22 Mar '12, 2pm

Philippines Gets Closer to Enacting a Feed-in Tariff

Philippines Gets Closer to Enacting a Feed-in Tariff

It’s been almost a year since the National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) in the Philippines filed the Feed in Tariff (FIT) to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for approval of the rates. The Energy Regulatory Commission's actions for the past two days indicate that this time it could pass. On Tuesday, the National Renewable Energy Board Technical head took the witness stand. Being an adverse witness for VECO (Visayan Electric Co), the opposition questioned the calculations done by NREB, asking how the studies were done in technologies such as wind for example, how the NREB came up with the capacity factor of 25% when it saw that Northwind Company in the Ilocos region (the first wind farm in the Philippines) had less of that in the first few years of operation, then they dwelled on the NREL data of the U.S. which showed the 40% capacity factor. Another point was that d...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2012/03...

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