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Magalong prioritizes preservation of Baguio ‘heirlooms’

Sep 20, 2019 - 10:48 AM

Here are the first-term mayor's plans for the Asin mini-hydropower plants, Burnham Park, Baguio City Market

MAYOR IN ACTION. First-term Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong shuts down a bar at Upper Session in his first week week in office in July 2019. Sourced photo

Thick mud hampers Laos dam rescue with hundreds still unaccounted for

Jul 28, 2018 - 5:41 PM

The exact number of dead and missing from the dam collapse remains a mystery because of the complexity of the rescue operation and the secretive reflexes of Laos's Communist authorities in the face of an unprecedented crisis.

AFTERMATH. An elderly woman carries a child while other residents displaced by massive flood waters from the collapsed dam seek shelter in Paksong town in Champasak province on July 25, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu / AFP

Laos PM says 131 missing from dam collapse as 26 bodies recovered

Jul 25, 2018 - 1:43 PM

(4th UPDATE) Questions begin to emerge over the collapse, with some of the displaced saying they were warned to evacuate homes only hours before disaster struck

DAM DISASTER. This handout photo taken on July 24, 2018 and received from Attapeu Today on July 25, 2018 shows residents on rooftops surrounded by floodwaters in Attapeu province after a dam collapsed on July 23. Handout/Attapeu Today/AFP

Hundreds missing in Laos after hydropower dam collapse

Jul 24, 2018 - 5:05 PM

(UPDATED) The accident releases 5 billion cubic meters of water – more than 2 million Olympic swimming pools

PH Competition Commission approves land, energy joint ventures

Feb 22, 2018 - 4:20 PM

These joint ventures include Ayala Land's partnership with Royal Asia Land to develop a 936-hectare property in Cavite, as well as the plan of Markham and Alternergy for hydropower projects in Ifugao

AboitizPower to install 500 MW of new power by 1st half of 2018

Dec 06, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The new capacity will come from the completion of several hydro and baseload power plants

HYDROPOWER. A look at the installed turbines and generators for the 68-MW Manolo Fortich (Bukidnon) hydro power plant of AboitizPower subsidiary Hedcor. Photo from AboitizPower.

6 Vietnamese workers killed by blast at Laos hydropower plant

Jul 29, 2017 - 7:30 PM

A construction worker says a gas cylinder suddenly erupted at the construction site of Nam Ngiep plant

Renewable energy posted record growth rate in 2015 – IRENA

Apr 08, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Renewable energy is now the preferred option for new power generation capacity around the world says the International Renewable Energy Agency

epa05071233 Project Manager Klaus Schrot checks the last solar panels before the opening of a new solar farm on a former firing range in Star Buchholz in Schwerin, Germany, 16 Decemeber 2015. The company PVStrom has installed almost 40,000 solar modules. The installation will thus generate more than 10,000 megawatt hours of solar power annually. EPA/JENS BUETTNER

Alsons Renewable to spend $650M for hydro, solar projects

Feb 22, 2016 - 5:08 PM

Alsons Renewable will construct a hydroelectric plant along the Siguil River in Maasim Sarangani

SHIFTING FOCUS. Alsons, which is expected to contribute 600 megawatts of capacity to Mindanao, is shifting its focus to renewable energy

Meralco partners with Repower Energy for hydropower plants

Dec 20, 2015 - 8:17 PM

Repower Energy Development Corporation has over 100 megawatts MW of mini hydropower projects in Quezon Camarines Sur Bukidnon and other provinces

NEW BREED. The Meralco-Repower Energy venture will avail of the feed-in-tariff (FIT) scheme, where the rate is guaranteed by the government for 20 years at P5.9 ($0.12) per kilowatt hour

3-4 hours rotational blackouts in Davao City until August 2

Jul 31, 2015 - 2:25 PM

While the Davao Light and Power Company posts a schedule until Sunday August 2 it cannot project until when the periodic power outages will persist

Davao Light extends rotational blackouts to 2 hours

Jul 21, 2015 - 9:51 PM

An official of the Davao Light and Power Company says the firm is not sure until when the power shortage will last

Cagayan de Oro suffers from rotational blackouts

Apr 16, 2015 - 11:07 AM

The load shedding program is strictly implemented as Mindanao power situation worsens and businesses are ailing in such dire situation

