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Napocor to help resolve Camotes Islands' power woes

Dec 28, 2019 - 8:22 PM

The problems in power distribution are due to outdated facilities in the islands off mainland Cebu

Napocor awards contracts for projects in Mimaropa, Catanduanes

Aug 25, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The contracts amount to a total of P1.286 billion

Electricity restored in 4 provinces hit by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Only one power plant in Apayao is down, says Napocor

Photo from Cagayan Provincial Information Office

Napocor asked to open Agus 1 gates, ease flooding in Lanao del Sur

Dec 22, 2017 - 1:14 PM

The Agus 1 hydroelectric power plant controls the flow of water from Lake Lanao to Agus River, which flows through provinces in Lanao Del Sur and Lanao Del Norte

MASSIVE FLOODING. Parts of Bubong town in Lanao Del Sur are submerged in floodwaters. Photo courtesy of ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong

SC affirms ruling vs P8.5-B back pay for Napocor employees

Oct 18, 2017 - 12:06 PM

The Supreme Court says the National Power Corporation employees failed to raise new issues that could convince it to reverse its ruling

NEXT SC JUSTICE. The JBC holds interviews to screen applicants for the post of Supreme Court associate justice. Photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

World-famous island in Bohol gets 24-hour electricity supply

Sep 05, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Balicasag an island in Bohol province famous for diving snorkelling and whale and dolphin watching used to have power only from 6 pm to 11 pm

DIVING DESTINATION. Aerial shot of Balicasag Island, located off the western coast of Panglao Island in Bohol. Photo courtesy of Philippine Coast Guard-Panglao

PSALM seeks to impose additional universal charge on electricity users

Jul 09, 2017 - 9:55 PM

State run PSALM requests regulatory approval to pass on to consumers the National Power Corporation s P3 7 billion debt

UNIVERSAL CHARGE. PSALM has sought an approval from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to collect P0.0429 per kilowatt hour (kWh) for one year. Rappler file photo

COA to Napocor: Return P29.7M in health allowances

Mar 08, 2017 - 7:50 PM

The Commission on Audit junks the appeal of the National Power Corporation and reiterates that the unauthorized perks for employees must be returned

News Briefs: February 16, 2017

Feb 16, 2017 - 8:17 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Thursday February 16

News Briefs: February 13, 2017

Feb 13, 2017 - 11:43 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday February 13

DMCI Power building new Palawan plant

Aug 16, 2016 - 12:28 PM

As of June 2016 only 5 400 of the 7 263 households in the municipality of Aborlan where the plant will be built have electricity connections

ELECTRICITY WOES. Aborlan is a first class municipality located 69 kilometers south of Puerto Princesa City. Its population is estimated at over 32,000. File photo by Rappler

Why revive the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant?

Jan 10, 2016 - 10:57 AM

Pro nuclear energy advocates say reviving the mothballed plant is a cheaper alternative

The facade of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant in Morong. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Angat dam to release excess water

Dec 17, 2015 - 5:26 AM

It is not expected to cause flooding but areas along the river are advised to be alert

COA absolves NAPOCOR of paying claims to power firm

Jun 11, 2015 - 12:36 PM

State auditors declare ‘null and void’ the compromise deal between the National Power Corporation and Binga Hydroelectric Plant Incorporated

Meralco rates down in May

May 08, 2015 - 3:25 PM

Electricity bills go down by P0 70 per kilowatt hour due to lower generation charge – the bulk of your Meralco bill

Easter Sunday Mindanao blackout due to corroding insulator

Apr 17, 2015 - 6:50 PM

The National Transmission Corporation says in its initial report submitted to DOE that a ‘corroded suspension insulation shank’ caused the transmission line to fall and hit other line conductors and tower parts

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

Gov’t rules out sabotage in Easter Sunday Mindanao blackout

Apr 06, 2015 - 6:53 PM

The Department of Energy forms a team to investigate what happened

Korean firm to test wind power tower in PH

Mar 11, 2015 - 2:26 PM

ODIN Energy is spending over 2 million an alternative investment to the high cost of diesel powered electricity in off grid areas in the country

AirAsia plane search, China blocks Gmail, tropical storm Seniang | The wRap

Dec 30, 2014 - 9:05 PM

Search teams recover 40 bodies of Air Asia passengers from the sea China blocks all access to Gmail Landslides and floods from Tropical storm Seniang kill at least 30 in the Philippines

NAPOCOR seeks power rate hike

Dec 30, 2014 - 4:25 PM

The state run power firm has filed an application with the Energy Regulatory Commission requesting a rate increase for recovery cost adjustments

