While preparing for Christmas season, don’t forget to watch and monitor your electricity consumption because you might be shocked with your electric bill early next year.
Though the actual turnover of 100MW Pantabangan and 12 MW Masiway Hydro Electric Power plants to First Gen in Nueva Ecija is scheduled on Nov. 18, 2006, Saturday, the turnover ceremony will be conducted today (Nov. 17) at the plant site at around 10 AM.
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3. Electrical, Instrument & Control Field
A friend of mine who is, currently, working in Korea emailed me the following job opportunities for various engineering positions. I think this is good. Unfortunately, I am forced to work here in the Philippines because of my contract with DOST. Someone of you may grab this opportunity.
While many envisioned that EPIRA (RA 9136) will remove the National Government’s burden from the indebtedness of power sector through restructuring of the industry and privatization of NPC assets, here comes another loan of the Philippine Government that is dedicated to the power sector for the further deregulation and privatization of power generation in the […]
Anyone might ask why the typhoon “Milenyo” that hit the southern part of Luzon and Metro Manila on Sep. 28, 2006 can cause a Luzon wide blackout since only a portion of the island was ruined by the typhoon.
While fast tracking the sale of its generation plant (1200 MW Sual Coal Fired Power, 700 MW Pagbilao Coal Fired Power Plant, and some portion of 1200 MW Ilijan CCGT) assets, Mirant Philippines is now intending to still pursue their electricity related business in the Philippines, now, as a part of the Supply Sector.
In the past few weeks, the Philippine electric power industry has, once again, became a hot topic in news and media, now, the focus was on the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) and the National Power Corporation (Napocor or NPC) alleged manipulation of the cost of electricity in the Wholesale Electricity Spot […]
Nearly one and a half weeks after the implementation of WESM in the Philippines, we predicted, base from the available data and statements of energy officials, that Napocor will surely loss from power sales in the new power industry set-up.
According to the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as of early September, 2006, conditions for El Nino Phenomenon has already developed and are likely to continue until early 2007.
In the last decades (1984-2005), scientists observed a slowing build-up of atmospheric methane (CH4) due to the decline of its emission.
In Indonesia, a group of researchers and their sponsors claimed to have successfully completed a 3,200 kilometer road trip from west Timor’s Atambua to the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta, using only the oil from jatropha plant as fuel.
According to the Department of Energy’ s (DOE) 2006 fuel economy run results for passenger and light duty vehicle, also shown below,
MERALCO, in their website, http://www.meralco.com.ph, teaches us how electric power is being generated.
While SN Aboitiz Power Corp. (SNAP), a partnership between Aboitiz Power Corp. and SN Power Holding Singapore, seemed based their bid price on the old “rule of thumb”
As the bidding date for the privatization of Pantabangan – Masiway Hydro Electric Power Plant Complex on September 8, 2006 come closer, the stock of First Gen Corp continuously goes up.
If you are looking for a good research topic for your science or engineering research or thesis, I would suggest that you look into topic that proposes a solution to science and engineering problems using genetic algorithm.
A typical solar PV panel system for small load application like charging station and low load houses, where electrical loads are mostly composed of lighting and low powered appliances like transistor radio, is composed of three parts;
The reduction of electricity prices in the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) looks like a good news in a first glance, but if you are going to look forward in the future, this could be a source of the recurring bad news.
Excluding the Fixed Registration Fee of Php 50,000 per participant, all generators/sellers participating in the Philippine Wholesale Spot Electricity Market (WESM) will have to contribute for the payment of the Market Transaction Fees in the amount Php 433,624,276.00.
Sarawak Electricity Supply Corporation (SESCO) tariff rates and computation of electric energy shows a strict consideration of the lagging power factor at the demand side, whether it is commercial, residential, or industrial, in the electricity bill. (http://www.sesco.com.my/sesco/english/intransmission.html).
While projecting that a big chunk of electric power will be sourced from coal steam, the US Department of Energy (USDOE) projected that the fuel cell technology will still have no contribution in electric power generation up to 2030. (http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/aeo/excel/aeohptab_9.xls).
A few months ago, I heard my colleagues discussing about the jatropha and its potential as a source of bio-diesel in the Philippines.
The Energy Regulatory Commission’s (ERC’s) approval of the application of GNPower Ltd. Co. for a retail electricity supplier’s license which was awarded on July 19, 2006 was marked as “another step forward” towards the full deregulation of Philippine power industry by introducing competition at the retail level.
When I was still in college, one of my colleague, who happened to be an Electronics Major gave me a trivia that it is current, not voltage, that really kills a human. A milliamp of current is more than enough to kill a man.
Back when I was still working for the Senate Committee on Energy, it was around the early half of 2005. The issue on the sale of Masinloc Power Plant in Zambales exploded when the winning bidder, YNN Pacific Consortium, was found out to be under-capitalize, no experience in power industry, incorporated only around 4 months […]
At last, after 3 hours of self studying our PSS/E software, I already know how to use it, at least for power flow simulation. See my sample simulation below for Example 6.7 of Saadat.
Yesterday, while checking the popularity of my website on Google Search Engine for the keyword, “power flow simulator”, “load flow simulator”, and “online power flow simulation”, and other related keywords, I found an IEEE paper on the Google search results that really caught my attention.
Last week, we had a conversation with the building architect and building administrator of one of the towering buildings in Makati City. The main topic of the conversation was the current technologies in the solar energy conversion to electricity but the course of the discussion shifted on the power industry and the effect of the […]