JULY 2016


ERC warns GenCos as WESM price surges

Meralco gets lower capex

ERC slaps penalties on Aleco, 3 other electric cooperatives

BoI approves Subic coal plant

Luzon on red-alert status as power supply drops

ERC approves Meralco’s P8.575-billion 2017 capex

Meralco seeks partners for solar-plant project

Manta Energy secures RES license from ERC

Malaya plant running out of fuel; Luzon grid teetering into brownouts

Meralco, DMCI to build new coal plant

NGCP places Luzon grid on ‘yellow alert’ for second consecutive day on Wednesday

Meralco gets P10-b BDO Unibank loan

NGCP places Luzon power grid on ‘yellow alert’ on Tuesday

DOE eyeing to cut universal charge

Cusi vows to lower power rates

Meralco’s core income falls 11% to P10.4 billion in first half

Basic to complete geothermal drilling

Meralco’s net profit falls 8.3%

Meralco’s Q2 net income down to P5.271 billion

Japan’s Tepco proposes to build 1-megawatt plant in Catanduanes

ERC approval of ACA effectively brings down power rates nationwide–PSALM

DOE sets interim circular for energy mix policy

ERC to review closely PSALM’s P28-B stranded debts recovery

DOE allows 4 power firms to conduct GIS

ERC will review PSALM bid to pass on P27.7-B NPC debt to consumers

SMC subsidiary claims payments on ilijan plant reaches P160 billion

Sabotage causes line tripping that isolated plants from Mindanao grid

Power firms hit new coal directive

Cusi still mulling over options on solar-power projects without COE

DOE wants energy mix policy, but direction remains a ‘missing link’

PSALM’s claims ‘erroneous’

Ilocos Norte aims for top spot in renewable-energy production

DOE set to audit all power-related firms

SMC power unit denies it has ‘unpaid’ obligations to PSALM

NREB proposes new FIT rates for wind, solar power Lower at P7.66 per kilowatt-hour

Luzon needs additional 5,000 MW by 2030 — DoE

‘Long, uphill climb before PHL could rid of coal dependence for power generation’

Cusi: PEMC should pursue case vs Aboitiz

San Miguel dues to PSALM on Ilijan asset swells to P12.3B

Luzon grid on yellow alert anew

NGCP places Luzon grid on seven-hour yellow alert

Coal-fired power plants definitely not out

Cusi seeks review of renewable objectives

Aboitiz issues default notices to solar partner SunEdison

SMC’s 2 coal plants get initial clearance

ERC okays Aseagas Lian biomass plant connection to Luzon grid

PEMC files appeal

Psalm: Disposition of remaining NPC assets done in 3 years

SMC mulling over selling 49% share in Meralco unit

PEMC seeks SC review of rule junking P235-million fine vs AboitizPower unit

Meralco fast-tracks electrification of ‘marginalized areas’

SMC selling 49% of power unit

San Miguel offers to sell Limay plant

P4.5-B power project faces cancellation of DENR permit

SMC offering to divest contracted Ilijan supply capacity to Meralco

Tarlac solar plant secures FIT rates

Meralco eyes SMC’s Ilijan power contract

ERC names Petro Solar a FiT-eligible power plant

Norwegian bank shuns lending to ‘heavy coal investors’

Meralco expands prepaid power service to Bulacan consumers

FDC’s Misamis Oriental coal plant now in sync with Mindanao grid

It just got harder to build coal-fired power plants in PH

DENR favors RE push over coal plants

SMC power unit lists P15-B bonds; new plants to boost profitability

Norway’s state fund omits Aboitiz Power

Napocor finishes transmission line project in Palawan after 7 years

ERC sets rules on WESM-traded capacity

Energy firms may be the ideal stocks

DOE, industry wary of illegal oil peddling in Mindanao

DOE to ask for higher budget

AES also interested in natural gas power

Meralco denies ERC’s claims

ERC to pursue audit of NGCP, PEMC

Citicore hopeful DOE to review compliance with FiT rules

Meralco powers Banawe, QC, substation

Power entities vow to help DOE provide electricity to marginalized communities

ERC asks Supreme Court to resolve open access competition

PSALM seeks ERC approval to recover NPC fuel expenses for Visayas clients

Meralco announces higher electricity rates in July

AboitizPower buys parent’s stake in Aseagas Corp.

Plant outages push Meralco rates higher this month

Aboitiz consolidates power unit

Meralco customers to see higher electricity bills in July

ERC asks distributors to assume spot market trading losses

PSALM seeks to recover P27.7b from consumers

ERC opts to keep old formula in computation of gen charges

ERC tells gencos, DUs: Comply with Epira public offering clause

Coal-plant owners unfazed by Lopez

DOE chief hopes to lower power rates under his term

DOE to review FIT perks for solar

DOE to keep coal in PH energy mix

New energy chief vows to reduce cost of power

SPI exec: Jakarta coal ban unlikely to affect Mindanao’s power needs

Energy chief vows to make power rates more affordable

Energy chief asked to review qualified solar projects

Govt turns over 32-MW barge in Davao to SPC Power for P219m

Gokongwei joins power generation

SPC takes over operation of Power Barge 34

Meralco ended H1 with 11% sales increase

Gokongwei Group expands power assets by buying Ty’s, Meralco’s energy business

Solar developer protests

Basic Energy wants to pursue 3 RE projects

IslaSol files appeal to D.O.E. to reconsider solar-power projects to second round of FiT