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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Profiting from outages

2022-03-28T16:37:43+08:0026 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Windfall earnings from spot market spikes go to a blessed few, while the public chafes under rising electric bills. by Atty. Pedro Maniego Jr. | March 26, 2022 | Published by BusinessMirror | READ THE STORY HERE POOR Filipinos. On top of their suffering from the pandemic, they have to cope with ever-increasing electricity prices. [...]

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 [...]

Who is profiting from the power outages?

2021-09-10T11:09:02+08:0004 Sep 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Alberto Dalusung III and Jephraim Manansala | September 4, 2021 | Published by BusinessMirror | READ THE STORY HERE Power outages are back with a vengeance. Those of us in Luzon remember the rotating brownouts from May 31 to June 1. More recently, there was a blackout that affected the whole of Eastern Visayas, [...]

Renewables, flexible generation key to power sector modernization – experts

2021-06-08T18:01:58+08:0008 Jun 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 8 June 2021 -- Energy policy experts pointed to renewable energy — mixed with demand side management, system reliability, and flexible generation — as the best way to address the immediate and long term implications of the current power crisis, leading to more investments, jobs, energy security, and a just economic recovery amid [...]

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, [...]