First light: Power reaches hospitals in downtown, uptown Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Visayan Electric has managed to provide power to a portion of Cebu City’s uptown and downtown areas. Visayan Electric President, Engineer Raul Lucero, said that this came from the Cebu Private Power Corporation…

DOE not convinced on NGCP’s ‘lightning’ reason as cause of recent Visayas blackout

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/09/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — An official of the Department of Energy (DOE) said they did not officially accept the statement of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) that lightning caused the blackout which affected…

Power supply investors urged to come up with other forms of supply to cater future demand in Visayas

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/09/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Investors are urged to come up with other forms of energy supply to cater the projected demand in the Visayas. This was what Engr. Jose Rey Maleza, the chief science research specialist…

Condominium denounces insinuations linking Fernandez’s death to unresolved issues with them

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/28/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The Bamboo Bay Condominium Corporation (BBCC) has denounced any insinuations linking the death of lawyer Rex Jesus Mario Fernandez to unresolved issues the latter had with the condominium management. Fernandez recently staged a…

Visayan Electric: No rotating brownouts in franchise area

06/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Visayan Electric has assured its customers that the rotating brownouts that have happened in Luzon due to power supply problems will not happen in its franchise area. President and chief operating officer Raul C.…

Visayas now under yellow alert for May 9 polls

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 04/15/2016

THE Visayas is now placed under yellow alert as preparation for the May 9 elections by the Department of Energy (DOE). Yellow alert means the Visayas grid already has limited reserves. Energy Secretary Zenaida Monsada said they…

Open access starts June, ‘but mind the line rentals’

Vanessa Claire Lucero 03/01/2016

By June 26 this year, electricity consumers who use at least 1,000 kilowatts, or one megawatt, a month will be able to choose their suppliers under an open access regime. The Department of Energy (DOE) targets to…

Cebu to get additional 300MW by end-2018

Vanessa Claire Lucero 01/11/2016

Construction of the 340-megawatt (MW) coal plant by the Aboitiz-led Therma Visayas, Inc. (TVI) in Toledo City is on track and will be completed by the end of 2018. Sebastian R. Lacson, chief operating officer of Aboitiz…

Visayas needs additional power plants after 2017

Vanessa Claire Lucero 12/22/2015

The Visayas will have enough power supply next year, but additional capacity would be needed toward the end of 2017, a Department of Energy (DOE) official said. Engineer Saul Gonzales, chief of the Energy Industry Management division,…

Line tripping causes brownout in northern Cebu

Aileen Garcia-Yap 10/20/2015

While there was no power shortage yesterday, the northern part of Cebu served by the Visayan Electric Co. (Veco) experienced a brownout. Areas starting from Paknaan in Mandaue City all the way to Liloan town in Cebu…

Developing clean energy sources

Editorial 10/15/2015

The Department of Energy’s announcement that it will slow down on approving coal plant projects, while better than nothing, remains far short of the ideal to push for renewable energy sources in keeping with, or in going…

Veco de-loading program eases impact of shortage

Marites Villamor Ilano, Norman V. Mendoza 06/02/2015

Hour-long rotation brownouts continued in parts of Metro Cebu yesterday as demand still outstripped supply in the Visayas grid, especially during peak hours. As of 2 p.m., distribution utility Visayan Electric Co., Inc. (Veco) said four feeders…

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