By Riza T. Olchondra
The 460-megawatt expansion of the San Buenaventura coal power plant in Mauban, Quezon province, is up for development starting in the second half of 2014, according to officials of the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco).
By Amy R. Remo
The Ayala-led AC Energy Holdings Inc. has partnered with GN Power Ltd. to put up a new coal-fired power facility in Mindanao, a move that may help ease the island’s acute power supply shortage in a few years’ time.
By Nestor Burgos Jr.
The Department of Energy (DOE) has granted permission to the Semirara Mining Corp. (SMC) to resume extraction operations after it cleared the firm of negligence in the collapse of a mining pit that buried 10 workers.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
The Court of Appeals maintained its earlier decision dismissing the writ of kalikasan against the planned 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant of Redondo Peninsula Energy Inc. (RP Energy) allowing the power firm to finally pursue its $1.28 billion project.
By Miguel R. Camus
Aboitiz Power Corp. is planning a 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Toledo City, Cebu, as part of a P190-billion investment plan that will increase the company’s attributable capacity by 50 percent to 3,500 MW in five years.