Lopez plant outage forces yellow alert status for Luzon

Thin electricity reserves caused by technical problems at the Lopez-owned San Gabriel power plant in Batangas forced authorities to declare a “Yellow Alert” for the Luzon grid Wednesday morning, the Department of Energy said. The near-shortage was only eased early in the afternoon after the government-owned Malaya power plant — kept as backup power supply in the…

Cusi outlines Philippines LNG roadmap in Japan forum

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has outlined the country’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) roadmap to Japanese investors to encourage investments in the sector. Cusi, who is currently in Japan to attend the LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2016, encouraged the international community to tighten partnerships in further developing and promoting the LNG industry, especially in the Philippines. “As…

First Gen clean energy plants can lower consumer electricity bills–group

Two new plants in Batangas generate clean energy that can lower the bills of Manila Electric Company Meralco subscribers and in turn help grow the manufacturing industry, an electronics group said Friday. Two facilities in Santa Rita, a 414-megawatt MW San Gabriel combined-cycle plant and a 97-MW Avion open cycle natural gas-fired plant, were inaugurated…

WESM rate to decrees in rainy season

Barring unforeseen plant outages, the electricity spot market rate is expected to sustain its downtrend on cooler temperature and higher available supply from various power plants, market operator Philippine Electricity Market Corp. (PEMC) said.  Read more here.

First Gen profit to boost on 2 new plants

Lopez-led First Gen Corp. expects a positive boost this year coming from the start of operations of its two new natural gas-fired power plants in Batangas, the 97MW Avion and the 414MW San Gabriel plants, company officials said yesterday. Read more here.