NGCP tower bombing leaves western Mindanao areas without power 

NGCP A POWER transmission tower in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte was bombed on Monday, causing supply interruptions in western parts of the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, the country’s grid operator reported on Tuesday.  The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said Tower No. 8 of the Baloi-Aurora 138-kiloVolt (kV) line was bombed, which […]

Senator renews call to refund power bill cost-of-capital charge after transmission charge adjustment

SENATOR Ana Theresia N. Hontiveros-Baraquel has reiterated her call for the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to refund a cost-of-capital charge on electricity after the agency announced adjustments in computing transmission charges.  “Power consumers have been charged for several years with more than the amount they should pay,” she said in Filipino in a statement on […]

Fujitsu and Chugoku Electric Power T&D conduct joint trials to expand use of renewables and improve maintenance of power transmission facilities

TOKYO, Oct 12, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Fujitsu and Chugoku Electric Power Transmission & Distribution Co., Inc. (hereinafter Chugoku Electric Power T&D) today announced the successful completion of joint trials to verify the practical application of environmental data (wind conditions)(1) in the maintenance of power transmission infrastructure. Through the trials, the two […]

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 […]

NEC Drives Expansion of All Optical Networks

TOKYO, Sep 15, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) is driving expansion of All Optical Networks with the introduction of its “SpectralWave WX Series,” a lineup of open specifications-compliant, open optical transport products. The lineup is built based on standards defined by Open ROADM and Telecom Infra Project’s (TIP) Phoenix […]

MC and InfraRed Named Preferred Bidders for UK Offshore Transmission Asset

TOKYO, Sep 9, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is pleased to announce that MC and InfraRed Capital Partners (InfraRed) have been selected as the preferred bidders for a new offshore electricity transmission link in the UK. MC’s partnership with InfraRed comes via its UK-based, wholly owned subsidiary Diamond Transmission Corporation […]

Tax Notes: Implementation of electronic receipts/invoices, electronic sales data transmission

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has issued Revenue Regulation (RR) 8-2022 to inform all concerned regarding the implementation of the required issuance of electronic receipts or invoices in lieu of manual receipts or invoices for certain identified taxpayers.Issuance of electronic receipts or invoices is mandated for the following taxpayers:1. Taxpayers engaged in the export […]

Group seeks power failure probe

A group of electricity consumers wants the government to investigate the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines’ allegedly repeated failure to provide enough power in areas affected by typhoons.  The private company in charge of operating the country’s state-owned power grid had failed to provide sufficient power during Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in 2013, Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) in 2014 […]

NEC to Release TIP-compliant Fully Disaggregated 400G Transponder Solution in 2022

TOKYO, Nov 17, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) announced today that it has joined the Telecom Infra Project’s (TIP) Phoenix initiative. Phoenix is managed by TIP’s Open Optical and Packet Transport (OOPT) Project Group and seeks to develop a 400G transponder for open and disaggregated high-capacity DWDM networks. NEC […]