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Diesel-fed generator sets to deal with Mindanao power shortage urged


The government should shoulder the procurement cost of diesel-fed generator sets that the Department of Energy would use as a short-term solution to the Mindanao power crisis, senatorial candidate Eddie Villanueva said on Tuesday.

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

Power shortage looms anew in Mindanao


A repeat of the power crisis in Mindanao in the summer months this year and in 2014 is very likely, according to the government think-tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Luzon power shortage looms in 2015

Energy Secretary Jose Rene D. Almendras

Energy Secretary Jose Rene D. Almendras has warned of possible power supply shortages in Luzon by 2015 if the proposed 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant of Redondo Peninsula Energy Inc. (RP Energy) would be stalled.

Posted: June 19th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Another Mindanao power shortage feared

Mindanao may face another power supply shortage of as much as 200 megawatts by the summer of next year, should no additional power facilities be put in place to shore up existing capacities in the electricity-starved island.

Posted: May 20th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Napocor to pursue rehab of Mindanao hydropower dams to prevent shutdown


The state-run National Power Corp. is pursuing the rehabilitation of one of the power facilities at the highly crucial 700-megawatt Agus hydropower complex in Mindanao to prevent an imminent shutdown of that unit, which could only further aggravate the power supply crunch on the island.

Posted: March 25th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

4 to 8-hour brownouts loom in Mindanao


The Department of Energy warned on Thursday that power consumers in Mindanao might face as long as four to eight hours in rotating brownouts this coming summer as the hotter temperatures could further constrain power supply in the island.

Posted: February 16th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Mindanao faces power shortage in 2012


Energy Secretary Jose Rene D. Almendras has urged the state-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) to rush the sale of government-owned diesel-fired power barges as these might be necessary to avert a power supply shortfall in Mindanao this year.

Posted: January 9th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DoE chief warns of power shortage if opposition to coal power succeeds


MANILA, Philippines—Energy Secretary Jose Rene D. Almendras warned on Thursday of a possible 600-megawatt shortage in power reserves by 2014 and 2015, as protests lodged against the proposed coal-fired power projects threaten to delay their construction. Almendras sounded off the alarm at the sidelines of a briefing at the Philippine Stock Exchange on Thursday, as [...]

Posted: September 8th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Aboitiz hopes to ease power shortfall with new facilities

Aboitiz Power Corp. is prepared to help address the looming power shortfall in Mindanao by putting up a 300-megawatt (MW) clean coal-fired power plant and seven new hydropower facilities that can generate a combined 68 MW. “Government and independent think tank project that the power shortage by year 2014 will be 484 MW. That means [...]

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



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