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NPC execs allay fears of Angat Dam breakout

Officials of the National Power Corp. (NPC) have allayed fears of a breakout of Angat Dam in Bulacan province, saying the facility has no crack and is resistant to damage from earthquakes.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Another power disconnection notice to Olongapo City

The state-run Private Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (Psalm) has asked the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) to disconnect this city from the Luzon power grid due to unpaid debts amounting to P5 billion.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

QC court suspends Napocor reorganization

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The Quezon City Regional Trial Court has slapped a temporary restraining order against the reorganization being implemented by state-run National Power Corp., which would have resulted in the termination of some 300 permanent and contractual employees.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

National Grid, PSALM, NPC slammed for keeping Pablo-hit areas without power

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Electric cooperatives officials took turns, on Saturday, in criticizing the power industry’s big three – the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP), the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) and the National Power Corp. (NPC)—for their “sluggish response” in restoring full power supply in areas devastated by typhoon Pablo, particularly Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, Surigao del Norte and Agusan del Sur.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pagasa gets tips from Japanese experts on timely release of dam water

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It’s “dam if you do, dam if you don’t.” The extreme weather has put dam operators in a bind. If they release too much water, communities downstream would be inundated; if too little, the dams may break.

Posted: October 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Igme’ brings light rains to Isabela

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The weather bureau placed Cagayan and Isabela under public Storm Signal No. 1 even as “Igme” (international name: Tembin) skirted northern Luzon on Monday but intensified into a typhoon.

Posted: August 20th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Napocor: Don’t blame dams

People in Pangasinan have been blaming the floods in some towns in the province on the release of water from San Roque Dam as Typhoon “Gener” passed through in late July and the southwest monsoon dumped rains for three days earlier this week.

Posted: August 11th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Napocor completes rehab of Pulangi IV hydro power plant

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The state-run National Power Corp. has finally completed the rehabilitation of the Pulangi IV hydroelectric power plant in Bukidnon, a move seen to finally help ease the rotating brownouts plaguing Mindanao since the beginning of the year.

Posted: May 9th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

The real power crisis

After his head-on collision with Mindanao governors, business leaders and civil society organizations in last Friday’s Mindanao Power Summit in Davao City, President Benigno Aquino III backpedaled a bit. Perhaps realizing the folly of pushing for the privatization of Mindanao’s main power generating plants, the Agus and Pulangi hydropower complexes and inviting dirty and expensive [...]

Posted: April 19th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Cheap electricity in Mindanao over

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PAYING ATTENTION BECOMES ELECTRIC. President Aquino leans forward to  better hear the PowerPoint presentation Friday in Davao City. LYN RILLON

The era of cheap electricity in Mindanao is coming to an end, President Aquino said on Friday as he launched into an impassioned defense of the government’s attempts to rationalize the power situation in the island at the Mindanao Power Summit that was called to discuss solutions to the supply shortfall that has brought rotating power blackouts the past few months.

Posted: April 14th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Energy chief denies Mindanao power crisis artificial

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Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras told reporters here Thursday that the electricity problem in Mindanao was not artificial and it encompasses technical, legal, social and economic issues.

Posted: April 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Consumers brace for higher electricity bills

Households consuming 200 kilowatts of electricity a month may expect an P8 increase in their bills after the National Power Corp. (Napocor) was allowed to raise its generation rates nationwide, according to a power company official.

Posted: April 2nd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Masinloc folk oppose coal plant expansion

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Jeffrey Bautista was 15 years old when residents and municipal officials of Masinloc in Zambales rose to oppose a coal-fired power plant that the National Power Corp. (Napocor) wanted to build in their place to address the energy deficit in the 1990s. “We knew that it would be bad for the environment as well as [...]

Posted: October 19th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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