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ERC Seeks PCCI’s Assistance for Private Companies’ Participation in the ILP

In its bid to address the imminent power interruption and augment the limited power supply of the Distribution Utilities (DUs), the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) sought the assistance of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) to encourage their members to participate in the Interruptible Load Program (ILP).

“The Interruptible Load Program (ILP) is a scheme adopted by the Commission wherein customers may enter into an agreement with their Distribution Utility (DU) to voluntarily disconnect from the power Grid for a limited period whenever the power supply is constricted.  The ILP also allows customers to operate their generating sets and collectively reduce electricity drawn from the grid when power interruptions are imminent”, ERC Chairperson and CEO Agnes VST Devanadera explained.

The ERC established the rules for the implementation of the Interruptible Load Program (ILP) in 2010 which were subsequently amended with the most recent revisions in 2019. Under the ILP, companies who are willing to participate will be requested to reduce their demand for particular hours in a day when the power supply in the system is not enough.

On the basis of the power outlook prepared by the Department of Energy (DOE), there is the possibility of tight supply conditions resulting to yellow and red alerts in the upcoming weeks of 2021 and one of the identified immediate action to mitigate the effects of the foreseen supply deficiency is the activation of the ILP.

“We seek the assistance and support of the PCCI to encourage their members, especially the commercial and industrial customers, to participate in the ILP to help augment the limited power supply considering the possible power interruptions in the coming months”, ERC Chair Devanadera added.    


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