects as these technologies are still too expensive to use as mainstream power sources. In a position paper submitted to the ERC earlier this month, the group said that [...]

Posted: September 12th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Philippines seeks to house ocean technologies research center


MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine government is making a pitch to house a global research and development center for existing and emerging ocean technologies, which are seen providing an alternative source of energy in small islands and archipelagic countries. Energy Secretary Jose Rene D. Almendras said the ocean technical center that he proposed to United Nations Industrial [...]

Posted: September 11th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Greenenergy Holdings to spend $1.3B on wind power projects in PH


Publicly listed Greenergy Holdings Inc. plans to invest at least $1.3 billion (roughly P55 billion) to develop wind power projects in the Philippines over the next 10 years.

Posted: August 31st, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Benguet village discovers new economy as hydro dam is reborn

BOATS now line Ambuklao dam because people plan to make a visit to this historic facility, now a tourist attraction. PHOTO BY EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Robert Bongsiw of Barangay (village) Ambuklao here has a job as fisherman that his Ibaloi elders would never have tried in upland Benguet.

Posted: July 31st, 2011 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Consortium to put up coal-fired power plant in Subic


SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Philippines – A consortium composed of Manila Electric Co., Aboitiz Power Corp. and Taiwan Cogeneration Corp. is investing $1.28 billion in a 600-megawatt, supposedly clean coal-fired power plant within the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, a move that will help lower electricity rates and shore up power supply in the Luzon grid in [...]

Posted: July 22nd, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DoE warns Mindanao against power shortage


The Department of Energy has warned anew of possible power supply shortages in Mindanao next year, as the required power reserve level in the island remained precariously low at only 100 megawatts during peak hours.

Posted: July 6th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »



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