Forecast for power demand raised to 30,189 MW

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) expects the country’s demand for electricity in 2030 to reach 30,189 megawatts (MW), or nearly 70% more than the current dependable capacity being supplied by the country’s existing power plants. “From here on until 2030, we will be needing something like 30,000 megawatts,” Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi told reporters…

DOE: Baseload sources needed

THE COUNTRY’S power system requires sourcing up to 80% of its electricity from baseload or largely coal-fired power facilities, while 17% is needed from mid-merit plants and only 3% from peaking plants or those that run when there is high demand, officials of the Department of Energy (DoE) said. “We would like to emphasize that…

New energy plan, including RE expansion, readied

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said the energy plan it is crafting for the years 2016 through 2030 will be guided by what it called “nine strategic directions,” which among others aim to link up Mindanao to Luzon’s and Visayas’ grid.  The number one direction is to ensure energy security, said Richie R. Pilares, DoE…