Power News Roundup

This new section will be dedicated to power, energy, and electricity-related news articles curated from the leading broadsheets of the country such as Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin, and Manila Standard. Visit frequently for daily updates.

SunAsia to invest $120 million for 60-MW solar plant in Cebu

SunAsia building big 60-MW solar plant in Toledo

NGCP Complains

Alsons raises P7.5 B from notes issue

SunAsia starts works on Cebu solar farm

Firm bats for contracting of Visayas Grid’s ancillary services capacity

Tiu group acquires hydro power assets

ACR to raise P7.5B to prepay loan, investment in power-supply assets

12 groups bidding for Sucat plant asset

AES, partner investing $700m

12 firms vying for 850-MW Sucat plant

AES earmarks $700M for Masinloc plant expansion

PSALM settles P52.55 B financial obligations

Industry players seek stronger energy policy framework

Napocor starts bid process for Leyte solar-diesel plant

AES sees bright prospects in solar, battery storage in Philippines

Shell searches for partners for planned LNG terminal

DOE forecasts tight power supply in the Visayas grid

Alsons to tap capital market for P7.5-billion notes issuance

Meralco suits up for renewable energy venture

NGCP eyes legislative option to resolve ROW conflicts

Meralco seeking partners for renewable energy projects

Rules revision eyed on electricity spot market suspension

PSALM eyes real-estate property sale to pay off Napocor debts

ERC revisits rules on ownership of power generators, distributors

ERC reviews cross-ownerships

2016 bets dared to bare their climate change stand

SPC Power 9-mo profit down 10%

PetroEnergy incurs $2.77 M lossin Jan-Sept

More renewable energy contracts up for DOE OK

Philex beefing up war chest

Aboitiz firm directed to secure replacement power for Davao utility

Electricity peak demand starts moving away from summer months

DUs asked to wind down ‘supply segment’ of their businesses

Gas-fired power facility planned at STPP

DOE to issue new dispatch rules for WESM this week

Obama pitches for more RE investments

US agency inks deal with PH utility firm on smart grid venture

PSALM seeking bidders anew for decommissioned Sucat power plant

ERC okays power deal between SMEC, Tarelco

SPC net income down 10.3% in January to September

PSALM cuts debt to P574b

NGCP seeks interconnection route for Visayas, Mindanao grids

Meralco investing P154b ove rthe next five years

Gov’t, EDC negotiate bid for Leyte power plants

Semirara sees strong coal sales

USTDA awards grant to Cepalco

PSALM board eyes negotiated sale ULGPP’s remaining bulk capacity

More renewable energy projects apply for DOE ok

Brownouts continue to haunt 9 Occidental Mindoro towns

D.O.E. awarded 616 contracts since enactment f R.E. law 7 years ago

Power supply aggregation set for implementation by 2019

DOE grants confirmation of commerciality to solar projects with 638MW

Alsons in talks with potential investors

APEC asked to commit on carbon intensity reduction

APEC official pitches economy-specific energy efficiency measures

DOE sets rules on WESM’s system enhancement

DOE urged to help grow MSME sector

ERC sets new rules on power market shift

FirstGen expects profit boost from 2 new power plants next year

FirstGen geothermal business seen continuing weaker

FirstGen income down to $120 million

FirstGen posts drop in income on lukewarm hydro, geo power sales

Meralco eyes court relief vs CSP

NGCP seeks ERC okay to conduct P152.47-million study to interconnect Visayas, Mindanao grids

PSALM selling P20-M assets in VisMin


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