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ERC Sets a Lower 2018 Feed-in Tariff Allowance

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) approved the application of the National Transmission Corporation (TransCo) for the Feed-In Tariff (FIT-All) Allowance for Calendar Year 2018.  The ERC’s approval, which was embodied in a Decision issued in relation to ERC Case No. 2017-079 RC, authorized TransCo to collect a FIT-All rate equivalent to PhP0.2226/kWh, instead of the former’s proposal of PhP0.2932/kWh.  

“The ERC-approved FIT-All is lower by PhP0.0706/kWh vis-à-vis TransCo’s proposed rate, and will reflect a PhP0.0337/kWh reduction from the current PhP0.2563/kWh FIT-All rate.  The variance is attributed to the discrepancy in the plant capacities used by TransCo and ERC in computing for the FIT-All, among others.  In particular, ERC made use of the capacity of FIT-eligible plants with approved Certificate of Compliance (COC), whereas TransCo used the projected FIT-eligible plants for 2018, including plants with nomination from the Department of Energy (DOE).  There are other diverging factors, such as the FIT rates and the cost recovery rate, that contributed to the discrepancy in the FIT-All computation”, ERC Chairperson and CEO Agnes VST Devanadera clarified.  

The FIT-All is a uniform charge in PhP/kWh payable by all electricity users that is calculated and set annually.  Distribution utilities (DUs), the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), and Retail Electricity Suppliers (RES) serves as collecting agents, and the proceeds go to the FIT-All Fund which is being administered by the TransCo.   The FIT-All mechanism was established pursuant to the Renewable Energy Act of 2008 which aims to spur the development of emerging renewable power sources such as wind, solar, run-of-river hydro, and biomass facilities.  

    “The new FIT-All rate shall be charged to all on-grid consumers supplied with electricity through the distribution or transmission network starting the immediately succeeding billing period following TransCo’s receipt of the ERC Decision.  This reduction in the FIT-All will mitigate the impact of the impending increase in rates due to the expected increase in electric power demand and dwindling power supply in the coming summer months”, ERC Chair Devanadera concluded.

 


Today at ERC
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Hearing Schedules
Time:
09:00
Case No.:
2018-048 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
NPC
Venue:
ROMELCO Main Office, Capaclan, Romblon, Romblon
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:
09:00
Case No.:
2019-024 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
NGCP & CENPRI
Venue:
O Hotel, 52 San Sebastian St. Bacolod City
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for Approval of the Ancillary Services Procurement Agreement Between the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines and Central Negros Power Reliability, Inc., with Prayer for the Issuance of Provisional Authority
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2019-001 RM [EX] [Pubcon]
Applicant:
PIPPA
Venue:
ERC Mindanao Field Office, Mezzanine Floor, Mintrade Building, Monteverde Avenue corner Sales Street, Davao 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.:
2019-006 MC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
HEDCOR
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th floor)
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for Authority to Develop, Own, and Operate Dedicated Point - to - Point Limited Transmission Facilities to Connect the La Trinidad Hydroelectric Power Plant to the Grid, with Prayer for Provisional Authority
Time:
14:00
Case No.:
2018-099 RC [EV] [CH]
Applicant:
TRANSCO & COTELCO-PPALMA
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th floor)
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Sale of Various Sub-Transmission Lines/Assets of the National Transmission Corporation (TRANSCO) to Cotabato Electric Cooperative Inc.-PPALMA (COTELCO-PPALMA), as covered by a Lease Purchase Agreement (LPA) dated 11 June 2018

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