Angat rainforest park spotlights biodiversity hotspot

Dec 20, 2014 - 11:24 PM

The National Power Corporation launches the Angat Rainforest and Ecological Park which is seen to raise public awareness on preserving and protecting the watershed

RAINFOREST PARK. The Angat Rainforest and Ecological Park will raise public awareness on the importance of preserving and protecting a biodiversity hotspot. Photo from the National Power Corporation

Meralco to heed CA’s order on P5B refund

Dec 19, 2014 - 6:08 PM

The utility firm says the appellate court’s order is a ‘welcome relief’ to its consumers

CA orders Meralco to refund P5B to customers

Dec 18, 2014 - 6:07 PM

The Court of Appeals requires the utility firm to refund consumers for the transmission line costs they were forced to pay

Gov't rejects labor suit dues, warns vs power rate hikes

Dec 04, 2014 - 6:12 PM

Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima says that the beneficiaries of the P60 2 billion in back wages were mostly rehired after their termination anyway

Gov’t to earn $3.2B from power gen privatization

Nov 03, 2014 - 8:00 AM

About 1600 megawatts of power generation capacity are up for privatization the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation says

Electricity rates to go up P0.5143/kWh due to PSALM suit

Sep 03, 2014 - 3:14 PM

PSALM warns of a hike in the universal charge if it is forced to settle over P60 B in damages from a suit filed by former employees

Angat Dam water level rises, still critical

Jul 18, 2014 - 2:59 PM

The dam is still in need of 2 491 mm of rainfall to reach the minimum high of 210 meters above sea level

Smaller dam to irrigate Bulacan, Pampanga crop fields –NIA

May 13, 2014 - 3:09 PM

The Bustos Dam can supply water to irrigate the remaining rice fields in Bulacan and Pampanga amid low levels of the Angat Dam

Photo courtesy of PPP Center

PSALM avoids losses by keeping plant offline during Malampaya shutdown

Jan 22, 2014 - 10:14 PM

PSALM has been hit for not using the Malaya plant – a move critics said would have mitigated price spikes at WESM

SAVING A BILLION. PSALM reportedly avoided as much as P1 billion in losses by keeping the Malaya plant offline during the Malampaya shutdown. File Photo from AFP.

Japan Coast Guard eases Iloilo oil spill cleanup

Dec 22, 2013 - 5:16 PM

Cleanup operations have sped up but workers appeal for additional protective gear – the overall suits last for only 3 days

Photo by Julie Ann Mae Silvederio

Fisherfolk ask DOJ to probe Napocor over Iloilo oil spill

Dec 18, 2013 - 9:53 PM

The failure of state run Napocor to undertake cleanup operations within reasonable time since November 8 is considered environmental negligence

PSALM offers P2M to Estancia families after oil spill

Nov 27, 2013 - 5:46 PM

PSALM offers financial help to the families in Estancia hit hard by Typhoon Yolanda and an oil spill caused by a barge it owns

RAN AGROUND. Power Barge 103 and its aftereffects on Estancia in Iloilo. Photo by Jonathan Jurilla

DOH: Air pollution in Iloilo oil spill site at critical level

Nov 27, 2013 - 8:00 AM

The health secretary calls for the urgent relocation of more than 1 000 families from Barangay Botongon in Estancia town

OIL AND WATER. The shoreline of Estancia is covered in oil. All photos by Jonathan Jurilla

In Estancia, Yolanda came with an oil spill

Nov 24, 2013 - 1:19 PM

During the super storm s onslaught a Napocor barge rammed into a village destroying houses maybe killing residents and causing an oil spill

Angat Dam releases excess water

Nov 10, 2013 - 1:25 PM

This is to maintain the reservoir elevation to a more manageable level and provide additional storage capacity Napocor says

Presidential power over Malampaya billions

Sep 21, 2013 - 9:30 AM

Only the president can decide how to use these funds Will the Supreme Court change this?

'Nuclear power to lower electricity costs'

Jun 04, 2013 - 4:15 AM

Nuclear power advocates downplay renewable energy as a cheap and reliable source of electricity

NUCLEAR ENERGY. The mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant was designed to generate 620 MW of power. Photo by Rappler/Lean Santos

Govt urged to act on $1-B Bataan nuclear plant rehab

Jun 02, 2013 - 9:41 AM

The 620 megawatt facility will help with the power supply requirement of the country according to an official of the state power firm

MOTHBALLED. The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), constructed in 1984, remains idle after 29 years. Photo by Lean Santos/Rappler

Napocor wins investment grade from Fitch

Apr 03, 2013 - 4:56 PM

Fitch ups Napocor credit rating to BBB similar to the investment grade rating of the Philippines

Image obtained from Napocor's 2011 Annual report