June 14, 2024

最注目の電力資源 目の前の課題

エネルギー省の長官はフィリピンの経済再開の一歩として、電力関連業界の動きを求めています。

“We are now reopening the economy, and I am sure that there will be a high demand for power. That is a challenge for all the industry players to meet,”

つまり、電力需要が高まっていることから、経済再開の一端に電力エネルギーの有効活用や拡張などが必要だと述べています。

国内でも電気エネルギーの必要性が求められていて、フィリピンは日本のように停電することがほとんどないような安定した状態ではないため、他の光源を予備で充備しておくほどに電力の不安定さに慣れてしまっています。
ですが、現在フィリピンではワクチン接種の迅速な普及を目指していますが目標到達には少しペースが遅い状態だと言われています。

そんな中、停電が起きて30分以上電気が復旧しないとなると更なるペースダウンが余儀なくされてしまいます。
エネルギー省は、年内での水準の向上を目指して拡充を目指しているようです。

長官の言うように安定した電力の供給はもはや必須。今後の整備に期待がかかります。

以下、MANILA BULLETINより

Cusi identifies the challenge attached to reopening PH economy

Reopening the Philippine economy from all the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)-triggered lockdowns presents a “challenge” to the local power industry.

Thus, said Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso Cusi on Tuesday, April 27 during the virtual meeting of the Joint Congressional Energy Commission (JCEC).

“We are now reopening the economy, and I am sure that there will be a high demand for power. That is a challenge for all the industry players to meet,” Cusi said in his speech.

“I know that the industry players are working and cooperating, but we really need to do more. We need added capacity,” he stressed.

At any rate, he assured the attending legislators in the meeting that the energy sector was “trying to protect the interest of the people and we are working on that”.

Also in his speech, Cusi told the JCEC that the DOE had been working hard to ensure a stable power supply during the summer months and the rest of 2021, especially with the ongoing roll out of the government’s mass vaccination program against COVID-19.

He said the government is looking into the full compliance of entities as per the various policies of the DOE, particularly those pertaining to the obligation to provide sufficient levels of ancillary services or power reserves.

The energy chief also took the occasion to thank the energy sector’s frontliners for performing their duties well and ensuring the unimpeded delivery of services amid the health crisis.