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P1,000 ERC budget means no electricity by 2018, says Gatchalian

Sep 14, 2017 - 4:56 PM

Masyadong drastic yung remedy Hindi lang ERC ang nape penalize kundi tayong lahat na gumagamit ng kuryente Ang direktang epekto nito sa consumers ay wala tayong kuryente by next year

China mulls petrol car ban, boosting electric vehicles

Sep 11, 2017 - 12:31 PM

As the measure looms foreign auto makers have announced plans to boost the production of electric cars in China

ELECTRIC RIDES. A man walks past electric cars and tricycles on a sidewalk in Beijing on April 25, 2017. Greg Baker/AFP

Results: September 2017 Registered Electrical Engineer board exam

Sep 07, 2017 - 8:29 PM

UST is top performing school at the Registered Electrical Engineer board exam

Fitch upgrades PLDT outlook amid improved finances

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The telco s long term local currency issuer default rating LC IDR outlook is raised to stable from negative – a sign of improving financial performance

UPGRADED. The telecommunications giant’s long-term foreign currency issuer default ratings (LC IDR) outlook was raised to stable from negative, Fitch says. This signals continued improvement in its financial performance. Rappler file image

Top 10 companies 'Filipinos want to work for' in 2017

Aug 30, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Jobstreet asks 3 658 Filipinos which company they want to work for Here are the top 10

TOP EMPLOYER. In the latest Jobstreet.com survey, Meralco ranks best in job security, in work-life balance, and in benefits. Rappler graphic by Emil Mercado

Gatchalian hits 'shallow' NEA probe into Palawan blackouts

Aug 15, 2017 - 3:07 PM

In response the National Electrification Administration says it will issue a show cause order to all electric cooperatives including Paleco on why they should not be sanctioned

Beacon divestment lifts PLDT's core income to over P12B

Aug 10, 2017 - 1:44 PM

UPDATED PLDT s core income for the 2nd quarter of 2017 increases to P12 1 billion from P10 5 billion in the same period a year ago

Toshiba reports long-delayed earnings, posts $8.8-B loss

Aug 10, 2017 - 12:07 PM

Toshiba had repeatedly delayed the release of its financial statements saying it needed more time to gauge the impact of its US unit Westinghouse Electric on its balance sheet

TOSHIBA. The logo of Japanese conglomerate Toshiba is seen on a wall of a building in Kawasaki, suburban Tokyo, on December 29, 2016. Photo by Toru Yamanaka/ AFP

Senate panel orders NEA to probe extended blackouts in Palawan

Aug 09, 2017 - 1:50 PM

UPDATED Senator Sherwin Gatchalian gives the National Electrification Administration until Friday August 11 to finish its probe and submit findings to the energy committee

PERSISTENT PROBLEM. The Palawan Electric Cooperative (its facilities in Puerto Princesa shown here) faces criticism from consumers for the daily rotational blackouts that have been going on for years. File photo by Keith Anthony Fabro

LOOK: First half core profit of Meralco and AboitizPower

Aug 04, 2017 - 7:33 PM

Meralco s core net income slightly declines to P10 1 billion in the first half of 2017 while that of AboitizPower slightly increases to P10 5 billion

DRIVERS. Meralco's core net income declines due to lower retail revenues while AboitizPower's core net income increases on the back of new power plants. File photo

Tesla begins to deliver electric car for the masses

Jul 30, 2017 - 9:36 AM

Tesla rolls out the first of its keenly awaited Model 3 cars aiming to disrupt a world accustomed to automobiles powered by pollution spewing fossil fuel

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

Puerto Princesa gov't eyes lawsuit vs power distributor

Jul 18, 2017 - 11:38 AM

Kailangang may managot dito Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron says in an emergency meeting with local officials and private sector representatives on the frequent power outages in the Palawan capital

POWER SUPPLY WOES. (R-L) Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron, Provincial Legal Counsel TJ Mata, and local business leader Arjie Lim at a news briefing on July 17, 2017. Photo by Keith Anthony Fabro/Rappler

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

UNIVERSAL CHARGE. PSALM has sought an approval from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to collect P0.0429 per kilowatt hour (kWh) for one year. Rappler file photo

