Red alert raised for Luzon, Visayas grids on Thursday

Zacarian Sarao 05/23/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Luzon and Visayas power grids will be on red alert Thursday afternoon and evening, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced. The Luzon grid will be on red alert from 1 p.m.…

Luzon, Visayas in red, yellow alerts for 2 weeks now

Jordeene B. Lagare 04/27/2024

Red and yellow alert levels have been raised across the Philippines, mainly in Luzon and the Visayas, for two weeks now due to some power plants not being operational. The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP),…

Luzon, Visayas grids under yellow alert, says NGCP

Jordeene Lagare 04/23/2024

MANILA, Philippines — National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) raised a yellow alert in the Luzon and Visayas grids today, April 23, lasting several hours as nearly 40 power plants are unavailable. NGCP placed Luzon under…

Coal still dominates as renewables grow in PH’s power mix

Jordeene B. Lagare 04/12/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Coal-fired power plants continue to dominate energy generation in the Philippines, even as renewable energy sources have also seen growth in their contribution to the power grid’s capacity. According to the Department of Energy…

Costly electricity expected until May as summer demand rises

Jordeene B. Lagare 04/01/2024

Electricity prices are expected to rise during the summer months in the Philippines due to increased demand, according to the Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines (Iemop). Assistant manager Chris Warren Manalo said that the average…

Visayan Electric notes increase in demand for power, rotational brownouts may not happen

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 04/29/2023

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Due to the hot weather, the Visayan Electric Company, the second-largest private electric utility in the Philippines, has noted an increase in demand for power. Quennie Bronce, head of the Reputation Enhancement…

Earth Hour participants in Metro Cebu in a decline 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/26/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For four straight years, Metro Cebu saw a decrease in the number of participants joining the Earth Hour. Based on data from Visayan Electric Company (Veco), they only recorded a load drop of…

P418-million power subsidy for poor families sought 

Marlon Ramos 03/20/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian on Sunday asked the government to set aside P418 million in electricity subsidy for over four million “lifeline” consumers to help low-income households cope with the country’s worsening inflation. Gatchalian, chair…

When tempted …

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 02/26/2023

The story is told about a man who told his wife: “I found a wallet in the church. What should I do?” His wife said: “Don’t give it back yet. Let’s pray over it, and we will…

MECO tells Oponganons: Brace for power rate hike

Futch Anthony Inso 01/31/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Electric consumers in Lapu-Lapu City can expect an increase in their monthly bills in the next six months. This was after one of the two transmission lines of the National Grid Corporation of…

California braces for ‘parade of cyclones’ after storms kill 7

Reuters 01/09/2023

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – California was bracing on Sunday for more severe weather after a week of torrential downpours and damaging winds killed at least seven people and left hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power. Forecasters warned…

MECO commends Lapu Council for urging ERC to OK application

Futch Anthony Inso 08/05/2022

LAPU-LAPUA CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Electric Company (MECO) welcomed the move of the Lapu-Lapu City Council in passing an ordinance urging the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to act on the application of MECO to purchase electricity…

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