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Promulgated Rules, Decisions and Orders

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

Decision, 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:7/6/2018
Published: 7/6/2018

Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2018-010 MC, In the Matter of the Application for Approval of the Authority to Develop, Own and Operate Point - To - Point Limited Transmission Facilities, with Motions for Provisional Authority and Confidential Treatment of Information, GNPower Kauswagan Ltd. Co. (GNPK) applicant
Date Docketed:7/6/2018
Published: 7/6/2018

Resolution No. 13, Series of 2018, Resolution Approving the Energy Regulatory Commission's (ERC) Information Technology Enhancement Project Called "ERC Web Portal for Interactive and Systematic Exchange" (eWISE) and Authorizing its Launching on June 27, 2018
Date Docketed:6/27/2018
Published: 6/27/2018

Resolution No. 14, Series of 2018, A Resolution Extending the Compliance Period Under Resolution No. 09, Series of 2011, for Generation Companies and Distribution Utilities Which are not Publicly Listed to Offer and Sell to the Public A Portion of Not Less Than Fifteen Percent (15%) of Their Common Shares of Stock, Pursuant to Section 43 (t) of Republic Act 9136, and Rule 3, Section 4 (m) of its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR)
Date Docketed:6/26/2018
Published: 6/26/2018

Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2018-007 RC, In the Matter of the 17th Application for the Recovery of the Incremental Costs on Foreign Currency Exchange Rate Fluctuations Under the Incremental Currency Exchange Rate Adjustment (ICERA) with Prayer for
Date Docketed:6/22/2018
Published: 6/22/2018

Order, ERC Case No. 2007-004 RC, In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Pricing and Cost Recovery Mechanism for Reserves in the Philippine Wholesale Electricity Spot Market, Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) applicant
Date Docketed:6/22/2018
Published: 6/22/2018

Order, ERC Case No. 2015-163 RC, In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of Pricing Amendments to the Administered Price Determination Methodology for the Philippine Wholesale Electricity Sport Market (WESM), Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) applicant
Date Docketed:6/21/2018
Published: 6/21/2018

Resolution No. 12, Series of 2018, A Resolution Adopting Amendments to the Rules in the Event of Market Suspension or Declaration of Temporary Market Failure and the Subsequent Market Resumption of the Operation of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM)
Date Docketed:6/11/2018
Published: 6/11/2018

Order, ERC Case No.2015-074 MC, In the Matter of Violation of ERC Orders, Rules and Regulations (For: Failure to Renew the Certificate of Compliance (COC) with the Prescribed Period), KEPCO Ilijan Power Corporation (KEILCO) respondent
Date Docketed:6/7/2018
Published: 6/7/2018



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.



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. 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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