Senator Win Gatchalian is looking to craft comprehensive legislation to develop the local natural gas industry as the country braces for the impending end of the Malampaya Gas-to-Power Project.
Senator Win Gatchalian urged the government to prepare ahead in the event that crude prices will reach the USD $100 per barrel threshold in the global market.
Senator Win Gatchalian said the Philippines has a lot to learn from more advanced countries with respect to the development of nuclear technology as a national power resource.
In light of the upcoming expiration of the franchise of the Malampaya gas field in 2024, the Senate Committee on Energy is set to hold a hearing with the aim of establishing a stronger legal framework to develop and regulate the country's downstream natural gas sector.
Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Aklan Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AKELCO) to invoke force majeure to avoid passing on extra power charges to its consumers during the impending six-month closure of Boracay Island.
Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the Senate to review the government's electrification program, with the aim of assessing existing strategies in closing the gap in the number of households across the country that still doesn’t have power.
The Senate and House of Representatives have ratified the final reconciled version of a measure that would provide government funding for emergency and resiliency initiatives of 122 electric cooperatives providing power to tens of millions of Filipinos nationwide.
Senator Win Gatchalian has assured the public that no massive brownouts would happen this summer following the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) recently issued by the Court of Appeals (CA) against the suspension of four commissioners of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).