ICSC praises efforts to stave off power interruptions during 2022 elections

2022-05-06T16:27:54+08:0006 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, May 6, 2022 – The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), a climate and energy group, lauds the concerted efforts of the Department of Energy (DOE), National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC), power producers, Meralco and other utilities, large end-users, business groups, and the general public in [...]

Asia’s bet on gas looks increasingly risky

2022-04-26T15:21:35+08:0019 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The region’s bloated pipeline of gas projects could lock in decades of high emissions, but recent price volatility may soon force a rethink by Chloé Farand | April 19, 2022| Published by China Dialogue | READ THE STORY HERE Across Asia, there are plans for more than 285 gigawatts of new [...]

[ANC] Power Play: Developing Renewable Energy Solutions for the Philippines

2022-04-26T17:45:49+08:0013 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

ANC NEWS | April 13, 2022  Financial Futures Center founder and V20 Group finance advisor Sara Jane Ahmed and speakers from the Department of Energy Philippines, ACEN, Solar Philippines, Citicore Power, and BDO Capital discussed the current and future energy landscape of the country on ANC 24/7's webinar entitled "Power Play: [...]

DOE firms up dispatch of RE plants in WESM

2022-04-08T16:00:07+08:0006 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

by Lenie Lectura | April 06, 2022| Published by Business Mirror | READ THE STORY HERE THE Department of Energy (DOE) targets to issue in the third quarter of this year a new policy declaring all renewable energy (RE) plants as preferential dispatch units in the wholesale electricity spot market (WESM). During the second day [...]

DOE, ICSC: RE, not baseload coal, will best address PHL energy needs

2022-04-07T17:20:55+08:0006 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 06 April 2022 – The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Manila-based policy group Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) reiterated today that renewable energy sources – through flexible, distributed generation – best suit the power generation needs of the Philippines. “Renewable energy can definitely compete with coal. In the renewable space, you only [...]

CNN Philippines: Improving the energy mix | The Exchange

2022-04-07T16:36:20+08:0025 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , |

CNN Philippines: Improving the energy mix | The Exchange March 25, 2022 CNN Philippines senior anchor Rico Hizon interviewed experts to find out how to improve the energy transition in the Philippines in the March 25 episode of “The Exchange.” In his segment, ICSC energy transition advisor talked about the findings of [...]

Renewables provide more flexible, affordable energy amid power outages

2021-06-02T16:02:23+08:0002 Jun 2021|Tags: , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 2 June 2021 -- In response to the red alert status raised for the Luzon power grid and resulting power outages, an energy policy expert recommended the installation of more renewable energy plants to allow for flexible and affordable power generation. “The shortage in power supply, or more accurately, a lack of reserve capacity, [...]

Experts back DOE, Meralco lead in energy transition

2020-08-25T12:05:23+08:0024 Aug 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

MANILA, 24 August 2020 – Energy policy experts today affirmed an energy transition is well underway in the Philippines, thanks to bold moves from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the country's largest utility, Meralco. "Debates on pandemic-related power bills are far from resolved but we also believe it's important to share our view that [...]

Energy experts, DOE to discuss future-proofing the Philippine energy market in Aug. 24 press briefing

2020-08-21T15:16:03+08:0021 Aug 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

CONTACT: AC Dimatatac, ICSC Media Coordinator: +63 998 5469788, media@icsc.ngo WHAT: Online press briefing on the current status of the Philippine energy transition and future-proofing the energy market amid the COVID-19 crisis, in line with the opinion piece published in BusinessMirror last August 15, authored by Sara Jane Ahmed and Alberto Dalusung III [...]

Is DOE at the tip of the energy transition spear?

2020-08-17T18:13:33+08:0015 Aug 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Published in Business Mirror, 15 August 2020 by Sara Jane Ahmed & Alberto Dalusung III IN recent days, the country’s energy sector has been abuzz with talk from the energy managers of a drive to accelerate indigenous energy development. This is driven by the experience of the real fears of imported fuel supply insecurity for the [...]