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DOE seeks views on 3 energy policies on exploration, usage

By LenieLectura | Business Mirror   THE Department of Energy (DOE) will solicit comments from the public on three proposed policies that will further strengthen its mandate to prepare plans and programs relative to energy exploration, development, utilization,...

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Retail power suppliers hit 1,000-contract milestone

By Victor V. Saulon | BusinessWorld   A total of 902 customers consuming an average of at least 1 megawatt (MW) for the past year have so far switched to a retail electricity suppliers. Of those consuming 750-kW to 999-kW, up to 122 customers have switched....

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Electricity competition, EPIRA, and WESM

By Bienvenido S. Oplas, Jr. | BusinessWorld   Last Monday, I discussed business competition in general and the role of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC). The theme will be continued in this piece and it will discuss electricity competition in...

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Shangri-La Mactan chooses Aboitiz’s Cleanergy

By BusinessWorld   SHANGRI-LA’s Mactan Resort and Spa in Cebu has picked Aboitiz Power Corp.’s brand for clean and renewable energy, Cleanergy, to power its operations and support its environmental sustainability initiatives. The resort is able to choose its own...

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Consumer choice in electricity supply and prices

By Bienvenido S. Oplas, Jr. | BusinessWorld   In several statistics comparing electricity prices in Asia, the Philippines often ranks as the third most expensive in Asia next to Japan, Singapore, or Hong Kong. Here are numbers from three different sources: (1)...

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New compensation scheme up for WESM transition team

By Myrna M. Velasco – Manila Bulletin A new set of compensation scheme has been approved by the board of the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) for the five-man transition committee that shall be manning the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) over...

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Power Industry backs ERC reforms

By Ernesto Hilario – Business Mirror Power-industry insiders decry what they call a misperception now hounding their sector. The misperception, they pointed out, is that power-sector players are out to block the reforms being pushed by the Energy Regulatory...

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DOE eyes voluntary RCOA listing and implementation

By Lenie Lectura – Business Mirror The Department of Energy (DOE) is mulling over the possibility of implementing the retail competition and open access (RCOA) policy on a voluntary basis. Under the said policy, which will be enforced in phases, consumers are...

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