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Power firms promise stable supply in summer

The 735-MW Pagbilao coal-fired thermal power plant’s maintenance schedule would be postponed as part of efforts to ease the tightness in power supply this summer, the Department of Energy said on Wednesday. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Energy (DOE) said Wednesday the 735-MW Pagbilao coal-fired thermal power plant’s maintenance schedule would be postponed as part of efforts to ease the tightness in power supply this summer.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Napocor acquires 10 gensets

National Power Corp. (Napocor) has spent P77 million to acquire 10 additional units of 600-kilowatt modular diesel generator sets to improve the reliability of electricity supply in various far-flung, off-grid areas.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

DOE warns of power supply tightening in May


Electricity consumers are advised to start adopting power saving practices as the country faces tightness in energy supply in certain periods of the year.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

NGCP moves to cut costs of ancillary services


National Grid Corp. of the Philippines, operator of the country’s electricity superhighway, aims to bring down the cost of ancillary services by as much as 40 percent.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

ERC releases open access draft rules


The Energy Regulatory Commission has released the draft rules that will ensure the smooth implementation of the open access and retail competition scheme during the so-called “transition period.”

Posted: November 19th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Meralco expects tight power supply


Manila Electric Co., the country’s biggest power distributor, expects electricity supply to be “fairly tight” in two to three years’ time should the growth in demand, as seen last month, continue for a prolonged period.

Posted: February 9th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

New timetable for power program set

JOSE RENE D. ALMENDRAS: Open access and retail scheme in 2012  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Energy Secretary Jose Rene D. Almendras has assured power-generation companies that the implementation of the open access and retail competition scheme would push through by the third quarter of 2012 as he expected the government to complete all the necessary requirements by then.

Posted: October 31st, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

In Mindanao, power reserves seen too thin


Although the power situation in Mindanao appears to be normal, the situation on the island remains precarious, as the energy grid continues to hold “thin reserves,” according to the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP). This means that any simultaneous emergency shutdowns, as what happened last week, may again result in rotating brownouts in [...]

Posted: October 28th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

Prepaid power text system gets off the ground


Local and foreign firms are looking to jointly offer a text message-based system for electric cooperatives and distribution utilities that will implement the planned prepaid electricity scheme.

Posted: October 12th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »



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