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

Meralco denies 'midnight deals' with ERC on 7 coal power plants

Jul 04, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Meralco first vice president Ivanna de la Peña says talks for power supply agreements on 7 coal fired power plants started as early as 2012

'NO MIDNIGHT DEALS.' Meralco 1st vice president Ivanna dela Pena faces lawmakers in a hearing on July 4. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Tesla's lower-priced Model 3 to start production Friday

Jul 04, 2017 - 10:16 AM

The first 30 customer Model 3 Tesla cars are slated to be ready on July 28

TESLA CARS. A view of a Tesla car at "Late Night Letters" during the 2017 Nantucket Film Festival - Day 4 on June 24, 2017 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Nantucket Film Festival/AFP

ERC urged to reject Meralco's 7 coal power plants

Jul 02, 2017 - 9:25 PM

Civil society groups say the approval of Meralco s power supply agreements would lead to 3 551 megawatts of coal entering the pipeline

Civil society groups march to the Energy Regulatory Commission office to protest Meralco's application for coal plants across the country. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Ex-bosses stand trial over 2011 Fukushima crisis in Japan

Jun 30, 2017 - 11:49 AM

UPDATED Ex Tokyo Electric Power chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and former vice presidents Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro all plead not guilty to charges of professional negligence resulting in death and injury

Ex-bosses to go on trial over Fukushima disaster

Jun 28, 2017 - 11:35 AM

The indictments are the first – and only – criminal charges stemming from the tsunami sparked reactor meltdowns at the plant that set off the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986

STILL CONTAMINATED. Storage tanks for contaminated water are seen through a window of a building at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan, on February 23, 2017. Tomohiro Ohsumi/Pool/AFP

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

PLDT sells remaining stake in Beacon to MPIC

Jun 14, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Metro Pacific Investments Corporation the sister company of PLDT buys the telco s remaining stake in Beacon for P21 8 billion

FINANCIALLY SATISFYING. 'The divestment of our Beacon investment will help the PLDT group focus on the key priorities in its core businesses. While the investment is now viewed as no longer strategic, it has nonetheless been a very financially satisfying one,' PLDT Chairman Manuel Pangilinan says. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

General Electric announces retirement of CEO Jeff Immelt

Jun 12, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Immelt who has served in the role since 2001 will hand his chief executive position over to John Flannery on August 1 the company says

RETIRING. In this file photo, Chairman and CEO of US industrial giant General Electric (GE) Jeffrey Immelt smiles as he takes part in a GE forum 'Ecomagination' on October 29, 2015 in Paris. Eric Piermont/AFP

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

ENERGY CONSUMPTION. Philippine Institute for Development Studies analyzed the energy consumption as characterized by varying weather and gender among households. Graphic by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler

8 Philippine companies among world's largest listed firms

May 25, 2017 - 8:00 PM

SMIC BDO JG Summit Ayala Top Frontier Metrobank Aboitiz and Meralco – with a combined market value of 72 4 billion – make it to Forbes 2017 Global 2000 list

LISTED. 8 Philippine companies were included in the Forbes' list of 2000 largest public companies in 2017.

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

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

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

Palawan suffers daily rotational blackouts

May 06, 2017 - 11:20 PM

UPDATED The Palawan Electric Cooperative says independent power producers are unable to stabilize the energy supply but two of these IPPs have no penalty clause in their contracts

PERSISTENT PROBLEM. The Palawan Electric Cooperation (its facilities in Puerto Princesa shown here) faces criticism from consumers for the daily rotational blackouts that have been going on for years. File photo by Keith Anthony Fabro

Elon Musk teases future plans at TED talk

May 01, 2017 - 9:31 AM

If the future doesn t include being out there in the stars being a multi planet species that is incredibly depressing said the Tesla boss

Power consumers show force, seek reforms in energy industry

Apr 29, 2017 - 11:05 AM

The 1st National Summit of Electric Consumers gathers up to 5 000 attendees who collectively oppose any future plan to privatize or convert electric cooperatives into a government owned and controlled corporation

SHOW OF FORCE. The 1st National Summit of Electric Consumers gathers up to 5,000 attendees

RESULTS: April 2017 Electrical Engineer Licensure Exams

Apr 25, 2017 - 7:51 PM

Congratulations to the passers

Meralco's profit flat due to impact of temperature, currency, inflation

Apr 24, 2017 - 9:01 PM

The operating and business conditions for the first quarter of 2017 proved to be more challenging for Meralco compared with 2016

