#Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC)

NGCP files MR for ancillary services contracts

System operator National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has filed its motion for reconsideration (MR) with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for its request to be allowed monthly renewal of its ancillary services (AS) contracts while its procurement processes for power reserves are still ongoing.

ERC caps market share for GenCos

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has ordered that the maximum installed capacity a generation company (GenCo) can own and could have dispatch control on nationwide basis shall be at 6,367.759 megawatts.

ERC, NEDA setting up electricity affordability index

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has kicked off its collaboration with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) for the establishment of an electricity affordability index so Filipino consumers can fully track and be guided on the variation of the tariffs they have been paying for in their monthly electric bills.

DOE declares moratorium on CSP exemption

The Department of Energy (DOE) has formally declared that it will no longer issue ‘certificates of exemption’ (COEs) on the competitive selection process (CSP) requirement for the distribution utilities (DUs) on their procurement of supply to be underpinned by warranted power supply agreements.

ERC to modify ‘reliability index’ on plant outages

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) will be revising the rules that will set reliability indices for power plant operations, primarily their permissible allowance for planned and forced outages.

Meralco extends rate discounts to 2.6M lifeline customers

At least 2.6 million customers of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) will continue to receive subsidy-discounts in their electric bills as mandated under Republic Act 11552 or the Extended Lifeline Rate Act.

DOE seeks inputs on CSP policy revision

The Department of Energy (DOE) is undertaking series of public consultations so it can solicit stakeholder-inputs and comments on the proposed revision of the competitive selection process (CSP) or the bidding system for power supply agreements (PSAs) that shall be underwritten by distribution utilities.

NGCP seeks ERC approval on P9.93-B capex

Transmission firm National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is seeking the approval of the Energy Regulatory Commission for P9.93 billion worth of capital outlay funneled for the upgrading and expansion of facilities in North Luzon.

ERC sets preliminary prices for RE auction

Factoring in macroeconomic fundamentals that affected technology prices and project financing, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has issued preliminary green energy auction reserve (GEAR) prices that will be applied in the second round of tendering for renewable energy (RE) capacities to be administered by the Department of Energy (DOE) on June 19 this year.

Gatchalian: ERC should penalize NGCP for delayed transmission projects

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) should penalize the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) for delayed transmission projects that adversely affect the country’s electricity supply.