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Regulator may extend freeze order vs power cuts to end of...

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) said it will require power distributors to extend the moratorium on power disconnections until the end of the year.

More power consumers seen joining RCOA by 2021

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) said it is targeting more participation next year in a scheme allowing consumers to select a preferred electricity provider.

Regulators to expedite permit process for small renewable projects

ENERGY REGULATORS said they are preparing to expedite the permit process for developers of small-scale renewable projects in off-grid areas.

ERC orders another refund of excess WESM fees

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has ordered another refund of excees fees collected at the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) in 2016 and 2017. The...

No rate increase from modified renewable tariffs, regulator says

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) said a component of electricity bills for renewables development will not be affected by its recently-approved adjustment to the feed-in-tariff (FiT) for 2016 to 2020.

Power consumers allowed staggered bill payments

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has ordered power distribution utilities to allow some of their customers to pay up to six portions of their electricity bills every month from mid-June.

Households to pay deferred power bills in installments starting mid-May

POWER consumers enjoying deferred payments on their lockdown bills have been given the option to pay off their arrears in installments between May and September.

NEA backs appeal to ‘indefinitely’ extend power coops’ payments

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) supported the appeal of rural electric cooperatives (ECs) to "indefinitely" extend the deadline of their payments to generation and...

Power distributors ordered to refund P2.8B in excess charges

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) on Friday ordered 63 distribution utilities (DU) to refund its customers over P2.8 billion in over-recoveries charges.

ERC releases draft rules on commercial operations of distributed, hybrid energy

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has released a draft of the rules that include distributed energy resources and hybrid energy systems as among those that need prior certification from the agency before they can commercially operate.

ERC to seek clarification from SC on competitive selection ruling

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) said Friday that it will seek clarification from the Supreme Court (SC) after the tribunal denied the agency’s motion for reconsideration on a ruling that invalidated a number of power supply contracts that could affect millions of electricity consumers.

ERC approves PEMC loan repayment plan

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has approved in part the application of the Philippine Electricity Market Corp. (PEMC) to repay a loan amounting to about P817 million to build its electronic market management system through unused funds and additional transaction fees.

Sentinel of the energy sector

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), which is celebrating its 17th anniversary this year, has played a crucial part in the development of the Philippines....

A shift to automated work processes

In a bid to improve regulatory efficiency and to better manage regulatory work, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is developing an online platform which...

Constantly improving

Created as a purely independent regulatory body performing the combined quasi-judicial, quasi-legislative, and administrative functions in the electric industry under the Electric Power Industry...

Putting people first

Atty. Agnes VST Devanadera’s assumption of the post of chairperson and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) in December of...