Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to expedite the reset of the power distribution rate for the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco).
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.
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.
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.
Senator Win Gatchalian is confident consumers will enjoy lower power transmission fees as the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is set to complete a review of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines’ (NGCP) performance and operation from 2016 to 2020.
Senator Win Gatchalian commended the Department of Energy’s launch of the competitive selection process (CSP) for microgrid systems providers (MGSP), making a substantial leap towards full electrification across the nation.
Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Energy (DOE) and distribution utilities, such as Meralco, to ensure a steady flow of electricity, especially in election hotspots, ahead of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.
Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to expedite policies on charging stations needed to boost the adoption of electric vehicle (EV) use in the country.
Senator Win Gatchalian urged the government to hasten the development of transmission facilities for offshore wind (OSW) projects to increase the renewable energy (RE) sector’s contribution to the country’s overall energy supply and position the country to become the first Southeast Asian economy to have an OSW facility.