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Promulgated Rules, Decisions and Orders





Resolution No. 08, Series of 2022, A Resolution Adopting the Amended Rules for Setting Transmission Wheeling Rates (Amended RTWR)
Date Docketed:9/28/2022
Published: 9/28/2022



Resolution No. 07, Series of 2022, A Resolution Adopting the Rules and Procedures to Govern the Monitoring of Reliability Performance of Small Grid Generating Units
Date Docketed:8/30/2022
Published: 8/30/2022




Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2022-053 RC, In the Matter of the 22nd Application for the Recovery of the Incremental Costs on Foreign Currency Exchange Rate Fluctuations Under the Incremental Currency Exchange Rate Adjustment (22nd ICERA), National Power Corporation, applicant
Date Docketed:8/16/2022
Published: 8/16/2022




Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2022-052 RC, In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the 22nd Generation Rate Adjustment Mechanism (22nd GRAM), National Power Corporation, applicant
Date Docketed:8/16/2022
Published: 8/16/2022



Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2022-001 DR, In the Matter of Petition for Dispute Resolution, Western Mindanao Power Corporation petitioner versus National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, respondent
Date Docketed:7/20/2022
Published: 7/20/2022



Resolution No. 04, Series of 2022, A Resolution Adopting the Rules for the Electric Retail Aggregation Program
Date Docketed:6/22/2022
Published: 6/24/2022



Order, ERC Case No. 2019-088 RC, In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Structure and Level of Market Fees for Calendar Years 2019 and 2020 for the Philippine Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM), with Prayer for Provisional Authority, Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PMEC) applicant
Date Docketed:6/16/2022
Published: 6/16/2022



Decision, ERC Case Nos. 2021-075 SC, 2021-076 SC and 2021-077 SC, In Re: Violation of Article V of ERC Resolution No. 10, Series of 2020, Hydro Electric Development Corporation Bukidnon, Inc. (HEDCOR, Bukidnon, Inc.) respondent
Date Docketed:6/15/2022
Published: 6/15/2022



Order, ERC Case No. 2019-088 RC, In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Structure and Level of Market Fees for Calendar Years 2019 and 2020 for the Philippine Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM), with Prayer for Provisional Authority, Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PMEC) applicant
Date Docketed:6/15/2022
Published: 6/15/2022




Order, ERC Case No. 2012-085 RC, In the Matter of the Petition for the Approval of the Following Pursuant to ERC Resolution No. 21, Series of 2011: (a) Availments from the Universal Charge of the Share for Missionary Electrification (UCME) Subsidy for the Years 2012 to 2016; and (b) Recovery from the Universal Charge of the Shortfall in Missionary Electrification Subsidy for CY2011 and the Corresponding Adjustment of the UCME, with Prayer for Provisional Authority, National Power Corporation (NPC) petitioner
Date Docketed:6/15/2022
Published: 6/15/2022

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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.

WORKS IN PROGRESS

CaseNoTitleApplicantDate PostedDate Docketed
2022-053 RCIn the Matter of the 22 nd Application for the Recovery of the Incremental Costs on Foreign Currency Exchange Rate Fluctuations Under the Incremental Currency Exchange Rate Adjustment (22 nd ICERA)National Power Corporation 8/5/20228/5/2022
2022-052 RCIn the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the 22 nd Generation Rate Adjustment Mechanism (22 nd GRAM)National Power Corporation 8/5/20228/5/2022
2022-030 RCIn the Matter of the Petition for the Recovery of CY 2020 Revenue Shortfall from the Universal Charge for Missionary Electrification (UC-ME) and Corresponding Adjustment of the UC-ME with Prayer for the Issuance of Provisional AuthorityNational Power Corporation 4/22/20224/22/2022
2022-023 RCIn the Matter of the Application for Approval of the Contracts for the Supply of Electric Energy with Antique Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Visayan Electric Company, Inc., and a Letter of Agreement with Iloilo II Electric Cooperative, Inc. Located in the Visayas Grid, with Prayer for Issuances of Provisional Authority Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation 4/4/20224/4/2022
2022-014 RCIn the Matter of the Petition for the Approval of the Availment from Universal Charge for Missionary Electrification (UCME) for CY 2023 with Prayer for the Issuance of Provisional Authority National Power Corporation 3/15/20223/15/2022
2022-013 RCIn the Matter of the Petition for the Availment of the Environmental Charge/Share from the Universal Charge for the Rehabilitation and Management of Watershed Areas (Plan 18)National Power Corporation 3/14/20223/14/2022
2022-009 RCIn the Matter of the Application for Approval of Qualified Third Party’s Capital Expenditure Projects for 2010 to 2020, Adjustment of Fixed Operation & Maintenance Subsidy, and Net Electrification Fees and VAT Computation, CorrectionPowersource Philippines, Inc. (PSPI)2/23/20222/23/2022

 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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