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Steel manufacturer cuts carbon footprint with geothermal

Tripping causes power rate spikes in Iloilo, Negros

THE tripping of the Cebu-Negros 138-kilovolt Line 1 prompted electricity rate spikes in Iloilo and Negros, the Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association Inc. (Philreca) said on Tuesday.

Negrense lawmaker urges DOE, ERC to reduce power cost in NegOcc

NEGROS Occidental Third District Representative Jose Francisco Benitez has pressed the Department of Energy (DOE) and Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) as well as power distribution utilities (PDUs) in the province to reduce electricity charges here.

Another hefty oil price hike set this week

MANILA, Philippines — For the seventh straight week, oil firms are raising gasoline prices, this time by P1.30 per liter, diesel prices by P1.50 per liter and kerosene prices by P1.45 per liter.

Hydropower plant in Vizcaya town on track to start ops this year –developer

Renewable energy firm Matuno River Development Corp. (MRDC) on Tuesday announced that its 8-megawatt (MW) hydroelectric power plant in Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya was on track to commence commercial operations before the end of the year.

Faster approval process for renewable energy plants sought

MANILA – A lawmaker on Monday appealed to the Department of Energy (DOE) to expedite the process of approvals for power plants, especially for renewable energy (RE), as the possibility of “energy crunch” looms due to the impact of oil price hikes.

Nexif Energy signs power supply deal for 75MWp project in the Philippines

Independent power producer Nexif Energy has secured a ten-year power supply agreement (PSA) for a 75MWp solar plant to be constructed in the Philippines.

Meralco rates up anew in October

Customers of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) should expect higher electricity bills anew in October as the power distributor is increasing rates again this month.

Indonesia scales up renewable energy plans

Indonesia has raised its new and renewable energy generation target to 51.6pc from an earlier proposal of 48pc in its 2021-30 electricity plan, with an aim of reducing its reliance on thermal power.

Japan’s Jera invests in Philippine firm Aboitiz Power

Japanese power producer Jera has invested in Philippine utility Aboitiz Power, hoping to contribute to an “expeditious, cost-competitive” rollout of clean energy in the Philippines, whose power needs are rising and primarily met by coal.