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PROBE ROTATIONAL BROWNOUTS IN LUZON – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian moved for the conduct of inquiry in the Senate on the recent spate of rotational brownouts in Luzon in the hope of providing a long-term solution to electricity supply shortages especially during the summer season. “This is a critical situation and I would like to request the Department of Energy to get […]

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DA, DOE SIGN MOA FOR AGRI-FISHERY RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi forged a 10-year partnership starting August 6, 2020 for the formulation and implementation of a Renewable Energy Program for the Agriculture and Fishery Sector (REP-AFS). The program will promote the use of cost-efficient renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, hydro, small-scale geothermal, and biomass for […]

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DOE SHOULD ENSURE RELIABLE ELECTRICITY SERVICE TO HOUSEHOLDS FOR ‘NEW NORMAL’ EDUCATION SYSTEM – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian has pressed the Department of Energy (DOE) into ensuring the continuous delivery of electricity service to every household for the use of students in alternative learning modalities as schools prepare for the “new normal” in the education system. Gatchalian said that aside from online learning, the shift to blended learning does not […]

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IMPLEMENT EVOSS LAW NOW – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Energy (DOE) to start implementing the Energy Virtual One-Stop Shop (EVOSS) Law to ensure that the permitting process of power generation, transmission, and distribution in the Philippines will remain unimpeded as the country remains in quarantine. Gatchalian, who is the principal author of the EVOSS Law at […]

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CLEAR CONFUSION OVER HIGH ELECTRICITY BILLS – GATCHALIAN URGES ERC, DOE

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to issue a fresh advisory that will help clear the confusion on high electricity bills amid numerous complaints, especially from areas that are now under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). During a recent Committee of the Whole hearing, Gatchalian […]

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PREPARE FOR ‘AMBO’ AMID COVID-19 CRISIS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian called on the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to prepare contingency measures now that “Ambo” has intensified into a tropical storm, the very first storm to enter the country this year. Gatchalian pointed out that some parts in Metro Manila recently experienced power outages despite assurance from […]

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PROBE EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON PH OIL, GAS INDUSTRY – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling for an inquiry on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas sectors to determine the measures that the government needs to implement to ensure the country’s energy security. Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, filed Senate Resolution No. (SRN) 389, […]

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EXTEND PRICE FREEZE ON LPG, KEROSENE PRODUCTS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Energy (DOE) to further extend the price freeze on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and kerosene products until the state of national emergency has been totally lifted to ease the financial burden of cash-strapped Filipinos. Gatchalian made the call after oil companies raised the price of LPG by […]

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INCLUDE ELECTRIC BILL SUBSIDY IN SOCIAL AMELIORATION PROGRAM – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian has commended the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for swiftly acting on his call to implement measures that will protect electricity users during the ongoing extended Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), including the staggered payment of electric bills. The ERC issued an advisory on the staggered payment scheme of electric bills for up to […]

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AVERT POSSIBLE ROTATING SUMMER BROWNOUTS – GATCHALIAN

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. Gatchalian said that during summer, peak demand increases by 5.45% in Luzon and 3.19% in Visayas because of heightened use of refrigerators […]