by Win Gatchalian on April, 21, 2020

Resolution on ECQ impact on power sector filed; stimulus package needed

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a resolution to determine the short, medium, and long-term effects on the power sector and consumers of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

by Win Gatchalian on April, 18, 2020

ERC commendable for staggered electricity payment; gov’t needs to include electricity bills in SAP

Senator Win Gatchalian has commended the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for swiftly acting on his call to undertake measures that will protect electricity consumers during the extended Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), including the staggered payment of electricity bills.

by Win Gatchalian on April, 15, 2020

To ERC: Mitigate impact of piled up electricity rates through staggered payment

Senator Win Gatchalian said the government needs to come up with a solution to ease the burden of Filipino households, whose electricity bills are expected to pile up after a month of reprieve especially that the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) has been extended.

by Win Gatchalian on April, 2, 2020

Consumers should not pay unused electricity contracted by DUs amid Luzon lockdown

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and power generating companies (GenCos) to relax the provisions in the Power Supply Agreements (PSAs) so that consumers won’t have to pay for unused electricity since there has been a decrease in electricity demand during this time of enhanced community quarantine.

by Win Gatchalian on March, 28, 2020

Extend price freeze on LPG, kerosene amid COVID-19

With the enhanced community quarantine expected to go beyond April, Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the government to extend the price freeze on Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) which households commonly use for their day-to-day needs.

by Win Gatchalian on March, 19, 2020

Resolution to avert possible rotating summer brownouts filed

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a resolution to look into the initiatives of all energy agencies and stakeholders in ensuring the reliability, security and affordability of electric power supply during the summer season.

by Win Gatchalian on March, 9, 2020

NGCP fails to submit itself to audit; set to face Senate Energy Committee

Officials of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) will need to do a lot of explaining on their failure to submit to a mandatory audit when they face the Senate Energy Committee again on Tuesday, March 10.

by Win Gatchalian on March, 5, 2020

EV a big win for the environment and energy independence

Senator Win Gatchalian expressed optimism that the Electric Vehicles and Charging Station Act may help reduce oil consumption in the country by as much as 146.56 million barrels per year and create a US$9.8 billion savings or ₱490 billion per year, if implemented correctly.

by Win Gatchalian on February, 27, 2020

PH’s first world-class energy institute to rise soon

The Senate is close to approving the creation of the Philippine Energy Research and Policy Institute (PERPI), the country’s first energy think tank that could bridge research and policy gaps in the energy sector.