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ERC Slates FGDs on the Draft Rules on Bill Deposits

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) issued notices for the conduct of focus group discussions (FGDs) on the draft “Rules to Govern the Monitoring and Reporting Process of Bill Deposits” to be held on July 12, 2018 at ten o’clock in the morning (10:00 A.M.) at the ERC Multi-Purpose Hall, 8th Floor, Pacific Center Building, San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City and on July 18, 2018 at ten o’clock in the morning (10:00 A.M.) at the Benguet Electric Cooperative, Inc.’s (BENECO) Auditorium, #4 South Drive, Baguio City.

Electric cooperatives (ECs) were directed to submit their comments and/or inputs on the said draft Rules within ten (10) days from receipt of the notice.
    
The draft Rules shall apply to the provisions of Articles 7 and 28 of the Magna Carta for Residential Electricity Consumers (MREC), the Guidelines to Implement Articles 7 and 28 of the MREC and the relevant provisions of Distribution Service and Open Access Rules (DSOAR).

The ERC on October 27, 2004 issued the Guidelines to Implement Articles 7, 8, 14 and 28 of Chapter III of the MREC which govern, among others, the guidelines and procedures to implement the bill deposits collected from residential and non-residential consumers.

Bill deposits collected from residential and non-residential consumers are intended to guarantee the payment of electricity bills for new and/or additional service and from disconnected consumers who were previously not subject to bill deposit. The bill deposit shall be equivalent to the estimated billing for one month based on the load schedule of the consumer to guarantee payment of his bills.

The draft Rules includes a provision on the preparation and submission of periodic report, under oath, on or before December 31 of every year, regarding the details of the total amount of bill deposit collected including interest earned and the amount credited or refunded to its consumers.

“For purposes of transparency, the proposed Rules shall enjoin distribution utilities to maintain and develop in their official websites, consumer information disclosing all important terms and conditions, systems and procedures on bill deposits in clear and comprehensible language for the consumers.” ERC Chairperson and CEO Agnes VST Devanadera stated.

 

Today at ERC
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hearing Schedules
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2017-006 RC [JU] [EX]
Applicant:
NPC
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th Floor)
Title:
In the Matter of the Petition for the Approval of the Recovery from the Universal Charge of the Shortfall in the Missionary Electrification Subsidy for CY 2015 and the Corresponding Adjustment of the Universal Charge for Missionary Electrification (UC-ME)
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2018-027 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
CEBECO I
Venue:
CEBECO I's Main Office, Bitoon, Dumanjug, Cebu
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for Approval of the Tariff Glide Path "B" (TGP "B") Calculation Pursuant to Article VII of the RSEC-WR and ERC Resolution No. 8, Series of 2011, with Prayer for Provisional Authority
Time:
14:00
Case No.:
2016-150 RC [EV]
Applicant:
PSALM
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th floor)
Title:
Petition for True-Up Adjustment of the National Power Corporations Stranded Debts Portion of the Universal Charge for the Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao Grids for Calendar Year 2015, with Prayer for the Issuance of Provisional Authority (PA)

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