Gatchalian asks DOE to explain delay in submission of new energy roadmap

Senator Win Gatchalian asked the Department of Energy (DOE) to explain the delay in submitting a new energy roadmap to Congress and urged the agency to do so promptly. The country’s Philippine Energy Plan (PEP), which extends up to 2050, seeks to increase the use of renewable energy and come up with an energy mix […]

Energy transition measure necessary amid coal phaseout call—Gatchalian

Senator Win Gatchalian has reiterated the call for an energy transition measure amid mounting calls for coal phaseout. “It’s important that we put in place as soon as possible an energy transition measure so that the coal phaseout, including its replacement, would be based on scientific optimization,” said Gatchalian, citing his Senate Bill No.157 or […]

Gatchalian calls for energy conservation measures amid National Energy Consciousness Month

Senator Win Gatchalian called on households and businesses to exercise prudence in their respective energy consumption during the festive holiday season, as the country experiences a surge in electricity usage.   “Let National Energy Consciousness Month serve as a reminder for all of us, not only during this month but throughout the year, about the […]

4Ps beneficiaries to enjoy electricity bill discounts in January 2024

Senator Win Gatchalian urged beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to register in the government’s lifeline electricity rate program to avail of discounts on their electricity bills.   “Pamaskong handog ito para sa mga kababayan nating sadyang hirap sa buhay. Palalawigin pa ng gobyerno ang subsidiya sa kuryente pagdating ng Enero 2024,” said […]

Gatchalian files bill seeking comprehensive nuclear energy regulation

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill seeking comprehensive nuclear energy regulation to ensure the safety and security of its potential use in the country.   Specifically, Senate Bill 2506, seeks to establish a national legal framework for the safe and peaceful use of nuclear energy and ionizing radiation. “If enacted into law, the bill […]

Gatchalian urges ERC to expedite rate reset of Meralco

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to expedite the reset of the power distribution rate for the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco).   The senator’s call followed remarks by former Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) chairperson Agnes Devanadera during a congressional inquiry that it was previously the practice for Meralco to cover the expenses […]

Gatchalian urges NGCP, TIEZA to ensure year-end compromise for sufficient power supply

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) to ensure that a compromise agreement to resolve a conflict relating to the construction of two transmission towers is finalized by year-end.     Gatchalian made the call upon learning that NGCP and TIEZA […]

Gatchalian says safety of nuclear energy must be prioritized

Senator Win Gatchalian said the government must ensure safety in the potential use of nuclear energy as the country takes a step closer towards the development of the energy source.   “The government has to ensure safety in the use of nuclear energy as a means of generating electricity. Safety should be paramount and there […]

Gatchalian expects consumers to benefit from reduction of NGCP’s proposed annual revenue

Senator Win Gatchalian expects power consumers to benefit from the Energy Regulatory Commission’s (ERC) decision to reduce the National Grid Corporation’s (NGCP) annual revenue to P36.7 billion, significantly lower than the maximum allowable revenue (MAR) of P43.789 billion collected from consumers from 2016 to 2020.   The difference of PHP 7.089 billion, equivalent to P35 […]