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Promulgated Rules, Decisions and Orders

Resolution No. 07, Series of 2019, A Resolution Adopting Amendments to the Rules for the Distribution of Net Settlement Surplus (NSS)
Date Docketed:11/8/2019
Published: 11/8/2019

Order, ERC Case No. 2019-008 RM, In the Matter of the Promulgation of the Proposed Amendments to the "2014 Revised Rules for the Issuance of Certificates of Compliance (COCs) for Generation Companies, Qualified End-Users and Entities with Self Generation Facilities, as Amended by Resolution No. 18, Series of 2018"
Date Docketed:10/24/2019
Published: 10/24/2019

Resolution No. 06, Series of 2019, A Resolution Adopting the Amendments to the Rules Enabling the Net-Metering Program for Renewable Energy
Date Docketed:10/9/2019
Published: 10/9/2019

Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2019-054 RC, In Re: Application for Approval for the Power Supply Agreement and NPP-True Cost Generation Rate (NPP-TCGR) With Prayer for Provisional Approval, Busuanga Island Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BISELCO) and Culna Renewable Energy, Corp. (CREC) applicants
Date Docketed:8/27/2019
Published: 8/27/2019

Order, ERC Case No. 2018-007 RM, In the Matter of Adoption of the Amendments to Resolution No. 10, Series of 2012, Entitled "A Resolution Approving the Feed - In Tariff (FIT) Rates", Particularly for Run - Of - River Hydropower (ROR Hydro) and Biomass Fit Rates, as Necessitated by the Review and Re-Adjustment of the FOF Hydro and Biomass Fit Rates Since the Installation Target for Wind Technology Has Been Extended by the Department of Energy (DOE), SN Aboitiz Power - Magat, Inc. (SNAP-MI) movant
Date Docketed:8/7/2019
Published: 8/7/2019

Decision, ERC Case No. 2017-010 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, Bac-Man Geothermal Inc. (BGI) applicant
Date Docketed:6/25/2019
Published: 6/25/2019

Decision, ERC Case No. 2015-144 RC, Petition for True Up Adjustment of the National power Corporation's Stranded Debts Portion of the Universal Charge for the Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao Grids for Calendar Year 2014, with Prayer for the Issuance of Provisional Authority (PA), Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) petitioner
Date Docketed:5/21/2019
Published: 5/21/2019

Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2019-001 RM, In the Matter of the Petition for the Amendment of the Guidelines for the Financial Standards of Generation Companies, Philippine Independent Power Producers Association, Inc. (PIPPA) petitioner
Date Docketed:5/20/2019
Published: 5/20/2019

Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2019-003 DR, Petition for Dispute Resolution (With Urgent Application for Provisional Relief), Western Mindanao Power Corporation (WMPC) petitioner versus Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ZAMCELCO) respondent
Date Docketed:4/12/2019
Published: 4/12/2019

Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2018-006 DR, FDC Misamis Power Corporation (FDCMPC), petitioner versus Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines (IEMOP) and Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC), respondents
Date Docketed:2/19/2019
Published: 2/19/2019



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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