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Graft complaints filed vs energy officials for 'extravagant' travels

Jul 19, 2017 - 2:32 PM

The complaints alleges that P15 million used for travels abroad and locally were from a fund meant for monitoring the electricity market

Graft complaints filed vs energy officials for 'extravagant' travels

PSALM seeks to impose additional universal charge on electricity users

Jul 09, 2017 - 9:55 PM

State-run PSALM requests regulatory approval to pass on to consumers the National Power Corporation's P3.7-billion debt

PSALM seeks to impose additional universal charge on electricity users

Slight increase in power rates in July – Meralco

Jul 07, 2017 - 7:05 PM

A typical residential household consuming 200kWh will have to pay P15 more in July

Slight increase in power rates in July – Meralco

Lighting up far-flung communities in the PH

Jun 18, 2017 - 3:48 PM

Aside from providing physical light, the Light Up Philippines campaign also aims to provide a brighter future for beneficiary children by maximizing their potentials

Lighting up far-flung communities in the PH

Weather, gender affect household energy consumption – study

May 28, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Philippine Institute of Development Studies finds that energy consumption increases as the level of discomfort brought by higher heat index rises

Weather, gender affect household energy consumption – study

WATCH: Inside AboitizPower's coal-fired power plant in Mindanao

May 15, 2017 - 4:46 PM

Mindanao's leading power generator talks about its adoption of clean coal technologies

WATCH: Inside AboitizPower's coal-fired power plant in Mindanao

Rappler Talk: AboitizPower on diversifying energy sources and the power situation in Mindanao

May 10, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Mindanao now has an oversupply of power according to Sebastian Lacson, COO of AboitizPower Coal Group

Rappler Talk: AboitizPower on diversifying energy sources and the power situation in Mindanao

NGCP still keen on Visayas-Mindanao grid connection

May 07, 2017 - 11:40 PM

The private firm says it can complete the P52-billion project by 2020 if it gets the go signal immediately, but it will also give way if the government decides to handle the project

NGCP still keen on Visayas-Mindanao grid connection

SC stops DOE, ERC from limiting major power consumers' supply choices

Feb 21, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The Supreme Court says 'there appears to be no basis' for the Department of Energy and the Energy Regulatory Commission to require major power consumers to source their electricity only from certain suppliers

SC stops DOE, ERC from limiting major power consumers' supply choices

News Briefs: February 13, 2017

Feb 13, 2017 - 11:43 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday, February 13

News Briefs: February 13, 2017

Power restored in 94% of Lawin-hit areas

Nov 24, 2016 - 11:03 AM

The National Electrification Administration says the rehabilitation of road networks is 'necessary' for faster rehabilitation of energy distribution facilities

Power restored in 94% of Lawin-hit areas

Sweden to scrap taxes on solar energy in 2017

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:54 PM

Solar energy is currently marginal in the Nordic nation, accounting for less than 0.1% of electricity production. Sweden relies mostly on hydropower (39%) and nuclear power (36%).

Sweden to scrap taxes on solar energy in 2017

Even darker days for Nigeria, as power supply gets worse

Oct 02, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Even at the best of times Nigeria, which is home to more than 170 million people, ranks among the lowest countries in the world for energy consumption at just 155 kilowatt hours per person

Even darker days for Nigeria, as power supply gets worse

Pacquiao on power rates: Why are consumers paying for system loss?

Aug 16, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao says dealing with high electricity bills is a burden for the Filipino people

Pacquiao on power rates: Why are consumers paying for system loss?

Gov't to cut red tape to bring in more power plants

Aug 16, 2016 - 1:34 PM

The Department of Energy is eyeing a shorter application process for new industry players to fast-track construction of new power plants and ensure enough power supply until 2030

Gov't to cut red tape to bring in more power plants

Private engineers to help with DOE audit for free

Aug 10, 2016 - 8:30 PM

'We have to find a lasting solution to this recurring problem [of blackouts],' says Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi as his department signs an agreement with electrical engineers

Private engineers to help with DOE audit for free

DOE tapping private engineers for audit of Luzon power plants

Aug 07, 2016 - 7:55 PM

The Department of Energy also reminds the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines to prepare for forced outages

