Philippine Renewable Energy News Bulletin 4 – September 19, 2009

September 20th, 2009 18 Comments   Posted in renewable energy

Philippine Renewable Energy News Bulletin 4 – September 19, 2009

The recent passage of the Philippine Renewable Energy (RE) Law and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) now clearly defines the legal and regulatory framework for renewable energy investment in the Philippines.  After almost a long 10 year wait, this important piece of legislation has passed deliberations in both chambers of the Philippine Congress and Senate and was signed into law by President Gloria.

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Philippine Renewable Energy News Bulletin 3 – September 19, 2009

September 20th, 2009 1 Comment   Posted in renewable energy

Philippine Renewable Energy News Bulletin 3 – September 19, 2009

The passage of the Philippine Renewable Energy (RE) Law and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) is expected to promote the development of the renewable energy industry in the Philippines.  After almost a long 10 year wait, this important piece of legislation has passed deliberations in both chambers of the Philippine Congress and Senate and was signed into law by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

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Philippine Oil Pump Price Bulletin 20 – September 15, 2009 – oil price reduction of P0.25/liter

September 15th, 2009 1 Comment   Posted in oil and gas, oil pump prices

Philippine Oil Pump Price Bulletin 20 – September 15, 2009 – oil price reduction of P0.25/liter

“Shell, Petron roll back diesel by 25 cents” is the title of Philippine Star Tuesday’s issue of 15 September 2009 written by Ms. Donnabelle Gatdula.  Pilipinas Shell, Petron Corp., Chevron/Caltex, Phoenix Phil. and Seaoil Phil. yesterday reduced prices of petroleum products by P0.25 per liter.  Shell explained the latest price adjustment reflects the decline in the international product prices.
These reductions are on top of last week’s reduction of P0.50/liter for gasoline and P1.00/liter for diesel and kerosene implemented earlier.  As is the normal current practice in the Philippines, oil companies implement weekly price adjustments to reflect previous week’s average price of Dubai crude for the oil refiners and MOPS for the oil importers, as well as foreign exchange movements.

Based on the DOE’s oil price monitoring, international rates decreased last week by $4 per barrel for gasoline and $3 per barrel for diesel because of slowdown in demand in the US, the world’s biggest oil consumer, after the end of its summer driving season. More »

Sample data for calculating the levelized cost of energy and electricity

SAMPLE DATA FOR CALCULATING THE LEVELIZED COST OF ENERGY AND ELECTRICITY

Your favorite energy technology expert presents sample data for calculating the levelized cost of energy and electricity which could be applied on the NREL formula or implemented in a detailed project finance model.

The input data are summarized below. More »

Philippine Oil Pump Price Bulletin 19 – September 8, 2009

September 9th, 2009 4 Comments   Posted in oil and gas, oil pump prices

Philippine Oil Pump Price Bulletin 19 – September 8, 2009

“Oil firms raise LPG price” is the title of Philippine Star Tuesday’s issue of 8 September 2009 written by Ms. Donnabelle Gatdula. Philipinas Shell and Petron Corp. raised the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or cooking gas by P1.45 per kilogram. Shell said the recent price adjustment on LPG was carried out to reflect international contract prices on the local front. More »

How to calculate overall thermal efficiency of combined cycle power plants – a sample CCGT presented

How to calculate overall thermal efficiency of combined cycle power plants – a sample CCGT presented

Calculating or predicting the overall performance of a combined cycle power plant, specifically a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant is sometimes difficult for most design engineers. Your favorite energy technology expert again comes to the rescue – Engineer Marcial T. Ocampo – has derived the following equation to guide the design engineer and project finance modeler or business development engineer in predicting the overall thermal efficiency of the combined cycle. More »