Electricity costs to ultimate consumers in PH

@ruperto (1552)
Philippines
July 7, 2010 1:06am CST
http://ph.news.yahoo.com/gma/20100706/tbs-meralco-to-charge-consumers-p0-058-p-1da90e5.html The Philippine rate of about USD 0.23 per KWH is well above the United States average of about USD 0.14 (cheapest about USD 0.07 in North Dakota and USD 0.16 in Alaska) It seems a very good idea to invest in energy systems that, for instance, can convert the heat of the sun into electricity. electratherm.com in Nevada, USA sells a "green machine" that has an ROI is about 6 years. The machine intakes heated brine at about 90 degrees centigrade, transfers the heat into a closed loop system composed of a refrigerant, it's ancillaries and turbine. The output is prime movement for a power generator. The green machine can drive a water pump directly or a drive a power generator. The reason I have blogged it here is: - The machine seems to come in mutiples of 50KW. I plan to use only 3KW tops for the house as a test system. - The supplier asks for three credit references to become a dealer. I have less than three. - The supplier asks for an existing team of field support personnel. I have only my self for now. - The goal is to test a system, verify the promised performance and generate 100% green, renewable and sustainable energy for people who need it most. If you are interested in this for any reason, please advise. What do you think?
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@o0jopak0o (6406)
• Philippines
8 Jul 10
well even the internet bill is much higher. the electric companies here have so much monopoly that i hate it.
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@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
8 Jul 10
It seems very soon, households will be generating their own power i.e. a small power plant for the home. Solar panels are still too expensive but the technology used by Napocor to generate electricity from geothermal in the megawatt scale is already available at multiples of 50KW. I wish new businesses would be approved to allow people or small communities to generate their own power. What do you think?
• Philippines
7 Jul 10
Now that Noy has won, there's nothing to stop meralco in their reign of terror when it comes to electric bills! i never knew that we still have coal plants which are too old. good luck with that technology, how much does it cost? i wish there's a generator that gets both sun,rain drop water and wind to be converted as energy
@o0jopak0o (6406)
• Philippines
8 Jul 10
well i think even the us has still coal plants somewhere
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@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
8 Jul 10
Interesting. We are now able to consider power generation without burning fossil fuel. It seems majority of areas in Philippines will benefit from solar thermal to mechanical conversion because sunlight is so common everywhere. It's much unlike wind systems that are applicable only to certain areas where the wind has a high average speed. Solar panels are still too expensive per KW. Hydroelectrics can only work along a huge infrastructure channeling lots of water. It seems using a solar pond of brine, along with a "green machine" to convert the residual heat into electricity is not only cheaper but is pollution-free and sustainable. What do you think?