FEBRUARY 2016

FEBRUARY 2016 NEWS FILES

Company executive: AC Energy to switch on 1st solar-power facility within the week

Citicore launches solar-power plant in Negros Occidental

ERC limits NGCP’s 2016 projects to ‘essentials’

Citicore completes solar plant in Silay

National Grid set to complete key Ormoc transmission line

Key transmission facility to power Yolanda-hit areas seen up this year

SPPC eyes supplying power to ECs after PSA with NPC ends in April

Alsons pledges $650M investments in RE

Alsons lines up ‘green’ plants

DOE to set stricter standards on coal plants

Pagudpud wind plant disconnected from the grid

Internet-based electricity purchase mulled

Tower blast probe on

Meralco justifies rate adjustment

DoE to tighten rules on coal power plants

Energy regulator to discuss rules with coal power-plant operators

Meralco warns of higher power rates this summer

DOE may seek CSP exemption on election-critical power contracts

NPC deploys genset in Mindoro to back demand increase

Gov’t to re-study plan for oil stockpiling

Regulators to audit energy spot market

600-MW solar sites vying for FIT rates

EDC wins arbitration

NEA released P2.019-billion loans to power co-ops in 2015

New policies on renewable energy out soon

Weir withdraws arbitration request with ICC

Use of WESM’s market fees for capacities traded faces scrutiny

DOE will act on Meralco hike if it gets a complaint

Amid global glut, PHL mulls over option to stockpile on fuel

DOE asks Comelec’s help in securing Mindanao power supply on election

No brownouts in Luzon, Visayas but Mindanao supply remains critical

New timeline eyed to link up Visayas-Mindanao power grids

ERC taps auditor for spot mart operator

Hearings vs power companies set in Q1

Vis-Min grid interconnection feasibility study gets ERC nod

ERC swamped with requests for exemption from CSP supply contracting

Filipino solar firm starts supplying to Luzon grid

Power outages still possible

EDC pushing for more use of renewable energy

EDC backs renewables, says coal has hidden costs

Meralco continued to grow in January

ERC to prioritize probe of 11 gencos that raised power rates in December 2013

ERC junks request of electric co-ops, power company for CSP exemption

360 MW of solar capacity vie for feed-in tariff rate

NGCP complains

20MW Ilocos Sur solar plant catching up in FIT incentive race

Few solar projects sign up for incentives scheme

ERC evaluates 13 solar-power projects under guaranteed rate

NGCP goes to court to have sabotaged electricity transmission tower repaired

ERC orders Meralco to explain P0.42/kwh rate hike

NGCP rates lowered by P0.04/kwh

13 solar projects seeking validation for 2nd wave FIT perk availments

ERC: Explain rate hike

ERC sets P41.65-billion revenue cap for NGCP

ERC to Meralco: Justify power-rate hike

PSALM to seek board approval on Mindanao coal supply privatization

DOE sets another public consultation

Government, private sector scramble to find a solution to Mindanao’s power woes

Auction for Mindanao Coal output likely in H2, PSALM’s Alzona says

SPC Power wants SC to restore validity of contract to own power plant in Cebu

A.C. Energy set to produce 1,000 MW of power this year

Mirae inaugurates new solar plant in Ilocos Norte

MinDA assures rehab of Agus-pulangi hydropower plant will be done this year

20MW solar plant in Ilocos Sur catching up in FIT incentives race

Eastern Petroleum budgets P4B for biomass project

Mirae Asia completes 20-MW solar project

Govt says Agus plant rehab on schedule

Vires set to construct LNG plant in Batangas

Fuel mix policy to curb new coal plants

11 power transmission lines have critical ROW problems

Meralco hints of more rate hikes this year

Regulator to quiz Meralco on Feb power rate hike

UK expat ‘disrupts’ Meralco

ERC has two weeks to review rules preventing abuses in power industry

Aside from power plants, PSALM looking to sell real-property assets to pay off debts

Meralco rates up P0.42/kwh in February billing

Transco to tackle land issues in Mindanao

February power rates up on higher generation cost

Meralco increases rate by P0.42/kWh

Tower bombings

Meralco to charge consumers additional ₧0.42/kWh

DOE-led task force tackles ROW problem in Mindanao

DOE wants to fast-track household electrification

First Gen moves completion targets of gas-fired plants

Mindanao stakeholders meet to resolve transmission woes

2 plants to open in Iloilo

Power producers commit additional 3,000 MW for Luzon in 5 years–DOE

9 firms get DOE approval to conduct grid impact study for proposed power projects

NGCP seeks ERC go-signal on P8.05-B capex disbursement

Lopez firm wins arbitration case on BacMan plant

Court favors Bac-Man in case vs contractor

DMCI building 46-MW diesel plant in Batangas

Meralco: February generation charge up

Government, power-industry stakeholders meet to resolve Mindanao transmission woes

Epower to rehab mini hydro plant in Aurora

No provision in WESM rules on ‘dispute resolution’ for TMO case

Semirara plant adds 150 MW

PSALM readies 2nd Sucat plant auction

EDC subsidiary receives favorable ruling on arbitration case

PSALM undergoes new organizational restructuring

Aboitiz Power rakes in P1.745-billion initial revenues from Davao plant

Davao plant in full operation — Aboitiz

Arbitration with Aboitiz is ruled out

PEMC can talk, but not negotiate, with AboitizPower subsidiary

Fuel stockpiling too expensive for Philippines–DOE official

DOE modifying tack in energy planning

Aboitiz subsidiary seeks grid connection for solar plant

Vis-Min transmission linkage tied to WESM, ASEAN interconnection

New privatization options for Agus-Pulangui plants eyed

Meralco sales volume up 5.4%

Meralco sales grew 5.4% in 2015

ERC set to hear Visayas-Mindanao interconnection project on Feb. 19