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Promulgated Rules, Decisions and Orders



Order, ERC Case No. 2017-042 RC, In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Price Determination Methodology for the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM), Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) applicant
Date Docketed:10/26/2017
Published: 10/26/2017


Order, ERC Case No. 2015-160 RC, In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Structure and Level of Market Fees for the Calendar Years 2016-2017 for the Philippine Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM), Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) applicant
Date Docketed:9/22/2017
Published: 9/22/2017



Order, ERC Case No. 2010-058 MC, In the Matter of the Petition for Dispute Resolution, with Application for the Issuance of Provisional Remedies, Sem-Calaca Power Corporation, petitioner versus National Power Corporation (NPC) and Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM), respondents
Date Docketed:9/6/2017
Published: 9/6/2017



Decision, ERC Case No. 2016-127 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 Testing and Commissioning - filed on February 18, 2016 its 7.14 MWp DC Phase 1 Solar Power Plant as a Feed in Tariff (FIT) eligible power plant located in Mt. Sta. Rita, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Subic, Zambales prior to its testing and commission on April 20, 2016), Jobin - SQM, Inc. respondent
Date Docketed:9/5/2017
Published: 9/5/2017


Order, ERC Case No. 2017-042 RC, In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Price Determination Methodology for the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM), Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) applicant
Date Docketed:8/29/2017
Published: 8/29/2017


Order, ERC Case No. 2015-033 MC, For: Violation of Section 45 of Republic Act No. 9136, Otherwise Known as the "Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001" (EPIRA), Rule 11, Sections 1 and 8 (e) of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the EPIRA (Commission of an Anti-Competitive Behavior, Particularly, Physical Withholding), Atty. Atty. Alfredo P. Vergara, Jr. in his capacity as the Investigating Officer of the Investigatory Unit Constituted by the Honorable Commission Pursuant to its Office Order No. 38, Series of 2013 dated December 26, 2013 as amended by Office Order No. 82, Series of 2017, Complainant Versus CIP II Power Corporation (CIPII), respondent
Date Docketed:8/15/2017
Published: 8/15/2017


Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2017-006 MC, In the Matter of the Application for Authority to Develop, Own, and/or Operate Dedicated Point to Point Facilities to Connect the Bunker - Fired Power Plant in Puerto Princesa, Palawan to the Palawan Main Grid of the National Power Corporation (NPC), Delta P, Inc. (DPI) applicant
Date Docketed:8/9/2017
Published: 8/9/2017


Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2017-009 MC, In the Matter of the Application for Approval of Applicant's (1) Business Separation and Unbundling Plan (BSUP); and (2) Accounting and Cost Allocation Manual (ACAM) in Accordance with the Provisions of Section 36 of R.A. 9136 and Rule 10 of its Implementing Rules and Regulations, Kepco SPC Power Corporation (KSPC) applicant
Date Docketed:8/7/2017
Published: 8/7/2017




Order, ERC Case No. 2017-013 MC, In the Matter of the Suspension of the Operations of the Philippine Wholesale Electricity Spot Market
Date Docketed:8/1/2017
Published: 8/1/2017


Order, ERC Case No. 2015-001 MC, In the Matter of the Petition for Dispute Resolution and Recovery of Unauthorized Deductions from the National Power Corporation (NPC), Mid-Island Power Generation Corporation (MIPGC) represented by Faustino Lim, petitioner
Date Docketed:7/27/2017
Published: 7/27/2017

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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.

WORKS IN PROGRESS

CaseNoTitleApplicantDate PostedDate Docketed
2017-079 RCIn the Matter of the Application for Approval of the Feed-In Tariff Allowance for Calendar Year 2018 Pursuant to the Guidelines for the Collection of the Feed-In Tariff Allowance and Disbursement of the Feed-In Tariff Allowance Fund, with Prayer for Provisional Authority National Transmission Corporation (TRANSCO) 8/30/20178/30/2017
2017-064 RCIn the Matter of the 7th Application for the True-Up Adjustments of Fuel and Purchased Power Costs (TAFPPC), and Foreign Exchange - Related Costs (TAFxA) Under the Rules for the Automatic Recovery of Monthly Fuel and Purchased Power Costs and Foreign Exchange - Related Cost by the National Power Corporation, As Amended Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM)6/29/20176/29/2017
2017-042 RCIn the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Price Determination Methodology for the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM)Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC)5/17/20175/17/2017
2017-021 RCIn the Matter of the Petition for the Availment of the Environmental Charge / Share from the Universal Charge for the Rehabilitation and Management of Watershed Ares (Plan 14), with Prayer for Provisional AuthorityNational Power Corporation (NPC)3/15/20173/15/2017
2017-006 RCIn 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)National Power Corporation (NPC)1/27/20171/27/2017

 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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