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In Mindanao, small plants seen to ease power crunch

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RESIDENTS of electricity-starved Mindanao will benefit from every single power plant that can be brought online over the short term, including those with smaller generating capacities.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

DOE taps experts to deal with power crisis

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The Department of Energy has turned to engineers of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for help in dealing with the power crunch now crippling Mindanao.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Power problem poses risks to 2014 growth

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Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan has acknowledged that the power situation has become a key concern for the government, saying this could pose risks to the attainment of the country’s growth targets.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

DOE chief open to amendments to Epira

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Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla is open to changing some provisions of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira) to allow the government more avenues for intervention during unusual situations, such as the recent spike in generation costs and the lingering power crisis in Mindanao.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Power behind the thrown

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A five-year power crisis has thrown Mindanao into another cycle of problems, and it has something to do with the electric cooperatives there—those supposedly private but highly politicized ECs.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Mindanao blames power woes on Epira

A fisherman passes by Holcim compound where the Power Barge 104 is anchored (Barangay Ilang, Davao City, Davao Gulf area). It is a barge supplying electricity to Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC), which distributes electricity to other provinces in Mindanao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira) has caused the government to lose control of the power industry, which is why private businesses can now raise power rates any time they choose, an energy watch group said Saturday.

Posted: June 16th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

A. Brown unit inks power purchase deal

A. Brown Co. Inc. subsidiary Peakpower Energy Inc. signed an Electric Power Purchase Agreement (EPPA) with the Agusan del Sur Electric Cooperative Inc. (Aselco) early this month.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

ECCP urges gov’t to focus on energy security

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An attendant at an Internet cafe in Makati City waits for electricity to come back as a massive power outage leaves a large part of Luzon, including Metro Manila, without power on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. The Aquino administration must redouble its efforts toward ensuring energy security for the country if it wants to attract more investors, according to the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines.  RAFFY LERMA

The Aquino administration must redouble its efforts toward ensuring energy security for the country if it wanted to attract more investors, the umbrella organization of European companies operating here said on Friday.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aboitiz set to complete vital projects in Mindanao

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Aboitiz Power Corp. is on track to completing P35 billion worth of projects in Mindanao, which can deliver over 300 megawatts of much-needed power to the electricity-starved island by 2015.

Posted: March 4th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

More blackouts seen in Mindanao next summer

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Power consumers in Mindanao may have to brace for longer outages next year as the expected supply crunch may peak to as much as 300 megawatts during the summer, much higher than the previous projection of a 200-MW shortfall.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Ample power flows to Mindanao

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The severe power supply crunch in Mindanao may have started to ease with the completion of preventive-maintenance activities for the first unit of the 210-megawatt coal-fired power facility of Steag State Power Inc. last Sunday.

Posted: November 5th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Mindanao power crisis may worsen in 2013

The power supply situation in Mindanao during the summer of 2013 remains highly critical and may possibly mirror the 10-hour power outages experienced in 2010, unless the government is able to successfully pull off all the measures needed to plug the shortfall.

Posted: October 25th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

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