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ERC GRANTS APPROVAL OF NGCP’s 2017 CAPEX

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) granted provisional approval on the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines’ (NGCP) capital expenditure (CAPEX) program for Calendar Year (CY) 2017.  NGCP’s application covered CAPEX for CYs 2017 to 2020 with a proposed total cost of some PhP113.4 Billion, but the ERC only provisionally approved the CAPEX for this year (2017) amounting to PhP5.5 Billion.  The ERC’s approval covers fifty-eight (58) projects, out of the sixty-five (65) projects proposed by NGCP, which are found to be urgent and crucial to ensure continuous, efficient, and reliable supply of electricity. 

In its evaluation, the ERC found that the NGCP’s PhP113.4 Billion proposed total CAPEX cost included costs that are beyond CY 2020.  The ERC’s provisional approval are subject to the following conditions:  (1) The proposed projects shall be subject to optimization based on its actual use and/or implementation during the reset process for the next regulatory period; (2) NGCP to conduct competitive bidding for the purchase of major materials in the implementation of the proposed projects; and (3) NGCP to pay in staggered basis the permit fee in the amount of PhP41,311,170.00 for the 2017 projects. 

NGCP, a corporation created pursuant to Republic Act No. 9136, or the EPIRA Law, is mandated to assume the transmission functions of the National Transmission Corporation (TRANSCO). NGCP proposed Grid Expansion and Reliability projects, Operations and Wholesale Electricity Market Support (WESM) projects and other Non-Network Projects deemed essential to provide continuous supply, efficient, reliable and best possible quality of service to its customers.

“The Commission needs to study further the propriety of the CAPEX projects and their corresponding costs for the years 2018 up to 2020.  There is no urgency to grant approval of those projects which can be done upon completion of the public hearings.    We need to establish and ensure that the projects are indeed necessary so as not to unduly burden the consumers with exorbitant power rates”, ERC Chairman and CEO Jose Vicente Salazar said.


 

Today at ERC
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hearing Schedules
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2017-014 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
MERALCO & Solar Philippines Tanauan Corporation (SPTC)
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room
Title:
Application for the Approval of the Power Supply Agreement (PSA) Between Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) and Solar Philippines Tanauan Corporation (SPTC) with Motion for Confidential Treatment of Information
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2016-209 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
SAMELCO II & SMEC
Venue:
SAMELCO II’s principal office at Paranas, Samar
Title:
Application for Approval of the Power Supply Agreement (PSA) Between Samar II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SAMELCO II) and San Miguel Energy Corporation (SMEC), with Prayer for the Issuance of Provisional Authority
Time:
13:00
Case No.:
2017-027 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
MERALCO
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th Floor)
Title:
Application for Authority to Implement the Proposed Capital Expenditure Program for Regulatory Year (RY) 2018, with Prayer for Provisional Authority
Time:
14:00
Case No.:
2016-056-CC 
Applicant:
Danilo S. Laguna
Venue:
ERC Conference Room, 10th Floor, Pacific Center Building, San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City
Title:
Danilo S. Laguna vs. Manila Electric Company
Time:
15:30
Case No.:
2016-161 RC [EV]
Applicant:
MERALCO
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th Floor)
Title:
Application for Approval of Emergency and/or Urgent Major Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) Projects

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