Even before Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla warned of a power shortage of up to 900 megawatts next year, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) had already approved a proposal by an independent power producer to build a 118-megawatt coal-fired power plant here.
By Chris V. Panganiban
The endangered Mt. Magdiwata watershed here gets a reprieve with the planting of some 1,000 rubber tree seedlings on its buffer zone by about 200 officials and workers of Agusan del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Aselco) on Saturday morning.
By Allan Nawal
Malacañang should see to the rehabilitation of power plants in Mindanao that are still under government control instead of pushing for their privatization, lawmakers belonging to the militant Bayan Muna partylist group said Tuesday.
By Gabriel Cardinoza
, Kimberlie Quitasol
The municipalities of San Nicolas and San Manuel in Pangasinan province, which host San Roque Dam, are protesting the “significant” decrease in their shares from taxes generated by the 345-megawatt San Roque hydroelectric power plant.
By Tonette Orejas
The bid by GN Power Mariveles Coal Plant Ltd. Co. to build a 1,200-megawatt coal-fired power plant has met resistance as residents of Mariveles town in Bataan province claim it has failed to lower electricity costs through its 600-megawatt facility since May 2013.