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DOE endorses 24 projects for commercial operations

2017-10-22 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Energy (DOE) has endorsed 24 projects for commercial operations as of Sept. 7 this year. (22-0)

Meralco eyes additional solar power supply

2017-10-18 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — After closing three solar power supply deals, Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is looking to add 50 to 100 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity to meet the renewable energy requirements of its franchise area. (22-0)

Meralco sales rise over 4% in 9 months

2017-10-17 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — Sales of power distributor Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) went up over four percent in the first nine months of 2017 – a significant growth coming from a high base last year – following a strong third quarter performance, its top official said yesterday. (3-0)

ERC expects decision this year on 3 out of 7 Meralco PSAs

2017-10-16 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is hopeful to come out with a decision on three out of seven power supply agreements (PSAs) of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) by year-end. (3-0)

ERC scored for delay in power supply deals

2017-10-15 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — Officials of the House of Representatives questioned the Energy Regulatory Commission on why it has not yet approved contracts of power supply generators even if it has already taken them at least five years to study their applications.  (7-0)

Solon asks ERC: What are deadlines for?

2017-10-12 newsinfo.inquirer.net
Lawmakers have questioned the Energy Regulatory Commission’s (ERC) extension of “business hours” for electricity distributors to procure their power supply past the deadline. (3-0)

PHL commitment to coal power flagged as renewables advance

2017-10-12 bworldonline
THE PHILIPPINES is “massively” exposed to new coal-fired power plants worth P1.05 trillion that the country may end up not using, a US think tank said in a report released on Thursday. (3-0)

Solons question ERC’s ‘flexi time’ for power firms’ compliance deadlines

2017-10-11 business.inquirer.net
Lawmakers on Wednesday questioned the Energy Regulatory Commission’s (ERC) extension of “business hours” for electricity distributors on the last day they will be allowed to procure their power supply without holding a competitive selection process. (3-0)

Oct. marks 4th month of Meralco rate hike

2017-10-09 bworldonline
CUSTOMERS of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) will see a P0.0345 per kilowatt-hour (/kWh) increase in overall tariff in October, marking the fourth straight month of increase. (3-0)

Meralco renews interest in gas sector

2017-10-01 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) the power distributor, is reviving its interest in participating in the development of the country’s gas sector after plans to pursue it have previously taken a seat back due to pricing and lack of clear energy mix policy. (3-1)

Meralco power supply deals still being evaluated by ERC

2017-09-29 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is still scrutinizing the power supply agreements (PSA) of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) three months after it promised a decision on the power deals. (3-0)

Meralco hikes sales volume forecast

2017-09-28 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — Power distributor Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has hiked its sales volume projections this year as demand continues to pick up in its franchise area. (3-0)

Solon questions ERC approval of power supply deal despite House probe

2017-09-27 newsinfo.inquirer.net
Oppositors to Meralco’s power supply agreements rally outside the House of Representatives Tuesday to reiterate their opposition to the approval by ERC of the said deals. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO (3-0)

Meralco taps Singson to lead generation unit

2017-09-25 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — From heading the company that operates the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1), former public works secretary Rogelio Singson will soon become part of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) to lead its power generating subsidiary. (13-0)

Solar Philippines nears new Meralco supply deal

2017-09-21 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — Solar Philippines expects to close an 85-megawatt power supply contract with Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) soon, its top official said. (3-0)

Meralco registers surprise spike in demand in Q3

2017-09-20 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — The Luzon grid may need more capacity from new generation plants as power distributor Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has recorded a surprise spike in demand in its franchise area as the year entered its third quarter. (3-0)

Solar Philippines set to seal Meralco power supply deal

2017-09-20 bworldonline
SOLAR PHILIPPINES Power Project Holdings, Inc. is set to seal a new solar power supply contract with Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) as its offer of P2.99 per kilowatt-hour (/kWh) was not matched by Citicore Power, Inc. which first offered P3.50/kWh to the country’s biggest power distribution utility. (3-0)

ERC junks opposition to Meralco power supply deal

2017-09-19 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has dismissed opposition in four out of seven power supply agreements (PSAs) of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco). (3-0)

MRail plans extension of Mla-Laguna freight service to Batangas

2017-09-16 philstar
MANILA, Philippines —  A subsidiary of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is looking to extend its proposed freight train project covering Manila to Laguna up to Batangas.

AboitizPower keen on bid for 630-MW Masinloc plant

2017-09-14 philstar
MANILA, Philippines —  Aboitiz Power Corp. is aggressively positioning in the bidding for the 630-megawatt (MW) Masinloc power plant in Zambales by American energy giant AES Corp., which is expected to close within the year, its top official said. (1-0)

Typhoon Maring good for farms, but displaces more than 2,000 families

2017-09-13 bworldonline
TROPICAL DEPRESSION Maring, the 13th typhoon to hit the country this year, caused “very minimal” damage to the agriculture sector, according to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol, and the heavy downpour would actually be good for the farms as dams have been filled and ready for irrigation purposes.

Solar Philippines challenges Citicore Power’s supply offer to Meralco

2017-08-17 philstar
MANILA, Philippines - Solar Philippines has challenged the offer of Citicore Power Inc. to supply up to 85-megawatt (MW) of power to Manila Electric Co. (Meralco).

Aboitiz takes jeepney in a new direction

2017-08-12 business.inquirer.net
A newly formed startup is betting big that more Filipinos will shift to electric vehicles in the coming decade.

New uses in pipeline for Sucat power plant

2017-08-11 philstar
MANILA, Philippines - State-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) is looking to transform the site of the dismantled 850-megawatt (MW) Sucat thermal power plant (STPP) in Muntinlupa City into an energy-related project, a transportation hub or an economic zone.

On the mend, PLDT reports core earnings at P17.4B in H1

2017-08-10 business.inquirer.net
Telco giant PLDT Inc. saw further signs of recovery in the first half of 2017 as it maintained the growth of its fixed-line internet business segments, but concerns remained on the decline of traditional mobile services.