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Groups divided on how to deal with power crisis

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Various groups are at loggerheads on whether the government should declare a power crisis.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Yellow, red alerts raised over tight power supply

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An electric post is toppled at the height of Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun) in Noveleta, Cavite province. The typhoon led to power outages affecting a total of 13.5 million people in Luzon, including Metro Manila, and the Visayas. EDWIN BACASMAS/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

While electricity has been restored at the distribution level for most of Metro Manila and nearby provinces affected by Typhoon “Glenda,” the power supply situation remains tight for the Luzon grid, prompting experts to hoist a “yellow alert” over the island.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

‘Glenda’ knocks down lines, hits power plants; Southern Tagalog, Bicol powerless

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Workers cut an uprooted tree along a highway as Typhoon Rammasun barrels across Manila on July 16, 2014. Typhoon Rammasun shut down the Philippine capital on July 16 as authorities said the first major storm of the country's brutal rainy season claimed at least one life and forced hundreds of thousands to evacuate. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Power transmission lines shut down in the southern parts of Luzon and in the Bicol Region during the onslaught of tropical Typhoon Glenda, the Department of Energy said Wednesday.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Consumers urged to save electricity

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Energy stakeholders urged consumers to use electricity wisely as power supply would continue to be tight for the rest of the year, including this weekend.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Collaborative success of PMFTC Inc. and Meralco drives green agenda and operational cost efficiency

Photo shows Meralco Relationship Manager Robert T. Pereja (middle) and PMFTC Inc. engineers Michael Sotingco (leftmost) and Rollando Chan during an audit of the facilities of the manufacturing giant which has surpassed global target for carbon reduction emission and generated savings to fund socially-relevant projects.

Twelve months after PMFTC transformed its energy-sourcing strategy and collaborated with the Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the manufacturing giant realized optimal savings, driven by a new, cost-efficient and reliable power system. Consequently, PMFTC is able to push forward its sustainability agenda and has made significant strides in reducing its carbon emission.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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