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DoE wants renewable energy to power new or retrofitted buildings

NEW buildings and establishments that will undergo renovations will soon be required to source a portion of their power requirements from renewable sources.

Israeli firm wants to expand petroleum exploration

AN ISRAELI FIRM sought to cover a wider gas and oil exploration area in the country, according to the Department of Energy (DoE).

DoE urges power conservation to save money during recession

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said electricity consumers need to be “mindful” of their power consumption during tough economic times, and reminded them of the need to save money.

DoE studying small nuclear plants for remote areas

THE Department of Energy (DoE) is studying the use of small nuclear generators to power off-grid areas, Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said in a statement.

DoE to expedite national renewables plan update

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said it is working to complete the “long-overdue” update to the national renewable energy plan (NREP).

Energy consumption reporting deadline moved to April 2021 — DoE

THE Department of Energy (DoE) further extended the deadline for establishments to submit their power consumption reports to mid-April 2021.

Renewables’ share in energy mix seen rising 8%

Some 472 renewable energy projects were granted service contracts over the last four years, pointing to an 8% increase in the share of renewables in the energy mix, the Department of Energy (DoE) said.

DoE considering major commitment to developing geothermal

THE Department of Energy (DoE) is planning to draft an order promoting the development of geothermal energy, in a bid to regain prominent position for the Philippines among global producers.

Pump prices remain low despite new tariff — DoE

FUEL products are still cheap despite the imposition of new oil import duties taking effect this week, the Department of Energy (DoE) said.

Luzon grid placed on ‘yellow alert’ due to outages, gas shortage

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said Luzon was under yellow alert Thursday between noon and 3 p.m. due to power plant outages and limited output received from the Malampaya gas field.

DoF, DoE rule out suspending VAT on power consumption

THE Department of Finance (DoF) and the Department of Energy (DoE) on Friday rejected a proposal to suspend value-added tax (VAT) on power consumption as a relief measure during the pandemic.

Meralco says meter readings for May bills ‘accurate’

AMID mounting concerns by customers on increased electricity bills for May, Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) said its meter readings remain accurate and transparent.

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...

DoE tells LGUs to stop delaying oil deliveries

THE Department of Energy (DoE) has appealed to local government chiefs to refrain from blocking the movement of petroleum products at their checkpoints, which were mounted to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Transparency on power plant outages sought by consumer group

POWER generation companies must disclose their plant maintenance schedule for this year until 2022 to fully inform the public, a consumer advocacy group said after the Energy department warned of a possible electricity supply shortfall during the summer months.

DoE and NDRRMC coordinating power needs in volcano-affected areas

THE Department of Energy (DoE) is coordinating with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on controlling the electricity supply in the immediate vicinity of Taal volcano in case of a hazardous eruption.

DoE allows Semirara mine to resume operations

THE Department of Energy (DoE) has lifted the suspension order imposed on Semirara Mining and Power Corp’s (SMPC) coal mining operations in Semirara Island in Antique province.

Phoenix-CNOOC venture junks LNG terminal project

PHOENIX Petroleum Philippines, Inc. and CNOOC Gas and Power Group Co., Ltd. have asked the Department of Energy (DoE) to suspend its proposal to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in the country, government officials said on Tuesday.

Consunji-led SMPC ordered to suspend coal mining activities

THE Department of Energy (DoE) has ordered Semirara Mining and Power Corp. (SMPC) to suspend its coal mining activities as a result of the mudflow incident in Semirara Island in Antique province last month, the Consunji-led listed company told the stock exchange on Wednesday.

DoE tackles Mindoro power supply problem

STAKEHOLDERS GATHERED earlier this week to tackle the longstanding power supply problems in Mindoro, including Lubang Island, which have been addressed mostly through remedial measures, the Department of Energy said in a statement.

6 Luzon plants in unplanned outage

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) said on Monday that six power plants in Luzon went on an unplanned outage, putting the system under a “yellow” alert between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. as reserve power thinned after the forced shutdown.

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.

DoE puts Semirara coal trading suspension order on hold

SEMIRARA Mining and Power Corp. (SMPC) said the Energy department had granted the request of the Consunji-led listed company to put on hold an order issued last month for the suspension of its coal trading activities.

DoE, Japan’s METI to review Mindoro power development plan

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) has stepped up plans to improve the delivery of electricity in Mindoro island as it looks to review a power development proposal for the province in partnership with Japan.

DoE touts expressions of interest for energy exploration

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said its Philippine Conventional Energy Contracting Program (PCECP) continues to attract interest from potential investors.

DoE denies Gas2Grid request to delay start of drilling operations

THE Philippine Department of Energy (DoE) has rejected Gas2Grid Ltd.’s request to push back the start of drilling operations on the Nuevo Malolos-1 Deepening to the end of July, the Sydney-based oil and gas exploration company said on Monday.

DoE says gov’t takeover will be last resort in Iloilo City’s...

ILOILO CITY — Department of Energy (DoE) Undersecretary Felix B. Fuentebella has assured residents here that they are monitoring the power distribution tug-of-war between two companies and that the government will be ready to step in should the situation lead to a breakdown in supply delivery.

Energy department extends deadline for service contract bids

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) has extended the deadline for interested entities to submit their bids to secure service contracts for the 14 areas in the Philippines offered by the government for oil and gas exploration.

4 energy projects classified ‘of national significance’

THREE hydroelectric power projects, including those of the Aboitiz group’s in north Luzon, and one wind farm have been certified as energy projects of national significance by the Department of Energy (DoE) this month.

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.

Proposed solar farm in Sarangani gets CEPNS

A PROPOSED solar farm in Sarangani province has been added to the Department of Energy’s (DoE) list of energy projects of national significance, making it eligible to all the perks that come with the certification.

DoE: 300 fuel retailers start collecting new tax

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said on Monday a total of 268 retail stations of Petron Corp. had already imposed the excise and value-added taxes (VAT) under the second tranche of the tax reform law, while 32 Flying V stations implemented the higher tax.

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, 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.