Category Archives: Utilities

NGCP: 9.5-hour power interruption in parts of Sorsogon on Dec. 2 | Economy | GMA News Online

Parts of Sorsogon may be without power for nearly 10 hours on Tuesday, Dec. 2, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines said. In an advisory issued Nov. 29, the NGCP said the power interruption will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 … Continue reading

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‘Sorsogon power co-ops should prevent privatization attempts’

SORSOGON CITY, Sorsogon—Stakeholders of the two power-utility cooperatives operating in the province should strengthen their organizations’ management and finances to foil the conspiracy by local politicians of brokering electricity distribution service for private power firms, a priest said. Member-consumers of … Continue reading

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Lewis calls for “people power” to resolve electric coop woes

LEGAZPI CITY, June 23 (PIA) – Filipino-American businesswoman Loida Nicolas-Lewis, who also hailed from Sorsogon province, has rallied her fellow Sorsoganons to mount a sort of “people power” movement to help resolve the woes faced by the Sorsogon II Electric … Continue reading

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Church in Sorsogon to keep power co-op in consumer hands

SORSOGON CITY—Fully aware that Sorsogon Electric Cooperative II (Soreco II) has a status quo that may lead to take the course of Albay Electric Cooperative’s (Aleco)—which was taken over by San Miguel Energy Corp. (SMEC) early last month—the local church … Continue reading

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EDC files arbitration case vs. Siemens unit

Bacman Geothermal Inc., a subsidiary of Energy Development Corp., said Friday it filed an arbitration case against the foreign contractor of the Bacon-Manito geothermal power plants in the Bicol region. EDC said in a disclosure to the stock exchange it … Continue reading

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Suweco mini-hydropower plant in Sorsogon starts operations

MANILA – Sunwest Water and Electric Co (Suweco) Inc has completed tests and commissioning of its new mini-hydropower plant in Sorsogon. Jose Silvestre M. Natividad, Suweco president, last week said the company’s 600-kilowatt Cawayan Upper mini-hydropower plant is up and … Continue reading

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GNPower supply agreement with Sorsogon electricity co-op OKd

Regulators have authorized Sorsogon II Electric Cooperative Inc. (Soreco II) to source its power from GNPower Mariveles Coal Plant Ltd. Co. (GMCP), where conglomerate Ayala Corp. acquired a 17.1-percent stake last year to add to its growing power generation portfolio. … Continue reading

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