Tuesday 17 July
Powered by Ajaxy
Nov 6, 2017 @ 22:22

Gatchalian mulls law on microgrid development


Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is eyeing the passage of a law that will spur microgrid development in missionary areas and far-flung places still not served by power distributors.

Gatchalian, who chairs the Senate committee on energy, said the country needs a law to harmonize the setting up of microgrids with the existing franchise of electric cooperatives (ECs).

He said microgrid systems can provide generation and distribution service in areas still without access to electricity even if they are part of a franchise area of ECs.

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) defines a microgrid system as a group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources with clearly defined boundaries that act as a single controllable grid and can connect and disconnect from the national grid to enable it to operate in both grid-connected or island mode.

The bill to support microgrid development will be based on the policy submitted by the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to the Senate committee, Gatchalian said.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Related Stories
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is calling for a review on how market share limitation is measured
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is suggesting the imposition of a carbon tax in the country to
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian has reiterated his call to establish a comprehensive Energy Efficiency and Conservation
The National Electrification Administration is drafting a new policy that will speed up the electrification


Trending News

Recommended on sister sites

Copyright © 2018 Bilyonaryo - Latest news on the richest Filipinos and Family Business.