Republic of the Philippines

ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION

A world class and independent electric power industry regulator that equitably promotes and protects the interests of consumers and other stakeholders, to enable the delivery of long-term benefits that contribute to sustained economic growth and an improved quality of life.



Promulgated Rules, Decisions and Orders




Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2021-017 RC, In the Matter of the Petition for the Petition for the Recovery of CY 2019 Revenue Shortfall from the Universal Charge for Missionary Electrification (UC-ME) and the Corresponding Adjustment of the UC-ME with Prayer for the Issuance of Provisional Authority, National Power Corporation (NPC) petitioner
Date Docketed:4/13/2021
Published: 4/13/2021





Resolution No. 05, Series of 2021 A Resolution Setting the Installed Generating Capacity and Market Share Limitation per Grid and National Grid for 2021
Date Docketed:4/12/2021
Published: 4/12/2021





Resolution No. 05, Series of 2021 A Resolution Setting the Installed Generating Capacity and Market Share Limitation per Grid and National Grid for 2021, Annex A – MSL 2021 – Luzon
Date Docketed:4/12/2021
Published: 4/12/2021





Resolution No. 05, Series of 2021 A Resolution Setting the Installed Generating Capacity and Market Share Limitation per Grid and National Grid for 2021, Annex A – MSL 2021 – Visayas
Date Docketed:4/12/2021
Published: 4/12/2021





Resolution No. 05, Series of 2021 A Resolution Setting the Installed Generating Capacity and Market Share Limitation per Grid and National Grid for 2021, Annex A – MSL 2021 – Mindanao
Date Docketed:4/12/2021
Published: 4/12/2021



Order, ERC Case No. 2020-014 RC, In the Matter of the Application for Approval of the Contract for the Supply of Electric Energy (CSEE) in the Visayas Grid with Aklan Electric Cooperative Inc. (AKELCO), with prayer for issuance of Provisional Authority (PA), Power Sector and Liabilities Management (PSALM) applicant
Date Docketed:4/6/2021
Published: 4/6/2021






Resolution No. 04, Series of 2021, Rules Governing Accuracy Limits, Accuracy Testing and Standards, and Other Requirements for the Certification and Testing of Meters and Instrument Transformers
Date Docketed:3/31/2021
Published: 3/31/2021






Resolution No. 04, Series of 2021, Rules Governing Accuracy Limits, Accuracy Testing and Standards, and Other Requirements for the Certification and Testing of Meters and Instrument Transformers, Annex A
Date Docketed:3/31/2021
Published: 3/31/2021


Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2021-008 MC, In the Matter of the Application for Approval of the Business Separation and Unbundling Plan (BSUP) and Accounting and Cost Allocation Manual (ACAM), Therma Luzon, Inc. (TLI) applicant
Date Docketed:3/12/2021
Published: 3/12/2021



Order, ERC Case No. 2020-015 RC, In the Matter of the Application for Approval of the Contract for the Supply of Electric Energy (CSEE) in the Luzon Grid with Camarines Sur IV Electric Cooperative Inc. (CASURECO IV), with prayer for issuance of Provisional Authority (PA), Power Sector and Liabilities Management (PSALM) applicant
Date Docketed:2/18/2021
Published: 2/18/2021

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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
2021-014 RCIn the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Structure and Level of Market Transaction Fees for the Renewable Energy Market with Prayer for Provisional Authority Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) 3/2/20213/2/2021

 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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