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Co-ops push for more renewable energy sources in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 April) – Mindanao should tap more renewable energy sources like hydropower plants, a group of cooperatives said amid the increasing number of coal-fired power plants in the island. In a position paper emailed on Thursday, the One-Mindanao Energy Cooperatives (One-MIECOOP) said renewable energy should remain as the long-term dominant source of power in […]

SPMC coal plant’s second 150-MW in Malita operational next month

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 26 October) – The second unit of the 300-MW coal-fired power plant of the San Miguel Power Corporation in Malita, Davao Occidental will start operation next month, an official of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said. Engr. Glen Resston, OIC progam officer of MinDA’s Mindanao Power Development Program told reporters during the Energy […]

COMMENTARY: Déjà vu: A Solution to the Philippines’ Looming Power Supply Crisis

By Robert Bagatsing The Philippines has achieved impressive economic growth numbers in recent years, and has further reinforced its status as one of the major economies of Asia. Now, the country finds itself amidst a power crisis that may portend a pronounced economic slowdown. In spite of the slow global economic growth, the Philippines remained […]