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Steag shutdown to weigh on Mindanao power grid

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/4 October) -- A two-hour daily rotating brownout will again hit this city and the neighboring areas for about a month...

Kidapawan bent on going to court to get power from geothermal plants

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 14 April) – Members of the city council here are bent on going to court if the National Power Corporation...

South Cotabato officials ‘open’ to nuke plant proposal

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 April) – South Cotabato officials are considering a proposal to establish a nuclear power plant in the province to help...

Gov’t urged to take over power barges

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 March) – Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño has proposed a government takeover of privatized power barges in Mindanao as an immediate...

Zambo business group airs concern over proposed power deal

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/21 March) – A business group has filed with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) a motion to intervene in the hearing relative...

MinDA seeks probe on power outages

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/11 March) -- The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has sought a congressional inquiry on the rotating daily power outages in the island,...

Cheap power in Mindanao coming to an end

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 December) -- For the longest time, Mindanao enjoyed the benefit of cheap electricity generated by the hydroelectric plants of the...

Steag not keen on acquiring Agus, Pulangi

MEDINA, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/17 May) — Steag State Power Inc. has so far not shown interest in the impending sale next month of the...

Maasim coal power project construction to start in 3Q

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 May) – After several misses, the Alcantara-led $450-million coal-fired power project would be constructed starting in the third quarter of...

Aboitiz coal-fired plant gets nod from barangay officials

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 Apr) – Aboitiz Power Corp.’s proposed 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant has gained the approval of Barangay Inawayan in Sta. Cruz town,...

More hydro plants to lower Mindanao power rates – FIBECO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/15 April) – Officials of the First Bukidnon Electric Cooperative (Fibeco) underscored the need to construct more hydro electric power...

Davao begins review of Aboitiz’s proposed P25B coal-fired power plant

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/2 March) – The Sangguniang Panlungsod will soon start review of the proposal by Aboitiz Power Corp. to build a P25-billion coal-fired...

Conal Holdings ‘close’ to signing contract with builder of 200mw coal plant

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/1 March) – The Alcantara-led Conal Holdings Corp. is on the end stages of the detailed design and engineering studies for...

Buseco to Bukidnon provincial board: ERC decides on power rates

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 February) – It’s the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), not the Sangguniang Panlalawigan that sets electricity rates, Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative general...

Aboitiz eyes 51-hectare area as site for coal-fired plant in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/9 Feb) – Aboitiz Power Corporation is eyeing a 51-hectare property spanning Binugao and Inayawan barangays in the boundary areas of Santa...

Hedcor eyes five more run-of-river hydro plants in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 February) -- The Aboitiz-owned Hydro-Electric Development Corporation (Hedcor) is eyeing five more run-of-river hydropower plants in at least three provinces in...

Ensure stable power supply in Mindanao, biz sector tells NEDA

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 January) – Basic infrastructures, including stable power supply, topped the concerns raised by participants from the business sector during the regional...

No takers yet on proposed Pulangi V hydro project

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/20 Jan) – There are no investors yet interested on the proposed Pulangi V hydroelectric power plant in southern Bukidnon and North...

Bukidnon electric coops want Pulangi IV

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/14 Jan) – At present they want the National Power Corporation and the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation to prioritize...

Bukidnon to NPC and PSALM: “Give us priority”

MALAYBALAY CITY (10 January/MindaNews) --  “Give us priority,” provincial officials and the electric power cooperatives asked the National Power Corporation and the Power Sector...

Cotelco giveth, Cotelco taketh away?

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/08 January) – For the Cotabato Electric Cooperative, giving a five-percent discount to their consumers who are senior citizens as required by law,...

Solar-powered condos in CDO draw Italian investors

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/04 January) – A posh condominium project which will be partly powered by solar energy and “green architecture” in uptown...

Kibawe's bio-ethanol plant: waiting for investors

VALENCIA CITY (MindaNews/ 28 November) -  Have investors backed out of the proposed bioethanol plant project in Kibawe town in southern Bukdinon? The plant was...

Greenpeace's 'Rainbow Warrior' docks in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 Nov) -- Rainbow Warrior, the vintage vessel of environmental activist Greenpeace, docked at the Makar Wharf here Friday morning as...

Oro power to get cheaper in 2011

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY  (MindaNews/14 November) -- The Cagayan de Oro Electric Power and Light Company (Cepalco) will cut power rates by an average...

