China’s participation in NGCP terminated

Feb. 28, 2015

The Palace said it is up to the Department of Energy to decide on the tie up between the Chinese State Grid Corporation (SGC) and the National Grid Corp.of the Philippines.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson asked the Philippines to treat the SGC fairly after the energy department announced the termination of cooperation between the SGC and the National Grid Corp on Wednesday.

The DOE ended Chinese technical involvement in running the country’s power grid, partly due to “national security concerns.”

Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla said all the Chinese technicians currently working for the NGCP will be sent home by July.

The SGC has a 40 percent stake in the Philippine firm.

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