Microgrids to help pave the way for full PH electrification—Gatchalian

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.   “We are confident that the development of microgrid systems in the country would significantly boost electrification efforts in rural communities that in turn would […]

Gatchalian urges DOE, distribution utilities to ensure power in election hotspots

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.   Gatchalian emphasized that any power interruption during election day could raise concerns about peace and order, potentially leading to […]

Gatchalian urges gov’t to hasten transmission facilities for offshore wind projects

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.   According to Gatchalian, ongoing large-scale capacities […]

Gatchalian: Developing RE critical to lower power costs, ensure sufficient supply

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the development of more renewable energy (RE) projects in the country to help bring down power costs and ensure sufficiency of energy supply.   He noted that based on data from the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), renewable energy plants provide the cheapest generation cost when compared to coal-fired and […]

Gatchalian: Empower ERC with its own charter for regulatory might

Senator Win Gatchalian wants the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to have its own charter to give the regulatory body more teeth in addressing industry issues such as delays of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines’ (NGCP’) transmission projects.   While the ERC has received the explanation submitted by the NGCP regarding the delays in […]

Call for full implementation of EVOSS amid red tape

Senator Win Gatchalian has renewed calls on the Department of Energy (DOE) to fully implement the Energy Virtual One-Stop Shop (EVOSS) system to make it easier for prospective investors to develop renewable energy (RE) projects.   Gatchalian’s call followed a World Wide Fund (WWF) report that said red tape continues to hinder the development of […]