Energy
by Win Gatchalian on June, 14, 2021

More investments in renewable energy needed

To encourage large power consumers to invest in the electricity sector and develop the use of indigenous and renewable energy (RE) resources, Senator Win Gatchalian proposed the removal of the 100 kilowatt size limit in the installation of power generation facilities under the net metering program through Senate Bill No. 2219.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on June, 8, 2021

Lifting of IPO requirement on gencos to lure more market players

To lure more companies to engage in the generation of electricity in the country, Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking the lifting of the public offering requirement provision in the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 or the EPIRA law.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on June, 3, 2021

Senate probe sought on electricity supply shortage in Luzon

Senator Win Gatchalian moved for the conduct of inquiry in the Senate on the recent spate of rotational brownouts in Luzon in the hope of providing a long-term solution to electricity supply shortages especially during the summer season.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on May, 31, 2021

Demand for EVs to gain momentum with law in place soon

Consumer demand for electric vehicles (EVs) in the country is likely to perk up especially as it will be proven to be more affordable in the long run than the traditional gas-powered ones and transform the entire automotive industry once the proposed Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations Act is enacted into law, Senator Win Gatchalian said.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on May, 21, 2021

DOE compelled to divulge plans on Malampaya operations

Senator Win Gatchalian compelled the Department of Energy (DOE) to divulge its plans and programs on Malampaya in light of the divestment of its operator Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (SPEX) and the nearing expiration of Petroleum Service Contract (SC) No. 38 or the Malampaya deep water gas-to-power project to ensure the future of its operations and the continuous supply of energy in the country.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on May, 19, 2021

LNG infrastructure to replace Malampaya gas field

A landmark energy legislation that will increase the country’s supply of natural gas from liquefied natural gas (LNG) sources and avert possible energy security crisis from happening when operations of the Malampaya gas field project close for good in the near future has been placed for floor debates in the Senate.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on April, 22, 2021

To ERC, DOE: Probe unplanned outages of some power plants

Senator Win Gatchalian called on the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and the Department of Energy (DOE) to look into the reported unplanned outages of some power plants in Luzon that recently triggered a spike in consumers’ electricity bills.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on April, 15, 2021

Proper waste management needed amid COVID-19 pandemic

The accumulation of household wastes as a result of the lockdowns, including medical wastes, has given rise to the need for proper waste management and other solid waste management treatment facilities to include waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities as an appropriate waste management strategy, said Senator Win Gatchalian, adding that the Department of Health (DOH) requires medical wastes to undergo waste treatment before being hauled to disposal facilities.

Energy
by Win Gatchalian on April, 13, 2021

To energy sector: Ensure no brownouts amid COVID-19 crisis response

Senator Win Gatchalian called on energy sector agencies and other stakeholders to ensure uninterrupted and reliable power supply while strict home quarantine is called to be observed in all households and while the government rolls out its COVID-19 vaccination program.

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