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ERC Directs Erring GenCos to Explain Breach of Maximum Allowable Unplanned Outage

In its Notice of Non-Compliance issued to the concerned Generation Companies (GenCos), the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) directed the former to explain the unplanned outages that breached the maximum allowable unplanned outage days per year.

“We are strictly monitoring and reviewing the weekly reports being submitted by the Generation Companies in compliance with our directive pertaining to the Reliability Performance Indices and Equivalent Outage Days Per Year of Generating Units. Based on the examination of our technical group, there are GenCos that have breached the maximum allowable unplanned outage days as of April 2021”, ERC Chairperson and CEO Agnes VST Devanadera explained.

The erring GenCos were directed to submit their explanations within seven (7) days from receipt of the said ERC Notice of Non-Compliance for having a cumulative unplanned outage beyond the maximum allowable unplanned outage days for the year 2021.  

The ERC issued in November 2020 Resolution No. 10, Series of 2020 entitled “A Resolution Adopting the Interim Reliability Performance Indices and Equivalent Outage Days Per Year of Generating Units”. The said resolution sets forth the maximum or cap for annual unplanned outages per generating plant technology.  The subject resolution became effective on 3 January 2021 upon completion of the required 15-day publication period.

“The Commission promulgated the Rules for the Interim Reliability Performance Indices and Equivalent Outage Days Per Year of Generating Units to set the reliability performance benchmark per technology for all generating units in order to lessen the outages and ensure a reliable power supply and rate.  This will also promote accountability of GenCos, the System Operator, and the Transmission Network Provider to achieve greater operations and economic efficiency”, ERC Chair Devanadera added.

 


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