Senator floats proposal to refund power bill cost-of-capital charge

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has been asked to consider ordering a refund of a cost-of-capital charge on electricity as a means of offsetting the impact of rising power bills. Senator Ana Theresia N. Hontiveros-Baraquel said in a statement that the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) charge, which compensates power companies for the interest […]

NTT DOCOMO and NEC Reduce Power Consumption for 5G SA Core by an Average of 72% using AWS Graviton2, Followed by a Successful Onboarding of 5G SA Core on Hybrid Cloud

TOKYO, Sep 29, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – NTT DOCOMO, INC. (DOCOMO) and NEC Corporation (NEC) today announced the completion of a trial to test energy efficiency and high performance of AWS Graviton2 processors across key elements of the 5G core network (5GC). The trial demonstrated an average of a 72% reduction in […]

MHI and Institut Teknologi Bandung Launch Joint R&D for Ammonia-Fired Power Generation Using Gas Turbines in Indonesia

TOKYO, Sep 28, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has concluded an agreement with Indonesia’s Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) to conduct joint research and development of ammonia-fired power generation by gas turbine. MHI and ITB have already been undertaking joint research on a variety of clean energy solutions to […]

Keppel, MHI and DNV Sign Agreement to Explore Adoption of Ammonia-fired Gas Turbine on Jurong Island

TOKYO, Sep 28, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – In a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed yesterday, Keppel New Energy Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI); and DNV, a global independent energy expert and assurance provider, announced a strategic collaboration to explore the feasibility and implementation […]

EXPLAINER: Proposal in Cebu City Council seeks to grant itself power to investigate, subpoena persons and documents, punish with contempt. Councilor Mary Ann de los Santos filed ordinance; laws committee chief Rey Gealon backs it. Problem: Is it within Sanggunian’s powers?

WHAT MARY ANN WANTS. Minority Councilor Mary Ann C. de los Santos last September 7 filed a proposed ordinance that would:[] “Define the powers Cebu City Council en banc or through its committee to conduct investigation in aid of legislation,” namely to gather documents; issue subpoena to testify and to submit a document, and punish […]

PHL urged to decentralize power generation with more solar plants

THE Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) said the Philippines needs to move towards more “distributed” power generation, which would involve the construction of more solar generation facilities while abandoning the current model of centralized baseload power, currently dominated by coal-fired plants. In an e-mail interview on Sept. 9, Pedro H. Maniego, senior policy […]

Dreaming of power

APPROXIMATELY 18 nautical miles from mainland Cebu, at the northernmost tip of the province, is the small island of Carnaza.The turtle-shaped village of some 3,000 people is a sleepy fishing community in Daanbantayan, a town known for its white sand beaches and vast marine resources.But unlike the other beautiful spots in the bustling municipality, Carnaza […]

DoE’s Lotilla says gov’t involvement in power will not bring rates down

ENERGY Secretary Raphael P.M. Lotilla told legislators that electricity rates will not fall if the government re-enters the power business. “If Congress brings back the state into the power sector… (the government) will have to fund the maintenance of the power sector,” he said at the House committee on energy on Thursday. At the hearing, […]

Mitsubishi Power’s State-of-the-Art M701JAC Gas Turbine Exceeds 8,000 Actual Operating Hours

TOKYO, Sep 6, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Mitsubishi Power, a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has achieved an accumulated 8,000 hours of actual operating hours (AOH) for its M701JAC gas turbine. The subject gas turbine unit was installed for gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation system operated […]