Lucio Co renewable energy firm starts operations

Mar 06, 2015 - 6:03 PM

Controlled by one of the Filipinos listed in Forbes’ richest the 12MW biomass facility commences phase 1 of its operations on March 6

SN Aboitiz Power Group develops hydropower complex in Ifugao

Aug 08, 2014 - 5:12 PM

The planned 350 MW power facility marks the company’s first major project under its Greenfield Development Program

DA intensifies cloud seeding ops to fight drought

May 31, 2014 - 12:02 PM

The department will conduct operations in Mindanao to induce rain

DREADED DROUGHT. Rice farmers are among the most vulnerable to the impacts of the impending El Niño

Bhutan, world's last TV holdout, now at tech vanguard: PM

Feb 23, 2014 - 1:37 PM

Bhutan s decision to make itself the poster boy for electric transport is further proof of its willingness to embrace technology as part of its unique Gross National Happiness development model

ECOCAR. Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay (2nd L), watched by Nissan Motor Corporation chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn (L), plugs in a receptacle to charge the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle in Thimphu on February 21, 2014. Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

Ifugao hydropower plant to help save rice terraces

Jan 14, 2014 - 9:02 PM

The P400 million project funded by a grant from JICA is expected to be completed in 2015 and will help fund the rehabilitation of the Ifugao Rice Terraces

HERITAGE TREASURE. The historic Ifugao rice terraces will get a little help from green technology

Palawan aims for a 100% renewable energy future

Oct 23, 2013 - 1:57 PM

The last ecological frontier hopes to attract more renewable energy investors even as an opposed coal plant is in the works

GOING FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY. Palaweños gather to lend their support to the Palawan provincial government's 100% renewable energy plan. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

A Brown to build hydro plant in Surigao del Sur

Jul 07, 2013 - 11:06 PM

A unit of A Brown Co Inc signed a contract with government for the construction of a 25 MW hydropower plant that will help boost power supply in Surigao del Sur

PH gets P440-M JICA grants for power projects

May 01, 2013 - 1:09 PM

Two mini hydropower plants will constructed in Ifugao and Isabela

AboitizPower unit in deal for Visayas hydro project

Apr 19, 2013 - 6:30 PM

AboitizPower subsidiary Hedcor formalizes an agreement with Negros Oriental officials for the planned 22 MW Mabinay Manjuyod Hydropower project

AGREED. Negros Oriental governor Roel Degamo with officials from Hedcor.

Diesel-fired power plants underutilized in Mindanao

Apr 12, 2013 - 6:48 PM

PCCI suggests that diesel fired power plants be made baseload generators to augment the power supply in Mindanao

POWER COSTS. A worker repairs power lines in Iligan. Residents in Mindanao need to cough up more cash to get stable electricity supply. RAPPLER/John Javellana

Longer brownouts in Mindanao this summer

Feb 27, 2013 - 2:02 PM

A study by think tank PIDS says a repeat of the 2010 Mindanao power crisis is likely in summer because there s no new power capacity in the region

POWER CRISIS. The Aquino administration vows to find solutions to the Mindanao power shortage and put into place sustainable supply in the region

INFOGRAPHIC: Top power players in the Philippines

Jan 16, 2013 - 4:41 PM

San Miguel leads the biggest privately controlled power producers in the country

Angat aqueduct: rare success in China-funded infra projects in PH

Jul 16, 2012 - 2:03 PM

Amid sea disputes and after the controversial ZTE and Northrail projects the Philippines and China are working together on a water infrastructure project which involves the firm behind the world s biggest hydropower project

Gov't to limit renewable energy supply to avoid boom-bust

Jul 11, 2012 - 8:38 PM

The government will limit the installation targets per technology an industry lingo for the supply from each renewable source like solar ocean wind biomass and hydropower that are partly paid through a tariff passed on to consumers

Aboitiz to build new hydropower facilities in Bukidnon

May 24, 2012 - 9:35 AM

Aboitiz unit Hedcor will construct two run of river hydroelectric plants that will help boost power supply in Mindanao

No quick fixes to Mindanao power problem - Aquino

Mar 26, 2012 - 8:58 PM

President Aquino says there are no quick fixes to the power supply problem in Mindanao which was caused by 30 years of neglect by previous administrations