Environment activists say coal-fired power plant is dirty technology

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 November)---Coal is neither cheap nor clean, environment activists today said in a gathering here of groups opposed to the plan of...

Solar-powered condo to rise in posh CDO subdivision

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/09 November) - Mindanao's first "green building" is being constructed in an uptown residential complex here. The 10-storey Primavera Condominiums inside...

Mining industry to raise power demand in Mindanao by 1,000MW

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 November)---Mindanao will be short of 1,000 megawatts more, on top of the projected 484-megawatt shortfall in 2014, if the power need...

Cepalco to pour more investments into solar power generation

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/26 October) - In Barangay Indahag of this port city, one can see row upon row of solar panels tilted...

Gov't still undecided on privatization of Mindanao's major hydropower complexes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 October) -- The government has remained non-committal on whether to push through with the privatization of Mindanao's major hydropower complexes as...

SouthCot power firm slashes rates

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/22 October) - Power consumers here and in nearby South Cotabato and Sarangani provinces are in for another relief in their...

Sering mad, Revilla sad on Mindanao's shift to non-renewable energy

MANILA (MindaNews/20 October) -- Climate Change Commissioner Lucille Sering is mad over proposals to set up a coal-fired power plant in her hometown...

No end in sight for higher power rates in Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/18 October) -- Higher power rates will likely continue to hound consumers with petroleum-based fuels getting more share of Mindanao's...

Kidapawan to lose 63% in real estate taxes due to EDC exemption

KIDAPAWAN City (MindaNews/14 Oct) -- Starting next year, the city government of Kidapawan will lose at least 63 percent in its real property taxes...

Mayor Duterte in quandary over coal-fired power plant

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 October) --- Mayor Sara Duterte hinted she might change her mind with regard to the proposal of a power firm to...

Higher power rates expected in Mindanao

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 October) -- The business sector has warned of higher power rates in Mindanao as it chided the Department of Energy...

Kidapawan mayor not keen on endorsing drilling of another geothermal well

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/10 October) -- Mayor Rodolfo Gantuangco is not keen on endorsing another drilling of a geothermal well at the geothermal field...

NGCP, TMI told to refund power consumers

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/08 October) - The Energy Regulatory Commission came out with a ruling on Tuesday denying the Ancillary Service Purchase Agreement...

GenSan biz group asks Palace to act on power outages

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 September)  – The business community here urged the national government to intervene in the operations of the National Power Corporation’s...

P-Noy considering nuclear energy to solve Mindanao’s power shortage

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 September)—President Benigno Aquino III is seriously studying the proposal of Mindanao businessmen to tap nuclear energy in solving the impending power...

Councilor warns higher power rates if Agus and Pulangui plants are privatized

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 September) -- A city councilor warned that the impending privatization of Agus and Pulangi hydropower plants will only drive up the...

Pulangi V proponents turn table on critics, opposition

MALAYBALAY, Bukidnon (MindaNews/18 September 2010) -- Proponents and critics of the proposed 300 mw Pulangi V hydroelectric power plant in southern Bukidnon and North...

Group builds micro-hydropower plant in T’boli village

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/17 September) – Some 300 mostly T’boli households in Lake Sebu town in South Cotabato are seen to benefit from a clean...

MinBizCon 2010 hit for focusing on investments prone to rights violations

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/16 Sept) -- The biggest alliance of environmentalists in the country has chided the Mindanao Business Conference (MinBizCon), which gathers...

9-hour power curtailment in 5 Mindanao provinces on Monday

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/11 September) – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) will implement on Monday a nine-hour power curtailment in five provinces...

Socoteco-II pushes energy-saving CFLs over incandescent bulbs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/2 Sept) -- Power utility South Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Socoteco)-II has launched the distribution of some 132,000 compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)...

NorthCot to collect P33.4M for hosting geothermal plants

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/29 August) --  Some P33.4 million from royalty tax for hosting the geothermal power plant of the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) within...

Electric coop to distribute CFLs in NoCot

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/12 Aug) – Some 83,000 energy-saving compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) will be distributed by the Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco) to its electricity...

ADB to support renewable energy projects in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/5 Aug) – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced today that it is willing to support energy projects for Mindanao to help...

Power, mining key to improving Mindanao’s economy – Dureza

HAGONOY, Davao del Sur (MindaNews/01 August) – Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) chair Sec. Jesus Dureza on Saturday said the development of power and mining...

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