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Promulgated Rules, Decisions and Orders


Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2017-005 DR, Petition for Dispute Resolution, Occidental Mindoro Consolidated Power Corporation (OMCPC) Petitioner versus National Power Corporation (NPC) Respondent
Date Docketed:9/3/2018
Published: 9/3/2018


Order, ERC Case No. 2017-011 SC, In the Matter of Violation of ERC Orders, Rules and Regulations (For: Operating a Generation Facility without a Valid Certificate of Compliance (COC) Units4 and 5 Payatas Biomass Power Plant located in 68 Zamboanga Street, Area B, Brgy. Payatas, Quezon City), Pangea Green Energy Philippnes, Inc. (PGEP) respondent
Date Docketed:8/20/2018
Published: 8/20/2018



Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2018-004 DR, In the Matter of the Petition for Classification of the Switchyard and Associated Equipment at The Pagbilao Power Station as Transmission Facilities, Energy World Power Operations Philippines, Inc. (EWPOPI) petitioner versus Team Energy Corporation (TEC), Pagbilao Energy Corporation (PEC), National Transmission Corporation (TRANSCO) and National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) respondents
Date Docketed:8/8/2018
Published: 8/8/2018



Order, ERC Case No. 2016-003 SC, In the Matter of Violation of ERC Orders, Rules and Regulations (For: Operating a Generation Facility without a valid COC- 46 Bagasse-Fired Kabankalan Biomass Power Plant located in URC SONEDCO Mill Site, Brgy. Camugao, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental since December 7, 2015), Universal Robina Corporation (URC) respondent
Date Docketed:8/1/2018
Published: 8/1/2018



Order, ERC Case No. 2016-001 SC, In the Matter of Violation of ERC Orders, Rules and Regulations (For: Failure to Secure Prior Authorization of its dedicated Point to Point Limited Transmission Facility), Universal Robina Corporation (URC) respondent
Date Docketed:8/1/2018
Published: 8/1/2018



Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2018-005 MC, In the Matter of the Application for Approval of Additional Compensation for Energy Delivered to the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market from 25 June 2016 - 25 June 2017, [Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC)] Panay Energy Development Corporation (PEDC) applicant
Date Docketed:8/1/2018
Published: 8/1/2018



Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2018-006 MC, In the Matter of the Application for Approval of Additional Compensation for Energy Delivered to the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market from 26 February 2016 - 25 October 2016, Cebu Energy Development Corporation (CEDC) applicant
Date Docketed:7/31/2018
Published: 7/31/2018



Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2017-021 RC, 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 14), with Prayer for Provisional Authority, National Power Corporation (NPC) applicant
Date Docketed:7/31/2018
Published: 7/31/2018


Decision, ERC Case No. 2017-011 SC, In the Matter of Violation of ERC Orders, Rules and Regulations (For: Operating a Generation Facility without a Valid Certificate of Compliance (COC) Units4 and 5 Payatas Biomass Power Plant located in 68 Zamboanga Street, Area B, Brgy. Payatas, Quezon City), Pangea Green Energy Philippnes, Inc. (PGEP) respondent
Date Docketed:7/11/2018
Published: 7/11/2018


Decision, ERC Case No. 2016-132 SC, In the Matter of Violation of ERC Orders, Rules and Regulations (Re: Failure to File the Certificate of Compliance [COC] Application Three (3) Months Before its Targeted Date of Test and Commissioning [PACERM-1 filed its COC application for its 3x3.5 MW Bunker - C Fired Power Plant located in Zone-1, Brgy. Quibonbon, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental on 14 September 2016 which is later than 3 month period required]), PACERM-1 Energy Corporation (PACERM-1) respondent
Date Docketed:7/6/2018
Published: 7/6/2018

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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.

 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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