First Gen restores quake-hit Batangas facility

First Gen Corp said Wednesday it restored one of two facilities that connect its natural gas plants to the national grid, less than two weeks after the Batangas earthquake. Unit 60 of the San Lorenzo Switchyard was “resynchronized to the grid and has resumed operations” while Unit 50 will be restored “in the coming days,”…

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 says Santa Rita plant repairs finished by October

First Gen Corp. said a damaged unit of its natural gas-fired Santa Rita plant will resume operations by October following repairs. The main transformer of Unit 20, which has a nominal capacity of 250MW compared to the facility’s 1,000MW capacity, will be replaced after an inspection found it had damaged components, the power generator told…