Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Duterte administration to be more aggressive in its pursuit of energy self-sufficiency by launching a "Drill, Drill, Drill" program to explore and develop the country’s untapped oil and natural gas resources.
The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill creating a world-class think tank meant to bridge research and policy gaps in the Philippine energy sector, in hopes of fostering greater energy security, sustainability, and affordability in the country.
Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to make full use of the new Electric Cooperatives Emergency and Resiliency Fund (ECERF) to jump-start efforts to normalize the power supply in provinces ravaged by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut).
Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to activate the Electric Cooperatives Emergency and Resiliency Fund (ECERF) to provide aid to electric coops and power consumers adversely affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (international name: Typhoon Mangkhut).
Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the passage of legislation authorizing the use of the ₱207-billion Malampaya Fund to pay off the stranded contract costs and stranded debt of the National Power Corporation (Napocor), which he said would provide consumer savings for Filipino households on the monthly electricity bill.
Senator Win Gatchalian is calling for the swift implementation of energy sector reforms amid growing consumer uproar over high electricity rates in the country.
Senator Win Gatchalian wants to infuse new technology into the efforts to achieve 100-percent electrification in rural areas of the Philippines, especially in isolated islands and other remote areas.
The Senate Committee on Energy is studying the possibility of using the ₱204 billion Malampaya Fund to reduce the universal charge (UC) paid by end-consumers on their monthly electricity bills, which could result in household savings as high as ₱2,033.76 annually.
Senator Win Gatchalian lauded the signing into law of a measure which will strengthen resiliency among electric cooperatives by institutionalizing government support and financial assistance during times of disaster.