Reducing the High Cost of Philippine Electricity

October 22nd, 2016 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

Reducing the High Cost of Philippine Electricity

After over 100 days, the DOE and the DU30 Administration has still no CONCRETE LONG-TERM PLAN and STRATEGY on HOW TO REDUCE ELECTRICITY COSTS – among the top 3 costliest power in ASIA if we include AUSTRALIA.

Yes you are right, the new SECRETARY of DOE has not yet developed, proposed and vetted to the public and stake holders their concrete short-term and long-term plan and strategy on how to reduce the country’s electricity costs.

All that can be heard are plans to expand RENEWABLE ENERGY technologies such as solar, wind, biomass, mini-hydro – most of which are too small a capacity and expensive compared to the current grid rate of 5-6 PhP/kWh provided mainly by the base load coal thermal, natural gas combined cycle gas turbine, geothermal, large hydro, and peak load oil thermal, diesel gensets and pumped hydro. More »

How the new President Duterte of the Philippines and its new DOE Secretary Cusi can reduce Philippine Electricity Cost – the most expensive power in Asia

May 23rd, 2016 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

How to reduce Philippine Electricity Cost – the most expensive power in Asia – to improve its competitiveness

On various occasions and public debates, there is a unified concern to lower Philippine electricity cost in order to improve the country’s competitiveness in order to attain inclusive economic growth.

However, reducing power costs, such as putting up more cheaper power plants like coal-fired power plants instead of expensive petroleum-based power plants and intermittent renewable energy power technologies have to be balanced with the need to reduce greenhouse gas (CO2), sulfur (SO2), NOX and particulate emission to mitigate climate change and air pollution. More »