MediaWise launches On the Marc...

Sep 18, 2018 by

Media Wise Communications, Inc./Muse Books, producer and publisher of On the March – The Jesuits in the Philippines Since the Restoration, is launching the coffee table book on Saturday, Sept. 29, 4 p.m., at the lobby of the Arete of Ateneo de Manila University along Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City. Jesuit priests and other guests will grace the event.

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Mindanao Consumers paying too ...

Sep 17, 2018 by

Consumers in Mindanao who are supplied by coal power plants have been paying too much for their electricity. The reason is that distribution utility companies (electric cooperatives and investor-owned DU’s) have been imprudent in contracting for power supply from coal power plants. For instance, MORESCO2 in Northern Mindanao paid probably the highest rate of around P21.00 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for their loads in excess of the base load requirements in July 2018. That’s because MORESCO2 used power from the FDC Misamis coal plant to supply their intermediate and peaking loads. (This is termed “above-baseload” power supply in the simulation. Please refer to the Table: Cost of Coal Power Supplied to MORESCO 2 Consumers, July 2018).

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Forum seeks answers to rise in...

Sep 14, 2018 by

A forum on the Mindanao Power Situation has been scheduled this week to shed light on the unprecedented rise in the prices of electricity in Northern Mindanao, especially in the franchise area of the Cagayan Electric Power and Light Co. (CEPALCO) which covers Cagayan de Oro City and the municipalities of Tagoloan, Villanueva and Jasaan, Misamis Oriental.

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Rx for Global Competitiveness ...

Sep 14, 2018 by

Solar power may now appear to be more expensive per kilowatt hour. However, when used properly, it is much cheaper than electricity from coal fired power plants and can be used to reduce rising electricity rates in Northern Mindanao. The Mindanao Coalition of Power Consumers (MCPC) and their allies have been advocating the construction of solar PV plants in Mindanao since 2011 but so far the power industry has failed to exploit this resource to curb the rising costs of electricity in the island.

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Electricity Rates in Northern ...

Sep 13, 2018 by

Have you noticed an unusual increase in your electricity bills lately? That’s because over the last four years, electricity rates in Northern Mindanao have been climbing, to as much as nearly 50 percent for its largest distribution utility.

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