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Power grid operator NGCP billed consumers P2.6B worth of CSR, PR expenses

As the sole public utility in charge of power transmission lines, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is mandated to ensure the reliability of the country’s electricity supply. So when a government representative found that it had included corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in its operating expenses, she sought an explanation. “Are CSR...


‘Green lanes’ directive seen to speed up $1.2-B floating solar project

SunAsia Energy Inc. and its partner and investor Blueleaf Macquarie Capital have been recognized as the first beneficiary of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s Executive Order No.18 “constituting green lanes for strategic investments.”  At the ceremonial launch of the green lanes attended by the President and held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila last July 13, the...


Contract awarded for world’s largest floating solar project

The government has awarded to SunAsia Energy Inc. and Blueleaf Energy the contract to build and operate the world’s largest floating solar project in the Philippines. The project has a cumulative capacity of over 750 megawatts (MW).  The move is viewed as a milestone in the Philippine energy sector, with the Department of Energy (DoE)...


Nuclear power: Energy agency wants objective study by independent party

(Last of two parts) President Marcos Jr. is all for the idea of reviving the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), but the Department of Energy (DoE) is leaving no stone unturned to ensure the safety, if at all possible, of the controversial facility that has been lying dormant for nearly 40 years.  Weeks after Mr....


Nuclear power: Rehab of Bataan plant pushed in big way

(First of two parts) President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. appears intent on getting the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) going before he steps down in June 2028, in what critics say could be yet another project to airbrush his father’s legacy.      The nuclear power plant in the province of Bataan west of Manila was built...