ERC Summons Electricity Stakeholders
Anticipating the release of the Supreme Court (SC) ruling stating that all Power Supply Agreements (PSAs) between Generation Companies and Distribution Utilities are required to undergo the Competitive Selection Process (CSP) on or after June 30, 2015, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) summoned the concerned electric power industry stakeholders and required them to submit information that will enable the agency to assess the possible impact of the SC decision. “We have not formally received a copy of the Supreme Court Decision on the CSP, but in preparation for the position that we will eventually submit to them, we have sought and directed the Distribution Utilities (DUs) and Generation Companies (GenCos) to submit to us information on the actual amounts paid for the contracts and the historical customer profile starting June 2015 until 2018, among others. The information will be useful to ascertain the impact of the Supreme Court ruling”
, ERC Chairperson and CEO Agnes VST Devanadera stated.
In particular, the ERC required the submission of the following documents by 15 May 2019:
1. Details of the procurement process of the contracts affected, including supporting documents;
2. List of existing major/critical loads to be affected;
3. Other local/locational circumstances to be considered in relation to supply stability;
4. Actual monthly amount paid for the contracts involved;
5. Actual historical customer profile (from June 2015 to December 2018); and
6. Projected Supply-Demand Scenario (2019 to 2026).
Earlier this week, the ERC had initial discussions with the Department of Energy (DOE) to collaborate on the possible measures that can be undertaken in order to manage the impact of the Supreme Court ruling especially to the consuming public. “We assure the public that we will do everything within the Commission’s mandate to protect the welfare of the consumers relative to the impact of the recent Supreme Court decision. We are considering and exploring various scenarios to address the impact of the Supreme Court ruling
”, Chair Devanadera concluded.