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Collection of additional oil tariff ends

THE collection of the additional oil import tariff to raise funds for the government’s pandemic response has ended with the lapse of the Bayanihan law, the oil bureau of the Department of Energy (DoE) said on Sunday.

Philippines seeks to resume exploration for oil and gas in South...

THE Department of Energy (DoE) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) are seeking ways to resume exploration in the West Philippine Sea as pandemic restrictions ease, citing the need to assert sovereignty in disputed waters.

Power utilities told to secure electricity for online classes

THE Department of Energy ordered power distributors to ensure a steady supply of electricity after power interruptions affected students studying at home during the summer term.

Our new normal should be a green one—WWF

Atty. Angela Ibay, WWF-Philippines Head of Climate and Energy, opines that we have what it takes to make our post-COVID world a sustainable one. Here are her three arguments for a greener normal.

Use funds for power plant hosts as consumer subsidy — cooperatives

Rural power cooperatives wanted to tap electrification funds under the Energy Regulation (ER) 1-94 to allow them to further subsidize electricity costs for poor customers affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), after the Energy department ordered the redirection of the funds to help the government in its fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

NEA backs appeal to ‘indefinitely’ extend power coops’ payments

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) supported the appeal of rural electric cooperatives (ECs) to "indefinitely" extend the deadline of their payments to generation and...

No plant shutdown despite falling power demand, says DoE

POWER generation companies are not allowed to shut down their operations despite falling energy demand amid the Luzon-wide lockdown, the Department of Energy (DoE) said on Thursday.

Electricity demand drops 30% due to lockdown

POWER demand has fallen about 30% during the Luzon enhanced community quarantine to contain the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), reflecting the decline in power use by shuttered businesses, the Department of Energy (DoE) said late Wednesday.

Developments in actualizing the country’s future electric power sector masterplan

Last year, several yellow alerts and occasional red alerts were issued in the Luzon grid, causing unexpected shutdown of power plants and eventually great...

Oil firms urged to charge fair markup on fuel acquired before...

CONSUMER group Laban Konsyumer Inc. (LKI) is asking the Department of Energy (DoE) to monitor oil companies’ inventory to ensure they charge fair prices on fuel products acquired before the attacks on the Saudi oil refineries.

DoE asks Napocor to defer off-grid rate hike

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) yesterday asked the National Power Corp. (Napocor) to defer its application to increase electricity rates in off-grid areas until it has improved its operating efficiency as well as reduced power generation costs and missionary subsidies.

Energy dep’t identifies 8 ‘ailing’ electric cooperatives; Philreca criticizes Cusi

THE Department of Energy (DoE) has reduced to eight from 17 the number of electric cooperatives that are “ailing” and have failed to provide the required services, leaving them open to a possible takeover by private entities.

DoE panel reviews First Gen’s LNG import terminal

A PANEL at the Department of Energy (DoE) is scheduled to review this week the application of Lopez-led First Gen Corp. to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal before the project proposal is submitted to the secretary for final approval.

DoE orders review of performance of electric cooperatives

THE Department of Energy (DoE) on Friday ordered the review of electric cooperatives’ (ECs) financial and technical performance and warned those that failed to deliver of the cancellation of their franchises.

A blueprint for a powered future

The Department of Energy (DoE) has set a grand plan back in 2017, named the Philippine Energy Plan 2017-2040 (PEP), aimed towards preparing the...

DoE to require PSAs for ‘nationally significant’ projects

THE Department of Energy (DoE) will not issue certifications for energy projects of national significance (EPNS) if an applicant has no power supply agreement (PSA) in place, officials said.

DoE monitoring oil firms’ compliance with excise tax implementation

THE Department of Energy (DoE) is monitoring oil firms to ensure the second round of excise taxes for petroleum slated for 2019 will only be imposed on new inventory.

LNG law being drafted ahead of Malampaya supply crunch

THE Energy department and the Senate energy committee will draft a law covering the natural gas industry in preparation for a “critical” period next year when an integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility should have started construction in preparation for the depletion of the country’s sole domestic source of the fossil fuel.

3rd party ‘data package’ service provider sought in energy contracting program

THE Department of Energy (DoE) is seeking a third-party “data package” service provider ahead of its plan to bid out 14 pre-determined areas in the Philippines under what it calls a more transparent energy contracting program.

Energy dep’t backs down on Euro 2 fuel order

THE Department of Energy (DoE) has promised to review a recent order directing oil companies to offer diesel fuel compliant with the Euro 2 emissions standard as an inflation-control measure, after opposition to the order surfaced at a Congressional hearing.

Energy dep’t seeking stakeholder comment on draft EPIRA IRR amendments

THE Department of Energy (DoE) is soliciting comment on draft amendments to the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the law that restructured the energy sector, which privatized power generation, transmission and distribution.

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.

Palace preparing EO to speed up rural electrification

MALACAÑANG is preparing an executive order (EO) on how best to bring electricity to remote areas by the end of the Duterte administration’s term in 2022, an Department of Energy (DoE) official said.

Energizing a nation

Electricity consumption in the Philippines continues to grow every year, and in 2017, it reached a new peak of 94,370 gigawatt hours (GWh), latest...

Energy dep’t to use DoST-developed software for disaster preparations

THE Department of Energy (DoE) will be using software made by the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) to enhance its capacity in preparing...

QEV, Pilipinas Shell to set up electric vehicle charging posts

QEV Philippines Electromobility Solutions and Consulting Group, Inc. has signed an agreement with Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. to install the first electric vehicle charging...

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...