LAG IN PROFIT GROWTH. First quarter of 2017 turned out to be challenging for the country's largest distributor of electrical power. Rappler file photo

RESULTS: April 2017 Electronics Engineer and Electronics Technician Licensure Exams

Apr 07, 2017 - 11:16 PM

PRC also announces that 49 passed the technical evaluation for the upgrading as Professional Electronics

George Ty and MVP transaction is best deal of 2016 – IHAP

Mar 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The deal that brought together two of the biggest conglomerates in the country is recognized as the most innovative and complex

BEST DEAL. George Ty's GT Capital Holdings acquired 15% of Manuel V. Pangilinan's Metro Pacific Investment Corporation in 2016.

Japan court rules government liable for Fukushima disaster

Mar 17, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Numerous lawsuits have been filed in relation to various aspects of the disaster but Friday s ruling marks the first verdict in a group lawsuit by evacuees seeking compensation from both the government and TEPCO over the catastrophe

REMEMBERING FUKUSHIMA. People offer flowers at the monument of the victim of the 2011 quake-tsunami disaster during a memorial service in Namie, a no entry zone in Fukushima prefecture on March 11, 2017. Photo by kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Ex-congressman Valdez's trial for PDAF scam set to proceed

Mar 08, 2017 - 12:45 PM

The former Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives representative is accused of pocketing P57 78 million in pork barrel

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

Meralco likely to hit target profit for 2016

Feb 21, 2017 - 5:45 PM

For 3 months starting March Meralco consumers may also experience a rate hike of P0 92 per kilowatt hour on a staggered basis

HIT THE GUIDANCE. 'Most likely, yes [we will hit the guidance]. Overall demand for bill volume is about slightly above 8% for the entire year,' Meralco Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan says. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

News Briefs: February 15, 2017

Feb 15, 2017 - 9:09 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday February 15

News Briefs: February 13, 2017

Feb 13, 2017 - 11:43 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday February 13

Damage to SURNECO distribution lines 'minimal' after Surigao quake

Feb 11, 2017 - 5:38 PM

It is expected that 90 will be energized as soon as NGCP restores power the energy department says in a statement

Radiation level in Fukushima plant at record high

Feb 03, 2017 - 4:12 PM

We believe the captured images offer very useful information but we still need to investigate given that it is very difficult to assume the actual condition inside says TEPCO spokesman Tatsuhiro Yamagishi

RECORD HIGH. This handout video grab from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) taken and released on January 30, 2017 shows the inside of the No. 2 reactor, just below the pressure vessel, at TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture. Handout photo by TEPCO/AFP

Electric cars to weaken demand for petrol within the decade – report

Feb 02, 2017 - 2:41 PM

Fossil fuel companies are underestimating growth of electric car industry says a report by financial think tank Carbon Tracker

MODEL S. A Tesla Model S P100D is shown at a press event for CES 2017 at The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market on January 3, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Ethan Miller/AFP

Benguet Electric coop exec faces graft charges

Jan 18, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Verzosa a private individual faces the graft case alone after his co accused died before the case was filed

Washington Post corrects report on Russians hacking US electricity grid

Dec 31, 2016 - 1:40 PM

UPDATED The newspaper initially reported on December 30 2016 that a code connected to Russian hacking efforts had been discovered in a utility system in Vermont which could point to vulnerabilities in the US electrical grid

Gatchalian calls for Senate probe into ERC mandate

Nov 24, 2016 - 9:20 PM

This comes as the Energy Regulatory Commission faces corruption allegations and a threat from President Rodrigo Duterte to have it abolished

PLDT, Globe, Meralco: Yes to foreign players

Nov 24, 2016 - 4:40 PM

The telecommunications companies and the power distributor say they are also trying to improve their services and make these more affordable

OPEN UP. Duterte says he will liberalize the telecoms and energy sectors, telling the giants that he owed them no favor and it is high time to share the market to foreign players

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 restoration in Cagayan. Image courtesy One Meralco Foundation

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

SOLAR ENERGY. A partial solar eclipse is visible behind a statue of Sweden's King Gustav III through a break in the cloud cover over Stockholm's old town in Sweden on March 20, 2015. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP