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ERC Clarifies Extension on the CSP Implementation

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), during the hearing of the House Joint Committees on Good Government and Public Accountability and on Energy held on 04 July 2017 clarified that its collective decision to extend the effectivity of the Competitive Selection Process (CSP) was aimed to address issues and concerns submitted by numerous industry participants pertinent to the implementation of the CSP scheme.   

“The extension of the CSP implementation was not intended to benefit any electric power industry participant but to give time to those who have already completed their power supply agreements (PSAs) but failed to submit the same to the ERC prior to the effectivity of the CSP,” ERC OIC Alfredo J. Non said.

The ERC, soon after its promulgation of the CSP in November 2015 until April 2016, received letter-inquiries from distribution utilities (DUs) and generation companies (GenCos) assailing the legal implications of the CSP to PSAs that are currently existing, due for renewal, submitted to the ERC for approval, or otherwise already executed.  

The ERC was constrained to restate the effectivity of the CSP through a Resolution in March 2017 in order to allow for a transition period and avert any possible legal complexities between the parties as a result of the CSP implementation.

“The ERC developed and promulgated the CSP as an additional safety net to promote consumer interest, though it is not a mandatory requirement under the EPIRA (Electric Power Industry Reform Act).  It must be emphasized that the imposition of the CSP does not mean an abandonment of the thorough evaluation process of the ERC nor is it tantamount to the approval of the PSA,” OIC Non added.

The ERC also vowed to resolve the MERALCO PSA petitions within three (3) months, and will ensure that the cross-ownership limitations provided in the EPIRA shall not be breached.


 

Today at ERC
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hearing Schedules
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2017-064 CF [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
MASELCO
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th Floor)
Title:
Application for Confirmation and Approval of Calculations of Over or Under Recoveries in the Implementation of Automatic Cost Adjustments and True Up Mechanisms Covering the Period 2014 to 2016, Pursuant to ERC Resolution No. 16, Series of 2009, As Amended by ERC Resolution No. 21, Series of 2010 and ERC Resolution No. 2013, Series of 2010
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2015-223 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
TRANSCO, DANECO & DLPC
Venue:
ERC Mindanao Field Office, Mintrade Bldg., Monteverde Avenue corner Sales Street, Davao City
Title:
Application for the Approval of the Sale of Various Sub-transmission Lines/Assets of the National Transmission Corporation (TRASCO) to the Consortium of Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative, Inc. (DANECO) and Davao Light and Power Company, Inc. (DLPC) as Covered by a Contract to Sell dated 06 March 2012
Time:
14:00
Case No.:
2017-054 CF [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
BATELEC II
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th Floor)
Title:
Application for Confirmation and Approval of Calculations of Over or Under Recoveries in the Implementation of Automatic Cost Adjustments and True Up Mechanisms Covering the Period 2014 to 2016, Pursuant to ERC Resolution No. 16, Series of 2009, As Amended by ERC Resolution No. 21, Series of 2010 and ERC Resolution No. 23, Series of 2010
Time:
9:00
Case No.:
2017-042 RC [Pubcon]
Applicant:
PEMC
Venue:
Main Conference Room of Mindanao Development Authority Office, Old Airport Building, Old Airport Road, Km 9 Sasa, Davao City, 8000
Title:
Application for the Approval of the Price Determination Methodology for the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM)

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