MAY 2016


Govt readies third round of FiT rates

Alsons power advances 3 major projects in Mindanao

ERC lowers power retail threshold to 500kW

Clean energy to take bigger share of electricity market by 2030


Ty family invest P29.89B in MPIC in exchange for control over power unit

DUs prevented from new supply deals for big-ticket customers

Lopez Group subsidiaries commit to tap only ‘green energy’ source

Alsons set to build three power projects

ERC tightens rules on DU, RES operations in power retail market

Alsons to build 3 power plants in Mindanao this year

MPIC expands power assets after buying controlling stake in GT Capital Holdings

Meralco adds prepaid meters

Energy regulator pushing for system audit of National Grid

Govt reviewing coal policy

Aquino OKs energy-policy review to wean PHL from coal addiction

Meralco urged not to cut off Millennium Energy from distribution system

ERC grants Millennium Energy’s bid for interim relief on Meralco charges

Lopez-led units to source power requirements from clean energy

Aboitiz coal plant in Davao City to shut down again for one month

Interconnection issue hampers Energy World’s LNG plant

Coal plant rising in La Union

RE firm to government: Prioritize mini-hydropower projects

FPHC shuns coal plants, to double wind power capacity

ERC hints of further increase in FIT-All with breach in solar cap

MRC Allied pushes solar plant

Lopez Group drops coal plants

Power generation remained top natural-gas consumer from January to May period

ERC approves power rates going up by 6.5 centavos per kWh nationwide beginning June

Lopez firm to double wind-power capacity

NGCP buys power transformer for Cagayan capital substation

Ayala group inching closer to 1,000MW capacity target

Govt set to turn over 32-MW power barge to SPC

ERC wants cap on solar projects

Alsons eyeing 150MW solar development projects

EDC explores Hawaii tie-up on geothermal

Lawmaker rejects DOE proposal for legislated power-mix policy

Hawaii seeks EDC help to shift to 100% RE by 2045

ERC approves Meralco capex of P15.466 billion

ERC allows Meralco to spend P15.5 billion of capex

ERC affirms DU restrictions on retail competition

DOE open to FIT perks for geothermal

Alsons eyes 150-mw solar power projects

UK power firm invests $10m

First Gen to build 3 hydro projects

EDC set to refinance P3.5-B retail-bonds debt

SMC allots $4.2B to build 5 more power plants in Luzon, Mindanao

San Miguel investing $4.2B for 5 new power projects With total capacity of 2,100 MW

Aboitiz Group may buy Chevron geothermal assets

SMC building more power plants worth $4.2b

Aboitiz Power allots P51.5-B capital expenditure budget

Aboitiz eyes Chevron’s assets

Meralco rejects write-off of P34.5-M Millennium Energy dues

Lopez Group investing $330M for 2 hydro projects

Consumers to pay P10-B NPC subsidies Will raise electricity rate by P0.1248/kwh

Burgos wind facility boosts EDC’s income to P2.6B

Another round of incentives for solar-, wind-power projects

Napocor seeking to recover P10.3b

First Gen plans 3 hydro projects

EDC hikes income

World Bank okays USD 67-M grant for PH’s renewable energy projects

New plants projected to hike First Gen net profit by $30M

WB provides $44-M guarantee to 2 RE projects

NGCP shifts campaign versus grassfire

EDC seeks FIT for geothermal developments

Geothermal FiT pushed

Meralco defends wheeling charges

EDC expects 2016 net income of P8.8 billion the same as last year

Meralco, Millenium move to resolve row

REDC set to build hydro plant in Labayat, Quezon

DOE readies policy recommendations to next administration Read

Stable power supply during polls–D.O.E.

DOE: Power supply normal in all grids

PSALM lists ‘hurdles’ in privatization of power assets

Business groups vow to support new administration

NGCP raises new ROW concern in Luzon grid

DMCI plans to invest $300m in hydro sites

Semirara to expand Batangas coal plant

NGCP warns of outage in Luzon

Meralco asked to fix power dispute

SEM-Calaca Power allots $160 million to rehab Batangas coal plant

Coron residents to enjoy stable power with launch of P19.61-million facility

Cheaper gas trims Meralco rates by P0.41/kwh this month

Meralco cuts May power rates by 41 centavos per kWh

Power charges likely lower in May — Meralco

DMCI Power plans to invest $300 million for 100-MW hydropower


Supply deals are for long-term power needs, Meralco claims

Newly repaired transmission tower bombed again


Meralco seeks ERC approval on 7 supply deals for 3,551MW capacity

Meralco signs deals to purchase 3,551 megawatts of power

Power reserve outlook in Luzon alarmingly thin

D.O.E. chief does not foresee power issues to affect May 9

Semirara to pay P4.28-billion dividend

PetroSolar gets provisional okay on FIT incentives

Filinvest upbeat on power business

Meralco now distributing solar power

DOE to review 30-day period for power-plant shutdown