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Meralco seals supply deals to meet rise in demand

Manila Electric Co., the country’s biggest distribution utility, has signed electricity supply agreements with three power-generation companies to enable it to meet an expected surge in power demand this summer.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

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 »

NGCP, AP seek new contract


National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) and SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet Inc. (SNAP-Benguet) have asked regulators to approve their proposed Ancillary Services Procurement Agreement (ASPA).

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DOE shores up power supply in Luzon


The Department of Energy is determined to operate the Malaya thermal power plant in Rizal from March until August this year to help shore up supply in Luzon, which is expected to face “tight or thin” reserves during the summer months.

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

SPC unit plans rehab of 3 former Napocor barges


SPC Power subsidiary SPC Island Power Corp. is keen on rehabilitating three privatized power barges, but seems to be on a wait-and-see mode for the fourth barge that may soon be put on the auction block.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

NGCP pulls off smooth operations during poll


National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) reported smooth operations during the barangay elections.

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Improvements needed in PH power supply to cope with economic growth – DOE


Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla on Tuesday said there was a need to boost the country’s power supply, especially after the economy posted a 7.5 percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DOE sees power supply tightening in Luzon in ’15

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla: Weighing options. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

What is the price of growth? A potential power crunch in Luzon as industries and people use more electricity.

Posted: September 9th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

10 firms seen vying for 588-MW Unified Leyte steam facilities


Prospective bidders, including some of the biggest players in the local energy sector, have swarmed the pre-bidding conference for the 588-megawatt Unified Leyte geothermal facilities, said state-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. in a statement.

Posted: August 28th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Power firm picks contractor for Palawan projects

Calamian Islands Power Corp. (CIPC), a joint venture of Vivant Corp.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Vivant Energy Corp. and Gigawatt Power Inc., has picked Sta. Clara International Corp. (SCIC) as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for its Busuanga and Coron power Plant projects.

Posted: August 1st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

NGCP embarking on P662.7M expansion project


National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is seeking the approval of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for a P662.7-million expansion project to maintain stable power supply in Metro Manila.

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Meralco allots P1.16B for gaming complex substation


Manila Electric Co., the country’s biggest power distributor, plans to invest P1.16 billion put up a new substation that will ensure adequate and reliable supply of power for the 120-hectare Entertainment City.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »



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