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Philippine province goes dark due to unpaid bill

Philippine province goes dark due to unpaid bill

By Wed, Jul 31, 2013 11:39AM UTC Comments Off Philippine province goes dark due to unpaid bill

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An entire province in the Philippines has been plunged into darkness after the national power grid operator cut off supply because of accumulated debt of $93 million. The blackout that started Tuesday surprised residents of Albay province in the central Philippines with a population of 1.2 million. Health insurance company employee...

Philippines: Longer brownouts for Gensan this year

By Tue, Jan 08, 2013 10:50AM UTC Comments Off Philippines: Longer brownouts for Gensan this year

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Residents here should expect longer and more frequent brownouts as power supply from the National Power Corporation (Napocor) to the South Cotabato II Electric Cooperative (Socoteco II) could be reduced further to a mere 52 megawatts on average this year. Socoteco II technical services manager Crisanto Sotelo said they already received...

Sarangani Energy hikes authorized capital to P4.25bn

By Wed, Jun 27, 2012 7:26PM UTC 1 Comment

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, PHILIPPINES – The Alcantara-controlled Sarangani Energy Corporation (SEC) on Wednesday announced it has increased its authorized capital to P4.25 billion (US$100 million) as the company gears for the start of the construction of its 200-megawatt power plant project in Maasim, Sarangani. “The increase in capital stock will cover equity in the development,...

Southern Comfort: No quick fix for Mindanao energy crisis

By Sun, Apr 15, 2012 7:04PM UTC Comments Off Southern Comfort: No quick fix for Mindanao energy crisis

Delegates and stakeholders at the Mindanao Power Summit went home with more disappointment than relief following President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino’s announced commitment to proceed with the privatization of the Agus and Pulangi hydroelectric plants, which comprises 53 percent of the island’s installed capacities. Although Aquino said the sale of these power plants could be delayed,...

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