JUNE 2016


Cusi to keep energy policies, protect consumers

NPC applies for P1.65-B recovery-cost adjustments

EDC raising P5 billion for 2016 capex needs

EDC, contractor agree to end arbitration over geothermal plant

40 power projects to go online this year

Meralco acquires 49% of San Miguel’s power unit in Bataan

30,000 Meralco prepaid meters ready for installation this year

EDC borrows P5b from Union Bank

PH looks for coal outside Indonesia

ERC nixes monopoly in power sector

ERC to review 17 solar plants

PH may lose Indonesian coal

IslaSol questions DOE selection process for 2nd-round FiT plan

Palawan electricity

Solar power to grow sixfold by 2030 as sun becomes cheapest resource

DOE approves GIS for 6 power projects

July power rates could see hike on plant shutdowns

Higher solar installation to jack up FIT-All rates

Mindoro governor stops hydro plant construction

Circular on renewables

Coal plants now face hurdles

Rules on sourcing of power from RE sources out

Meralco to collect P12.38 million from customers to pay debt to Montalban Methane Power

PSALM set to continue supplying power to Mindanao while privatizing NPC assets

PH energy sector needs $30B in 15 years – MVP

SMC tests coal-fired power unit in Davao

PH needs $30b worth of energy projects

17 more solar projects okayed

NGCP places Luzon on yellow alert due to thin power reserve

12 new solar projects up for FIT incentives

ERC mulls portfolio approval of contracts

Energy World set to open LNG plant

Power rate cut

Clean-power advocates call for more investments in renewable energy

DOE approves moratorium on Palawan petro drilling

Central Luzon firms choose Aboitiz RE

ERC to expedite anti-competition cases

DOE seeks scale in ‘non-FIT solar’ regime

PEMC crafts new roadmap for Mindanao WESM

EDC eyes 1,500-MW windmills

Renewable energy seen as new driver of PHL investment growth

NGCP links up with MTRCB for security drive

Pasig court issues TRO versus RCOA rules

Bulacan solar plant endorsed

Drilling starts for Mabini geothermal plant expansion

Solar costs down 50%, hasten end to fossil fuel

DOE re-validating 2 more projects on solar FIT

ERC bucks Meralco petition

Govt starts coal policy review

Toshiba to expand geothermal business

CCC starts PHL energy-policy review

Power barge to boost electricity supply in terrorist-infested Mindanao island

ERC asks RTC to dismiss Meralco suit seeking TRO of RCOA

AboitizPower gains full ownership of Cebu plant

Yellow power alert in Luzon continues

PSPA to energy department: Come clean on FiT rate perk for solar projects

Research firm cites distributed generation of power in SEA

AboitizPower acquires full ownership of East Asia Utilities

DOE weighs plant shutdown schedules

ERC mulls differentiated FIT charges

Luzon’s power reserves turn thin

Consumer group backs ERC’s promotion of power of choice

Alternergy to build new Rizal wind project

Luzon grid on yellow alert as power reserves drop

Action lauds ERC’s power-of-choice push in electricity sector

Stakeholders express diverse views on grant of FiT rate perk

Mindanao wants power mix reversal by 2018

EDC eyes add’l P600-million revenues from geothermal plants

EDC exploring RE investments in Mexico

Kepco world’s top power producer

EDC upgrading 3 geothermal plants

EDC studying Mexico project

Cost of solar power plants down 50%

Luzon grid on yellow alert as power reserves drop

EDC sees P600-million additional income from 3 geothermal plants

FPI: Rule changes in competitive retail-electricity market may hurt local industries

EDC set to pursue geothermal investments in Latin America

Envi group welcomes push for renewable energy

Climate Change Commission urges finance sector to withdraw support for coal-fired power projects

Meralco installs 27,000 prepaid meters already approved by ERC

DOE pushes for ‘energy reservation area’ along PH waters

Aboitiz Power wins supply deal

Zaneco signs power-supply deal with Aboitiz

PHL’s ocean-energy potential draws interest of seven British RE firms

Meralco rates down by P0.13/kwh in June

19 new Meralco retail customers seeking WESM registration

UK firm eyes 4 sites for ocean energy projects

7 UK firms want to tap ocean energy

Sucat plant up for rebidding

PSALM eyes rebid of Sucat Power plant in September

Lower household power bills for Meralco customers in June

ERC appeals to Meralco: Don’t block retail competition

Meralco says LNG talks still ongoing

Meralco to re-forecast energy sales growth

Wind power firm reforests Pagudpud

AES set to complete energy storage plant

Montesol seeks ERC approval to connect to the Visayas grid

ERC sets per-unit capacity limits for power projects

NGCP supports bill

Mindanao LGUs condemn NGCP tower bombings

ERC to Meralco: Support reforms in power sector

Generation charge seen flat this month

Meralco seeks TRO

Meralco expects no power rate increase in June

Meralco: Void ERC, DOE rules

ERC orders audit of meter deposits’ refund

Meralco to tap strategic partners for RE projects

The rise of solar energy

Meralco to build 20-MW solar sites

Coal-fired power plants threaten lives, environment: Legarda

Solar Philippines to build 2-GW facility in Batangas

Meralco set to venture into renewable energy

ERC tells public they have till December 2017 to get their meter-deposit refund

Meralco eyeing up to P15-B new borrowings

Meralco sales rose 12% in four months

Global deal to expand Meralco’s business

Meralco, GBPC alliance to cement power presence in Luzon, Visayas