Short-Term and Long-Term Solution to the Mindanao Power Crisis

March 29th, 2013 1 Comment   Posted in optimal load dispatch

 Short-Term and Long-Term Solution to the Mindanao Power Crisis

Mindanao needs temporarily for the next 5 years turbo-charged high-efficiency diesel genset units (4 x 50mw) in a power barge configuration. While it may appear expensive on a per kwh basis, it is operated only when there is a power deficiency, and its cost will be due to capacity fees (to recover capital costs for its 5-year deployment), operating & maintenance fees (to recover manpower, spare parts and admin fees) and fuel costs (pass thru fuel conversion costs). More »

Face-saving Measures to End Sabah Stand-off Needed

March 9th, 2013 2 Comments   Posted in Sabah Claim

Face-saving Measures to End Sabah Stand-off Needed

The problem with Sultan Kiram is he is acting alone, then expects the Philippine gov’t to bail him out of this problem, holding everyone hostage, to make the face-saving measures.

At this point, the only viable face-saving activities are: More »