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ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION

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Promulgated Rules, Decisions and Orders



Decision, ERC Case No. 2013-160 RC, Petition for True-Up Adjustments for the National Power Corporation's Stranded Contract Cost Portion of the Universal Charge for Calendar Years 2011 and 2012, Petition for the Availment of the National Power Corporation's Stranded Contract Costs Portion of the Universal Charge for Calendar Year 2013 and True Up Adjustments for the National Power Corporation's Stranded Contract Costs Portion of the Universal Charge for Calendar Years 2007-2010, Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) applicant
Date Docketed:7/21/2017
Published: 7/21/2017



Decision, ERC Case No. 2013-195 RC, Petition for True-Up Adjustments for the National Power Corporation's Stranded Debts Portion of the Universal Charge for the Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao Grids for Calendar Years 2011 and 2012, with Prayer for the Issuance of Provisional Authority (PA), Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) applicant
Date Docketed:7/21/2017
Published: 7/21/2017



Decision, ERC Case Nos. 2011-115 RC, 2012-067 RC, 2013-092 RC, 2014-098 RC, 2015-124 RC, In the Matter of the Application for the True Up Adjustments of Fuel and Purchased Power Costs (TAFPPC), and Foreign Exchange Related Cost (TAFxA) Automatic Recovery of Monthly Fuel and Purchased Power Costs and Foreign Exchange Related Costs by the National Power Corporation, as Amended, with Prayer to the Issuance of Provisional Authority (1st to 5th Application), Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) applicant
Date Docketed:7/21/2017
Published: 7/21/2017



Order, ERC Case Nos. 2008-042 RC, 2008-053 RC, 2008-063 RC, 2009-032 RC, 2009-056 RC, 2010-003 RC, 2010-068 RC, 2010-074 RC, 2010-067 RC, 2010-073 RC, In the Matter of the Application for the Recovery of the Incremental Fuel and Independent Power (IPP) Cost under the 10th Generation Rate Adjustment Mechanism (GRAM) with Prayer for Provisional Authority (10th to 17th GRAM ), In the Matter of the Application for the Recovery of the Incremental Costs on Foreign Currency Exchange rate Fluctuations Under the Incremental Currency Exchange Rate Adjustment (ICERA) with Prayer for Provisional Authority (PA) [15the to 16th ICERA), Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) and National Power Corporation
Date Docketed:7/21/2017
Published: 7/21/2017


Order, ERC Case No. 2017-042 RC, In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Price Determination Methodology for the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM), Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) applicant
Date Docketed:7/21/2017
Published: 7/21/2017


Order, ERC Case No. 2015-038 MC, For: Violation of Section 45 of Republic Act No. 9136, Otherwise Known as the "Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001" (EPIRA), Rule 11, Sections 1 and 8 (e) of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the EPIRA (Commission of an Anti-Competitive Behavior, Particularly, Physical Withholding), Atty. Isabelo Joseph P. Tomas II in his capacity as the Investigating Officer of the Investigatory Unit Constituted by the Honorable Commission Pursuant to its Office Order No. 38, Series of 2013 dated December 26, 2013, Complainant Versus AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI), respondent
Date Docketed:7/19/2017
Published: 7/19/2017


Order, ERC Case No. 2015-027 MC, For: Violation of Section 45 of Republic Act No. 9136, Otherwise Known as the "Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001" (EPIRA), Rule 11, Sections 1 and 8 (e) of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the EPIRA (Commission of an Anti-Competitive Behavior, Particularly, Physical Withholding), Atty. Isabelo Joseph P. Tomas II in his capacity as the Investigating Officer of the Investigatory Unit Constituted by the Honorable Commission Pursuant to its Office Order No. 38, Series of 2013 dated December 26, 2013, Complainant Versus Therma Mobile, Inc. (TMO), respondent
Date Docketed:7/19/2017
Published: 7/19/2017


Order, ERC Case No. 2015-025 MC, For: Violation of Section 45 of Republic Act No. 9136, Otherwise Known as the "Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001" (EPIRA), Rule 11, Sections 1 and 8 (e) of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the EPIRA (Commission of an Anti-Competitive Behavior, Particularly, Economic Withholding), Atty. Isabelo Joseph P. Tomas II in his capacity as the Investigating Officer of the Investigatory Unit Constituted by the Honorable Commission Pursuant to its Office Order No. 38, Series of 2013 dated December 26, 2013, complainant Versus Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) and Therma Mobile, Inc. (TMO) respondents
Date Docketed:7/19/2017
Published: 7/19/2017


Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2017-042 RC, In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Price Determination Methodology for the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM), Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) applicant
Date Docketed:7/17/2017
Published: 7/17/2017



Order, 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:7/11/2017
Published: 7/11/2017

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COMPETITIVE RETAIL ELECTRICITY MARKET (CREM) RULES

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.

 

COMPETITIVE RETAIL ELECTRICITY MARKET WEBSITE

http://www.buyyourelectricity.com.ph

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

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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