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China-made power plant performs badly

May 5, 2014

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) May 5, 2014     Power reserves for the Luzon grid may end up in the worrisome single digit at peak if the American owners of a brand new power plant made in China are forced to shut it down for repairs. The newest major power […]


Categories: Boo Chanco / EPIRA / Meralco / Opinion / Uncategorized


Meralco cautions gov’t on feed-in tariff plan

September 25, 2012

Manila Electric Co., the country’s biggest power distributor, has cautioned the government regarding the imposition of the feed-in-tariff allowance (FIT-ALL) on consumers as this might have a significant impact on electricity bills. In a commentary sent by Meralco to the Energy Regulatory Commission, the distribution utility pointed out, in particular, the proposed guidelines for the […]


Categories: FIT / Meralco / News / Renewable Energy

Gov’t Urged to Defer Renewable Energy Projects

August 12, 2011

Meralco says generation costs very high for solar By: Amy R. Remo Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), the country’s biggest power distributor, has suggested to the Aquino administration not to rush the installation of expensive renewable energy facilities and the imposition of the corresponding rates and charges so as not to further burden consumers with higher electricity prices.


Categories: FIT / Meralco / News / Renewable Energy

MERALCO Warns of Rate Hikes with RE’S Feed-in-Tariff

August 9, 2011

By MYRNA M. VELASCO August 4, 2011, 3:42am MANILA, Philippines — As public hearings on the feed-in-tariff (FIT) for renewable energy technologies formally kicked off, power utility giant Manila Electric Company (Meralco) also started raising alarm bells that this will result in higher rates to be billed to its customers.


Categories: Meralco / News / Renewable Energy