Forced outages of power plants result in tight power supply in May

2024-06-06T18:42:26+08:0006 Jun 2024|Tags: , , , , |

The Philippine power grid continues to be under severe strain, with 21 of the 30 days of May 2024 being placed under red or yellow grid alerts.  Sustained high peak demands due to elevated heat conditions have significantly contributed to the tight power supply experienced in the past few months, but this only tells part [...]

Eastern Samar health hub gets solar generators [PNA]

2024-02-06T11:11:46+08:0031 Jan 2024|Tags: , , , , , |

by Roel Amazona | January 30, 2024 | Published by Philippine News Agency | READ THE STORY HERE TACLOBAN CITY – The rural health unit (RHU) of Guiuan in Eastern Samar on Tuesday received from the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) two solar generators to ensure the facility's operation amid power outages. [...]

Panay needs more diverse power mix [Inquirer.net]

2024-02-05T04:23:34+08:0013 Jan 2024|Tags: , , , , , |

by Meg Adonis | Jan 12, 2024 | Published by Inquirer | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines  —A diverse and flexible power-generation portfolio is needed to prevent another island-wide blackout that crippled Panay for three days l ast week, a climate and energy think tank said on Thursday. Institute for Climate and [...]

Energy policy group issues guidance to avert another widespread blackout on Panay Island [BusinessMirror]

2024-02-05T04:23:29+08:0012 Jan 2024|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Lenie Lectura | January 11, 2024| Published by BusinessMirror | READ THE STORY HERE In a bid to prevent another Panay Island blackout, the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) strongly recommended for more power generation, including energy storage system and renewable energy (RE), and completion of transmission projects. “Given the recent [...]

Think tank seeks removal of automatic pass-through fuel cost from power deals [BusinessWorld]

2023-09-26T11:35:13+08:0004 Sep 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

by Beatriz Marie D. Cruz | September 3, 2023| Published by BusinessWorld | READ THE STORY HERE The Government needs to remove pass-through fuel cost clauses in power purchase agreements (PPAs) in order to lower electricity prices, an energy policy think tank said. “The automatic fuel cost pass-through provision is really what causes [...]

Congressional support sought to achieve 100 percent household electrification [Philstar]

2023-09-26T11:15:35+08:0030 Jul 2023|Tags: , , , , |

by Richmond Mercurio | July 29, 2023| Published by Philstar | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines — Congressional support will play a key role in achieving the country’s full household electrification target by 2028 or even earlier, according to the Department of Energy. State-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) has identified inadequate government [...]

ICSC: RE is variable and not intermittent, best fits the country’s energy needs

2023-05-16T06:31:44+08:0016 May 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, May 15, 2023 – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced in a virtual briefing yesterday that renewable energy (RE) projects will become operational soon in the Philippine grid, but their harmonization with the existing plan of the transmission system needs to be considered. “The influx of a lot of variable technologies [...]

Yellow alerts in Luzon grid possible starting April 24 – ICSC report

2023-04-18T11:51:03+08:0018 Apr 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The report entitled “Luzon Power Outlook: Reviewing the Adequacy of Power Supply for April to June 2023” examined the sufficiency of power supply in Luzon for the second quarter of this year based on the power demand forecasts presented by the Department of Energy (DOE) this March. The report came a year after ICSC warned of a possible shortfall in the country’s power supply in the second quarter of 2022, in time for the national elections. 

‘Move away from coal and transition to more RE sources’ [Radyo Agila]

2023-02-21T15:32:03+08:0019 Feb 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

In an interview on Radyo Agila’s Breakfast on Board last February 19, ICSC energy transition advisor Alberto Dalusung III talked about the urgent need for the country to move away from coal and transition to more renewable energy sources, leading to more affordable, reliable, and secure power. “Ang kailangan natin gawin ay palakihin [...]

‘PHL needs distributed energy infra built on ample supply of renewables’ [Washington Post]

2023-02-13T14:42:26+08:0025 Jan 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

In the Washington Post story entitled "Clean-energy push puts abandoned Philippine nuclear plant back in spotlight" by Rebecca Tan and Jhesset Enano, published on January 25, 2023, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) energy transition advisor Alberto Dalusung III said: "It is costly to ensure that nuclear plants are safely operated in the Philippines, which, [...]

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