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DoE, business group agree to promote energy resiliency

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said it signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Philippine Disaster Resiliency Foundation, Inc. (PDRF) to promote energy resiliency.

Decision on CNOOC-Phoenix proposal out in 2 weeks — DoE

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said it would issue within the next two weeks the outcome of its evaluation of the proposal of businessman Dennis A. Uy and China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC), in a move that could result in the lone proponent so far of an integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal receiving a “notice to proceed” with its project.

DoE, EU launch green energy program for off-grid areas

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said on Thursday that it had partnered with the European Union (EU) to provide electricity to around 100,000 households in off-grid communities, including those in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

DoE optimistic on investor interest in PCECP

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) recently concluded its road show on the Philippine Conventional Energy Contracting Program for Petroleum (PCECP) in Zamboanga City, and is now preparing for the launch in Manila, optimistic of having stimulated investor interest in the program.

DoE blames global situation for increase in petroleum prices

THE Department of Energy (DoE) on Tuesday blamed the “current global situation” for the rise in petroleum prices as it reassured the public that the agency and energy firms are taking steps to ease the effects on consumers.

DoE: Limay Power has not submitted application to build LNG import...

THE Department of Energy (DoE) has yet to receive an application from Limay LNG Power Corp. to build an integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility, officials of the agency said on Tuesday.

DoE gears up for geothermal energy exploration in Davao Oriental

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) is undertaking a study on the potential of the Mati-Lupon-Tarragona geothermal field in Davao Oriental, officials announced on Sept. 25 during an information forum held in the provincial capital, Mati City.

DoE evaluating 17 projects for perks under EO 30

THE Department of Energy (DoE) has listed 17 projects whose developers want included in the agency’s list of energy projects of national significance (EPNS) to add to the four that have been given an easier time during the permitting process.

A Transition Year: The road to WESM run by an independent...

Year in review The past year saw some significant strides and historic shifts in the governance and operation of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM). In...

A Transition Year: The road to WESM run by an independent...

Year in review The past year saw some significant strides and historic shifts in the governance and operation of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM). In...

Napocor can save up to P2.2B on hybridization, genset optimization

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said hybridization and optimization of power generation sets would save state-led National Power Corp. (Napocor) up to P2.25 billion yearly.

Draft circular addresses operations of embedded generators

THE Department of Energy (DoE) has drafted a circular covering embedded power generators and self-generating facilities, or entities that augment the supply of electricity in the power system.

Five power projects cleared for grid impact study — DoE

The Department of Energy (DoE) has cleared five projects to conduct their separate study on their project's impact on the national transmission grid as...

Group of oil firms appeals to DoE on Euro 2 revival

Independent Philippine Petroleum Companies Association (IPPCA) has asked the Department of Energy (DoE) to consider other means in helping rein in inflation instead of...

Oil firms ordered to submit plans for Euro 2 revival

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) has ordered oil companies to submit their implementation programs on its earlier call for them to sell the cheaper but dirtier Euro 2 diesel to ease the rising cost of fuel.

Euro 2 diesel to go back on sale as measure to...

THE Department of Energy (DoE) has directed to oil companies to start selling diesel compliant with the Euro 2 standard, a step backward from previous moves to shift to the newer Euro 4, as an inflation-control measure.

To address inflation, DoE issues order that will bring back Euro...

The Department of Energy (DoE) has issued a directive to oil companies to start selling Euro 2 diesel even ahead of the Environment department's...

DoE identifies six regions in need of electrification

The Department of Energy (DoE) has identified six regions with electrification levels falling below 80% that may be among the first to be offered...

DoE gives up chair of PHL Electricity Market

THE Department of Energy (DoE) on Tuesday formally relinquished the chairmanship of the Philippine Electricity Market (PEM) board, paving the way for the assumption by an independent market operator (IMO) of the functions previously led by the Energy secretary over the country’s wholesale electricity spot market (WESM).

Energy department plans to put up solar-powered charging stations for e-trikes

THE Department of Energy (DoE) has been tasked to put up solar-powered charging stations to go along with its deployment of 3,000 electric tricycles (e-trikes) in selected local government units (LGUs) all over the country.

Energy department issues safety guidelines on transporting LPG in cylinders

The Department of Energy (DoE) has issued an administrative order jointly with other government agencies directing all liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry participants to...

Electricity consumption across regions up by nearly 4% in 2017

By Christine Joyce S. Castañeda, Senior Reporter Last year, electricity consumption in the Philippines rose 3.9% to 94.4 million MWh from 90.8 million MWh in...

Sentinel of the energy sector

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), which is celebrating its 17th anniversary this year, has played a crucial part in the development of the Philippines....

DOE: First shipment of imported oil from non-OPEC sources to arrive...

The Department of Energy (DoE) targets to receive in June the first shipment of oil from non-members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting...

DoE gives go-ahead to importing ‘cheaper’ diesel from Russia — Roque

Malacañang said on Tuesday, May 29, that the Department of Energy has given the green light to import “cheaper” diesel fuel from Russia. “May go...

DoE to call for fuel tax suspension when average oil prices...

The tax reform law has a mechanism that calls for the Energy department to prompt the suspension of another increase in taxes imposed on...

DOE may require oil firms to disclose cost breakdown for fuel...

The Department of Energy (DoE) plans to be "stringent" in monitoring the prices of petroleum products by requiring oil companies to disclose the breakdown...

DOE kicks off information campaign on proposed uniform electricity bill

The Department of Energy (DoE) has started going around the country in its campaign to inform the public of its proposal to introduce a...

DoE mulls Swiss challenge for Meralco supply deals with generation firms

ENERGY Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi has proposed subjecting the pending power supply agreements (PSA) between distribution utility Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) and power generation...

Inside the workhorse engine

Diesel engines are ubiquitous: They power everything from passenger vehicles to delivery trucks to bulldozers to trains to ships. The US Department of Energy...

DoE nuclear policy expected to uphold ‘technology-neutral’ stance

AN office at the Energy department is set to submit this week the “national position” on nuclear energy, which generally supports previous pronouncements from...

DoE to clear up land component of LNG project

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said there was a “mis-appreciation” on the part of representatives of the Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) on a...

DoE to replace contracting round system with Swiss challenge scheme

THE Department of Energy (DoE) has started asking private sector entities that are interested in exploring for oil, gas and coal resources to come...

Semirara power plant considered for strategic national project status

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said it was weighing whether to classify a proposed mine-mouth power plant in Antique province as an energy project...

DoE: Power fully restored in quake-hit provinces

By Victor V. Saulon, Sub-Editor POWER has been fully restored in Leyte, Samar and Bohol after the three provinces suffered for weeks without electricity when...