DOE tapping private engineers for audit of Luzon power plants

DOE probing power utilities' violations amid blackouts

Aug 05, 2016 - 4:20 PM

(UPDATED) As more power outages hit Luzon, the Department of Energy orders an investigation into power utilities and an inspection of power plants

DOE probing power utilities' violations amid blackouts

Only 1 in 5 Pacific homes have electricity – World Bank

Aug 04, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Only 20% of Pacific Island households have access to electricity – and the cost is among the highest in the world

Only 1 in 5 Pacific homes have electricity – World Bank

1 dead, several injured in shooting at Ivory Coast protest

Jul 22, 2016 - 11:56 PM

A hospital source says about 10 injured people were taken to hospital while one succumbed to his gunshot wounds

1 dead, several injured in shooting at Ivory Coast protest

Luzon on yellow alert, forced outage in 2 plants

Jul 19, 2016 - 3:20 PM

The alert is a result of the forced outage of 122 megawatts of the SLTEC plant and 300 MW-Block B of the Ilijan Natural Gas Power Plant

Luzon on yellow alert, forced outage in 2 plants

3 new partnerships between New Zealand and Indonesia

Jul 18, 2016 - 11:27 AM

The two countries are partnering to improve Indonesia's e-commerce, aviation and energy industries

3 new partnerships between New Zealand and Indonesia

DOE chief's goals: Lower power rates, 100% electrification

Jul 04, 2016 - 9:25 PM

In his first 100 days, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi and his team plan to study existing service contracts and methods to bring down the cost of electricity

DOE chief's goals: Lower power rates, 100% electrification

Mindanao: Huge challenge for Duterte

Jun 09, 2016 - 3:01 PM

For a unique makeover to happen in Mindanao, it needs a special carve-out from the 'business as usual' mode that we’ve been accustomed to

Mindanao: Huge challenge for Duterte

Venezuela extends shortened workweek decree for public sector

May 29, 2016 - 7:48 AM

President Nicolas Maduro's administration blames the power shortage on a drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon, which it says has caused water used by the country's hydroelectric plants to run low

Venezuela extends shortened workweek decree for public sector

AboitizPower eyes Chevron's PH, Indonesian geothermal assets

May 16, 2016 - 7:00 PM

These assets, which could be for sale next year, include one of the world's largest geothermal operations

AboitizPower eyes Chevron's PH, Indonesian geothermal assets

Crisis-hit Venezuela sets clocks ahead to save power

May 01, 2016 - 7:40 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Venezuela shifts its time ahead by 30 minutes as it deals with a massive electricity shortage

Crisis-hit Venezuela sets clocks ahead to save power

Meralco: Power distribution network '96% ready' for elections

Apr 27, 2016 - 5:15 PM

The utility firm also says it has contingency measures in case of blackouts on May 9

Meralco: Power distribution network '96% ready' for elections

DOE: No need for emergency powers on election day

Apr 25, 2016 - 7:23 PM

Energy Secretary Zenaida Monsada insists that the supply situation is under control

DOE: No need for emergency powers on election day

Power outages hit 2016 Palarong Pambansa in Albay

Apr 12, 2016 - 11:57 PM

A power outage causes interrupts the football game between Eastern Visayas and Mimaropa on Tuesday, April 12

Power outages hit 2016 Palarong Pambansa in Albay

Petilla grilled on high electricity rates: 'What did you tell your president to do?'

Apr 08, 2016 - 5:41 PM

'Bulok ang administrasyon natin,' lawyer Lorna Kapunan tells former energy chief Jericho Petilla

Petilla grilled on high electricity rates: 'What did you tell your president to do?'

Taking renewable energy seriously: 5 challenges for next president

Mar 29, 2016 - 4:39 PM

Globally, the winds of change are blowing and there are signs that transitioning to renewable energy is underway. The next president must chart a low-carbon future.

