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Promulgated Rules, Decisions and Orders

Order, ERC Case No. 2016-109 SC, In the Matter of Violation of ERC Orders, Rules and Regulations (For: Failure to File the Certificate of Compliance Application three (3) months Before its Targeted Date of Testing and Commissioning 8.5 MWp DC Solar Power Plant located in 198 Isla Road, Planters Technopark, Brgy. Isla, Valenzuela City), Valenzuela Solar Energy, Inc. (VSEI) respondent
Date Docketed:4/12/2017
Published: 4/12/2017

Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2015-071 MC, For Dispute Resolution with Prayer for Cease and Desist Order on Real Time Schedule (RTD) Investigations, Vivant - Sta. Clara Northern Renewables Generation Corporation petitioner versus Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) respondent
Date Docketed:4/10/2017
Published: 4/10/2017

Decision, ERC Case No. 2016-108 SC, In the Matter of Violation of ERC Orders, Rules and Regulations (For: Failure to File the Certificate of Compliance Application three (3) months Before its Targeted Date of Testing and Commissioning 22.33 MWp DC Solar Power Plant located in Prince Balagtas Road, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga), Enfinity Philippines Renewable Resources, Inc. (EPRRI) respondent
Date Docketed:3/31/2017
Published: 3/31/2017

Decision, ERC Case No. 2016-115 SC, In the Matter of Violation of ERC Orders, Rules and Regulations (Re: Failure to Renew the Retail Electricity Supplier License within the Prescribed Period - August 12, 2016 or 30 days prior to its expiry), Global Energy Supply Corporation, respondent
Date Docketed:3/29/2017
Published: 3/29/2017

Order, ERC Case No. 2011-091 RC, Petition for the Recovery of National Power Corporation's Stranded Contract Costs Portion of the Universal Charge, with Prayer for Provisional Authority, Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) applicant
Date Docketed:3/27/2017
Published: 3/27/2017

Resolution No. 01, Series of 2017, Resolution Setting the Degressed Feed-In tariff Rates for Run-Of-River Hydro and Biomass, as Provided in Section 2.11 of the Feed-In Tariff Rules (FIT Rules)
Date Docketed:3/7/2017
Published: 3/7/2017

Order, ERC Case No. 2016-088 SC, In the Matter of Violation of ERC Orders, Rules and Regulations (Re: Failure to File the Certificate of Compliance (COC) application three (3) Months Before its Targeted Date of Testing and Commissioning), Petrosolar Corporation (Petrosolar) respondent
Date Docketed:2/14/2017
Published: 2/14/2017

Decision, ERC Case No. 2015-106 RC, In the Matter of the Application for Authorization to Provide Electricity Service in Barangay Cabayugan, Puerto Princesa City, as Qualified Third Party (QTP) and for the Issuance of the Corresponding Authority to Operate (ATO) and for Approval of the QTP Service and Subsidy Agreement (QTP-SSA) with the National Power Corporation, with Prayer for the Issuance of a Provisional Authority (PA), Sabang Renewable Energy Corporation (SREC) applicant
Date Docketed:1/5/2017
Published: 1/5/2017


Revised Rules for the Issuance of Licenses to Retail Electricity Suppliers (RES)

Code of Conduct for Competitive Retail Market Participants – establishes standards of behavior for marketing electricity in order to protect customers. It also provides limitations on the relationship between DU and its Local/Affiliate RES, and ensures that the DU delivers non-discriminatory service to all customers, regardless of their choice of RES.

Rules for Customer Switching (previously referred to as the Uniform Business Practices) - set of rules promulgated by the ERC which prescribes the standardized business rules for interactions between the DU, PEMC, RES/Local RES, and SOLR relating to the commercial transfer of a customer from one RES/Local RES to another.

Rules for the Supplier of Last Resort - the set of rules that: (1) encourages contestable customers to choose their supplier of electricity upon the commencement of retail competition and open access; and (2) ensures the provision of continuous supply of electricity to contestable customers in the event of RES’ inability to provide electricity.

Rules on Rate Filing by the Supplier of Last Resort - provides the SOLR with a uniform filing system for applications by the SOLR for the approval of SOLR rate / charges to the affected Contestable Market, and to ensure recovery of the allowable premium and reasonable return associated with the SOLR service.

Competition Rules and Complaint Procedures – prohibits anti-competitive behavior and abuse of market power, and specifies the appropriate penalties and remedies for such behaviors.

Business Separation Guidelines (BSG), As Amended 1 of 4 , 2 of 4, 3 of 4, 4 of 4 – prescribes the clear separation of business operations and accounts between the regulated and non-regulated business activities of electric power industry participants.

Distribution Services and Open Access Rules (DSOAR) (Attachments: 6.1 Connection Agreement, 6.2 Generator Application, 6.3 Generator Agreement, 6.4 Easement Form, 6.5 Meter Ownership Agreement, 6.6 DWS Agreement) - pertains to the provision of services by a DU to captive and contestable customers, the RES, other DUs, and generators, under the new competitive environment.



The website provides relevant information and guidance to the contestable market, the RES’ and the DUs towards an efficient and effective participation in the competitive market.


Supply Sector. The supply sector is a business affected with public interest. Except for distribution utilities and electric cooperatives with respect to their existing franchise areas, all suppliers of electricity to the contestable market shall require a license from the ERC. (Sec. 29, RA 9136)

Supplier refers to any person or entity authorized by the ERC to sell, broker, market or aggregate electricity to the end-users. (Sec. 4 xx, RA 9136)

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