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ERC Seeks Comments on the Proposed Rules for Power Supply Contracting

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has posted the 3rd Draft of the proposed “Rules Governing the Procurement, Execution, and Evaluation of Power Supply Agreements Entered Into by Distribution Utilities for the Supply of Electricity to their Captive Market” on its website (www.erc.gov.ph) to gather the stakeholders’ comments prior to the finalization of the said Rules.

The proposed Rules aim to prescribe guidelines on default contractual provisions and minimum standard format in order to make the process of power supply contracting clear and efficient.  The said Rules will streamline the review and approval process of Power Supply Agreements (PSAs), as it seeks to promote transparency in the selection and contracting of Distribution Utilities (DUs) while promoting competition among Generation Companies (GenCos).  

“The third (3rd) draft of the proposed “Rules Governing the Procurement, Execution, and Evaluation of Power Supply Agreements Entered Into by Distribution Utilities for the Supply of Electricity to their Captive Market” contains some new features or provisions that are meant to protect the consumers’ interests, like the inclusion of a Fixed Bid Price in the Terms of Reference (TOR) and a new section detailing the prohibited acts, fines and penalties, which include blacklisting. Another section was added on Unsolicited Proposal which pertains to project proposals submitted by GenCos or other entities authorized by the ERC to supply electricity to the captive market, that are not in response to a formal solicitation or request issued by a DU”, ERC Chairperson and CEO Agnes VST Devanadera stated.  

The proposed Rules and the pertinent annexes thereto are downloadable from the ERC’s website, and all interested parties are encouraged to submit their comments on the subject Rules, both in hard and soft copies using word format, on or before 29 March 2019.  Electronic copies may be sent to tariffs@erc.gov.ph.   

“The proposed Rules, which will be applicable to all DUs both on-grid and off-grid, GenCos, Independent Power Producer Administrators (IPPAs), and other entities authorized by the ERC to supply power to the DUs, provides fair competition by providing equal opportunity to all relevant stakeholders, and pursues to result to a reasonable and competitive pricing of generation rate to be charged to captive customers" Chair Devanadera added.  



 

Today at ERC
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Hearing Schedules
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2019-001 RM [EX]
Applicant:
PIPPA
Venue:
ERC Visayas Field Office, St. Mary’s Drive, Banilad, Cebu City
Title:
In the Matter of the Petition for the Amendment of the Guidelines for the Financial Standards of Generation Companies
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2019-021 RC (CANCELLED) [EX]
Applicant:
NPC (CANCELLED)
Venue:
Gladiola Hall, Benguet State University, La Trinidad, Benguet (CANCELLED)
Title:
In 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 16) (CANCELLED)
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2019-022 RC [EX]
Applicant:
NGCP
Venue:
Filipina Hotel Calapan M. Roxas Street, barangay Sto. Niño, Calapan City 5200 Oriental Mindoro
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Palawan - Mindoro Interconnection Project (Stage 1), with Prayer for Provisional Authority
Time:
14:00
Case No.:
2018-004 MC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
PHESI
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th floor)
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for Authority to Develop, Own and Operate a Dedicated Point to Point Limited Transmission Line to Connect the 16 MW PHESI Wind Farm to NPCs 69 kV Transmission Line
Time:
14:00
Case No.:
2019-004 RC [EX]
Applicant:
NPC
Venue:
ERC Visayas Field Office, St. Mary’s Drive, Banilad, Cebu City
Title:
In the Matter of the Petition for the Approval of the Recovery / Refund from the Universal Charge of the Shortfall/Surplus in the Missionary Electrification Subsidy for CY 2016 and the Corresponding Adjustment of the Universal Charge for Missionary Electrification (UC-ME), with Prayer of the Issuance of Provisional Authority (PA)

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