Taking renewable energy seriously: 5 challenges for next president

3 travellers go on trip to bring solar lights to off-grid areas

Mar 19, 2016 - 9:49 PM

A group of friends will go around 81 provinces in the Philippines to teach communities how to build their own solar lights and install units in communities without electricity

3 travellers go on trip to bring solar lights to off-grid areas

Sri Lanka says 'serious threat' to electricity network

Mar 17, 2016 - 7:35 PM

The country's soldiers are now providing round-the-clock protection to all power installations

Sri Lanka says 'serious threat' to electricity network

Sri Lanka suffers worst blackout in 20 years

Mar 14, 2016 - 12:51 AM

(UPDATED) Ceylon Electricity Board's chief Anura Wijepala offers to resign over this latest power outage

Sri Lanka suffers worst blackout in 20 years

Alsons Renewable to spend $650M for hydro, solar projects

Feb 22, 2016 - 5:08 PM

Alsons Renewable will construct a hydroelectric plant along the Siguil River in Maasim, Sarangani

Alsons Renewable to spend $650M for hydro, solar projects

ERC: Probe vs Meralco, gencos over 2013 rate hike a 'priority'

Feb 14, 2016 - 11:19 PM

The commission says a decision would 'hopefully' be coming this year

ERC: Probe vs Meralco, gencos over 2013 rate hike a 'priority'

Expect higher electricity rates this summer – Meralco

Feb 05, 2016 - 4:23 PM

Meralco's rate hike this month is mainly due to higher generation charge – the largest component of an electricity bill

Expect higher electricity rates this summer – Meralco

Solar lamps give students glimpse of brighter future

Jan 29, 2016 - 11:40 AM

The Department of Education is giving students in off-grid areas solar lamps to ensure they are able to do their school work at home

Solar lamps give students glimpse of brighter future

P32/kWh price ceiling on power trade permanent – WESM

Jan 10, 2016 - 5:10 PM

The tripartite committee also sets another permanent price cap to further protect consumers from steep WESM prices when supply is tight

P32/kWh price ceiling on power trade permanent – WESM

Meralco rates to go down in January

Jan 07, 2016 - 3:00 PM

This month's generation charge is the lowest since January 2010

Meralco rates to go down in January

Meralco in talks with SMDC, Megaworld for prepaid meters

Dec 12, 2015 - 3:38 PM

SMDC and Megaworld are Meralco’s target customers for the additional 100,000 meters it plans to install within its assigned franchise areas

Meralco in talks with SMDC, Megaworld for prepaid meters

Meralco rates going up again in December

Dec 09, 2015 - 5:22 PM

The utility firm reiterates that it does not earn from pass-through charges

Meralco rates going up again in December

Petilla: Give Competitive Selection Process a chance

Nov 13, 2015 - 4:26 PM

'You need rules. CSP is where everything is a level-playing field and everybody competes other than just negotiates,' the former energy secretary and senatorial candidate says

Petilla: Give Competitive Selection Process a chance

Meralco rates rise in November

Nov 07, 2015 - 1:24 PM

The increase comes after 6 straight months of reduction, but Meralco says this month’s overall rate is lower by P1.51 compared to November 2014’s P10.06/kWh

Meralco rates rise in November

Barong-barong: State of poor man's housing

Nov 03, 2015 - 10:59 AM

With the Philippines being hailed as Asia's rising tiger, it might be forgotten that some of its cubs are growing hungrier by the day

Barong-barong: State of poor man's housing

Meralco rates decline in October

Oct 07, 2015 - 3:39 PM

Power rates have been declining for the past 6 consecutive months for a total reduction of P2.26 per kilowatt hour, the utility firm says

Meralco rates decline in October

Binay vows int'l airport in CDO, solution to Mindanao power woes

Oct 04, 2015 - 12:40 PM

The Vice President speaks in front of a crowd of 7,000 during the regional launch of the United Nationalist Alliance in Mindanao

Binay vows int'l airport in CDO, solution to Mindanao power woes

The wRap Indonesia: Haze everywhere, misuse of gov't funds

Sep 09, 2015 - 8:23 AM

Government officials allegedly abuse the haj quota, haze from forest fires in Indonesia reach Malaysia and Singapore, and other top news to start your day.

The wRap Indonesia: Haze everywhere, misuse of gov't funds

Meralco rates drop in September

Sep 07, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Residential customers with an average monthly consumption of 200 kWh will enjoy a P113.46 reduction in their electricity bills

Meralco rates drop in September