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Promulgated Rules, Decisions and Orders



Decision, ERC Case No. 2021-080 SC, In re: Violation of Article V of ERC Resolution No. 10, Series of 2020 (Violation: 95.99 days of unplanned outage of PDPP III Unit Foxtrot in excess of the maximum allowable unplanned outage of 14 days), SPC Island Power Corporation (SIPC) respondent
Date Docketed:10/19/2021
Published: 10/19/2021



Decision, ERC Case No. 2021-068 SC, In Re: Violation of Article V of ERC Resolution No. 10, Series of 2020 (Violation: 22.64 days of unplanned outage of Nasulo GPP Unit 1 in excess of the maximum allowable unplanned outage of 13.7 days) Energy Development Corporation (EDC) respondent
Date Docketed:10/18/2021
Published: 10/18/2021



Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2021-024 MC, In the Matter of the Application for Authority to Develop, Own and Operate Dedicated Point-to-Point Facility to Connect the 23.31 MW Diesel Power Plant to the Connection Point of Bantayan Island Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BANELCO) in Barangay Bantique, Bantayan, Isla Norte Energy Corporation (INEC) applicant
Date Docketed:10/1/2021
Published: 10/1/2021



Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2021-004 DR, In the Matter of Petition for Dispute Resolution Arising from the One Bohol Power Distribution Utilities (“1BP DU”) Joint Competitive Selection Process (“JCSP”) Through an Open Bidding for the Long-Term (2024-2033) Supply of the Baseload Power Requirements of 1BP DU, with Prayer for Status Quo Ante Order, By Way of Interim Relief, SMC Global Power Holdings Corp. (SMCGPHC) petitioner, versus 1BP DU JCSP COMMITTEE, Respondent.
Date Docketed:10/1/2021
Published: 10/1/2021



Order, ERC Case No. 2012-097 RC, In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Level of Market Transaction Fees for the Repayment of the Market Management System (MMS) Loan for the Philippine Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM), Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) applicant
Date Docketed:9/17/2021
Published: 9/17/2021



Order, ERC Case No. 2021-022 RC, In the Matter of the Petition for the Availment from the Universal Charge for Missionary Electrification (UCME) for CY 2022 with Prayer for the Issuance of Provisional Authority, National Power Corporation (NPC) applicant
Date Docketed:9/10/2021
Published: 9/10/2021



Order, ERC Case No. 2019-027 RC, In the Matter of the Application for Authority to Provide Electricity Service in the Islands of Lahuy and Haponan in Caramoan, and Quinalasag in Garchitorena in the Province of Camarines Sur as a Qualified Third Party, for the Issuance of the Corresponding Authority to Operate and for Approval of the Qualified Third Party Service and Subsidy Contract with the National Power Corporation, with Prayer for Provisional Authority, FP Island Energy Corporation (FP Island applicant
Date Docketed:8/20/2021
Published: 8/20/2021




Resolution No. 08, Series of 2021, A Resolution Adopting the Rules for the Green Energy Option Program (GEOP)
Date Docketed:8/16/2021
Published: 8/16/2021




Resolution No. 08, Series of 2021, A Resolution Adopting the Rules for the Green Energy Option Program (GEOP), Annex A
Date Docketed:8/16/2021
Published: 8/16/2021




Resolution No. 08, Series of 2021, A Resolution Adopting the Rules for the Green Energy Option Program (GEOP), Annex B-1
Date Docketed:8/16/2021
Published: 8/16/2021

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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
2021-067 RCIn the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the 21st Application for the Recovery of the Incremental Costs on Foreign Currency Exchange Rate Fluctuations Under the Incremental Currency Exchange Rate Adjustment, with Prayer for Provisional Authority (PA)National Power Corporation (NPC) 8/24/20218/24/2021
2021-059 RCIn the Matter of the 11th Application for the True-Ip Adjustments of Fuel and Purchased Power Costs (TAFPPC) and Foreign Exchange-Related Costs (TAFxA) Under the Rules for the Automatic Recovery of Monthly Fuel and Purchased Power Costs and Foreign Exchange - Related Costs by the National Power Corporation, As AmendedPower Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM)7/23/20217/23/2021
2021-053 RCIn the Matter of Application for the Approval of the 21st Generation Rate Adjustment Mechanism (21st GRAM), with Prayer for Provisional Authority (PA)National Power Corporation (NPC)7/19/20217/19/2021
2021-042 RCIn the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the 20th Application for the Recovery of the Incremental Costs on Foreign Currency Exchange Rate Fluctuations Under the Incremental Currency Exchange Rate Adjustment, with Prayer for Provisional Authority (PA)National Power Corporation (NPC) 6/3/20216/3/2021
2021-041 RCIn the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the 20th Generation Rate Adjustment Mechanism, with Prayer for Provisional Authority (PA)National Power Corporation (NPC) 6/3/20216/3/2021
2021-023 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 17) National Power Corporation (NPC)3/31/20213/31/2021
2021-022 RCIn the Matter of the Petition for the Availment from the Universal Charge for Missionary Electrification (UCME) for CY 2022 with Prayer for the Issuance of Provisional Authority National Power Corporation (NPC)3/31/20213/31/2021
2021-014 RCIn the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Structure and Level of Market Transaction Fees for the Renewable Energy Market with Prayer for Provisional Authority Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) 3/2/20213/2/2021

 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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