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Promulgated Rules, Decisions and Orders



Order, ERC Case No. 2016-002 RM, In the Matter of the Petition to Initiate Rule - Making for the Amendment of ERC Resolution No. 14, Series of 2015, Entitled "Resolution Adopting the Wind Feed-In Tariff (Wind-FIT2) Rate," with Motion for Confidential Treatment of Information, Alternergy Wind One Corporation (AWOC), Petrowind Energy, Inc. (PWEI) and Trans-Asia Renewable Energy Corporation (TAREC) petitioners
Date Docketed:3/12/2020
Published: 3/12/2020



Order, ERC Case No. 2019-070 RC, In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Power Supply Agreement (PSA), As Amended, Between Tablas Island Electric Cooperative, Inc. (TIELCO) and SUWECO Tablas Energy Corporation (STEC), with Prayer for the Issuance of Provisional Authority, Tablas Island Electric Cooperative, Inc. (TIELCO) and SUWECO Tablas Energy Corporation (STEC) applicants
Date Docketed:3/12/2020
Published: 3/12/2020



Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2020-001 DR, SPC Island Power Corporation and SPC Power Corporation, complainants versus Philippine Electricity Market Corporation and Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines, respondents
Date Docketed:3/11/2020
Published: 3/11/2020



Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2020-002 DR, SPC Island Power Corporation and SPC Power Corporation, complainants versus Philippine Electricity Market Corporation and Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines, respondents
Date Docketed:3/11/2020
Published: 3/11/2020




Order, ERC Case No. 2019-069 RC, In the Matter of the Petition for the Approval of the Availment from the Universal Charge for Missionary Electrification (UCME) for CY 2020 with Prayer for the Issuance of Provisional Authority, National Power Corporation (NPC) applicant
Date Docketed:3/9/2020
Published: 3/9/2020



Decision, ERC Case No. 2011-063 MC, In the Matter of the Petition for Dispute Resolution to Nullify Default Wholesale Supply Arrangement (DWSA) Charges and Adjustment Billings for Alleged Unused Contract Energy, with Prayer for Cease and Desist/Status Quo Order, Steel Corporation of the Philippines (SCP) versus Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) and National Power Corporation (NPC)
Date Docketed:3/4/2020
Published: 3/4/2020



Decision, ERC Case No. 2017-014 RC, In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Power Supply Agreement (PSA) Between Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) and Solar Philippines Tanauan Corporation (SPTC) with Motion for Confidential Treatment of Information, Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) and Solar Philippines Tanauan Corporation (SPTC) applicants
Date Docketed:2/28/2020
Published: 2/28/2020



Initial Order, ERC Case No. 2019-032 MC, In the Matter of the Application for Authority to Develop and Own Dedicated Point-to-Point Limited Transmission Facilities to Connect the Tanauan Solar Power Plant to the MERALCO CIP 2 Substation, with Prayer for Confidential Treatment of Information, Solar Philippines Tanauan Corportion (SPTANC) applicant
Date Docketed:2/19/2020
Published: 2/19/2020



Decision, ERC Case No. 2019-010 MC, In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Business Separation and Unbundling Plan and Accounting Cost and Allocation Manual, Anda Power Corporation (APC) applicant
Date Docketed:2/18/2020
Published: 2/18/2020


Order, ERC Case No. 2019-001 PRES, In the Matter of the Application for Authority to Provide Prepaid Retail Electric Service Using a Prepaid Retail Electric Metering System, with Prayer for Provisional Authority, FP Island Energy Corporation (FPIEC) applicant
Date Docketed:2/5/2020
Published: 2/5/2020

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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
2019-101 RCIn the Matter of the Application for Approval of the Ancillary Services Procurement Agreement between the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines and AP Renewables Inc. (For Makban B), with Prayer for the Issuance of Provisional Authority National Grid of the Philippines (NGCP) and AP Renewables Inc. (APRI) Makban B12/27/201912/27/2019
2019-100 RCIn the Matter of the Application for Approval of the Ancillary Services Procurement Agreement between the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines and AP Renewables Inc. (For Makban A), with Prayer for the Issuance of Provisional AuthorityNational Grid of the Philippines (NGCP) and AP Renewables Inc. (APRI) Makban A12/27/201912/27/2019
2019-099 RCIn the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Power Supply Agreement (PSA) Between Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) and Therma Luzon, Inc. (TLI) with Motion for Confidential Treatment of Information Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) and Therma Luzon, Inc. (TLI)12/23/201912/23/2019
2019-088 RCIn the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Structure and Level of Market Fees for Calendar Years 2019 and 2020 for the Philippine Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM), with Prayer for Provisional Authority Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PMEC)11/20/201911/20/2019
2019-027 RCIn the Matter of the Application for Authority to Provide Electricity Service in the Islands of Lahuy and Haponan in Caramoan, and Quinalasag in Garchitorena in the Province of Camarines Sur as a Qualified Third Party, for the Issuance of the Corresponding Authority to Operate and for Approval of the Qualified Third Party Service and Subsidy Contract with the National Power Corporation, with Prayer for Provisional Authority FP Island Energy Corporation (FP Island)4/5/20194/5/2019

 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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