SONA 2022: ICSC responds to President Marcos, Jr.’s energy roadmap

2022-07-26T12:13:08+08:0026 Jul 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Reiterates calls for renewable energy push, abolition of pasa-load, reduction of power cost, and increase in power supply QUEZON CITY, 26 July 2022 – Reacting to President Marcos, Jr.’s pronouncements in his first State of the Nation Address citing cheap and reliable energy as a fundamental requirement for economic growth, ICSC Senior Policy [...]

ICSC: Outages on Luzon grid show need for flexible, distributed energy

2022-07-07T15:02:13+08:0023 Jun 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Angelica Y. Yang/Philstar.com | June 22, 2022 | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines — Problems with power supply on the Luzon grid, which was placed on red alert and saw power outages last Saturday — highlight the need for flexible and distributed power system that is not dependent on large centralized power plants, [...]

Red alert status affirms urgent need for flexible, distributed power generation

2022-06-22T10:20:50+08:0022 Jun 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, June 22, 2022 – Manila-based climate and energy policy group Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) reiterated the urgent need for flexible and distributed power generation in the Philippine power system as the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) raised a red alert status over the Luzon grid on Saturday, affecting over [...]

Outages likely during elections, says group

2022-05-12T12:48:14+08:0029 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Alena Mae S. Flores | April 29, 2022 | Published by Manila Standard | READ THE STORY HERE Despite government assurances to the contrary, rotating brownouts are likely during and after the national elections on May 9, a climate and energy policy group said Thursday. The group, the Institute for Climate and [...]

Power outages still possible during, after May 9 elections

2022-05-12T11:44:22+08:0028 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Experts echo initial call to urgently eliminate “pasa load” in electric bills QUEZON CITY, 28 April 2022 – Rotating brownouts are still likely to happen during and after the national elections on May 9, according to the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), as forced shutdowns of baseload coal power plants continue [...]

Group warns anew of power outages during elections amid coal plant shutdowns

2022-05-12T12:25:02+08:0028 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Angelica Y. Yang | April 28, 2022| Published by Philstar.com | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines — Manila-based policy group Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) stood by its power outlook for the 2022 elections, warning anew that power interruptions may take place during and after polls as baseload coal-fired power plants [...]

[EDITORIAL] We need assurance of stable power supply on election day

2022-04-12T14:48:54+08:0008 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

by MANILA BULLETIN | April 8, 2022 | READ THE STORY HERE Every election cycle, voters and groups are up in arms to raise concerns about our country’s power supply. They fear that fraud, hacking, or cheating may happen if there will be a shortage in electricity during the May 9 national elections. And in [...]

Experts to next admin: Abolish ‘pasa-load subsidy’ of power companies

2022-03-30T19:20:49+08:0030 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Electoral bets challenged to prioritize affordable, reliable, secure power QUEZON CITY, 30 March 2022 – Entering the final month before the May 9 elections, energy policy experts called on candidates running for national posts to make the energy transition central to their infrastructure agenda. The experts called for the immediate removal of the [...]

Power supply for elections, rest of Q2 2022 in critical state – ICSC report

2022-03-07T17:50:49+08:0008 Feb 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 8 February 2022 – A climate and energy policy group predicts an electricity shortfall across the Luzon grid this summer, especially during the weeks leading up to and immediately after the coming elections this May, in a new report released today. The report by the Institute of Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), entitled [...]