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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, April 25, 2019

Hearing Schedules
Time:
09:00
Case No.:
2015-208 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
PowerSource Philippines, Inc.
Venue:
Barangay Hall of Brgy. Tumbod, Taytay, Palawan
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for Authorization to Provide Electricity Service in Barangay Liminangcong, Taytay, Palawan, as Qualified Third Party (QTP) and for Issuance of the Corresponding Authority to Operate (ATO) and for Approval of the QTP Service and Subsidy Contract (QSSC), with National Power Corporation (NPC), with Prayer for Issuance of a Provisional Authority (PA)
Time:
09:00
Case No.:
2018-048 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
NPC
Venue:
ORMECO Main Office, Sitio Simaron, Brgy. Sta. Isabel, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
Title:
In the Matter of the Petition for the Approval of the Proposed New Subsidized Approved Generation Rate (SAGR) with Prayer for Provisional Authority
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2018-006 DR [EV]
Applicant:
FDCMPC
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th floor)
Title:
Petition for Recovery of Unaccounted for Energy
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2018-121 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
DLPC & TMI
Venue:
DLPC's Principal Office, C. Bangoy St., Davao City
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for Approval of the Power Supply Agreement Between Davao Light and Power Company, Inc. (DLPC) and Therma Marine, Inc. (TMI) with Motion for Provisional Authority and Motion for Confidential Treatment of Information
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2019-003 MC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
SCPC
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th floor)
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of SMC Consolidated Power Corporation (SCPC) 1.) Business Separation and Unbundling Plan (BSUP) and 2.) Accounting and Cost Allocation Manual (ACAM) In Compliance with Republic Act No. 9136 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations
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