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THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) said Monday that it issued 113 certificates of compliance (CoCs) to power projects rated at 4,213 megawatts (MW) in the three months to September.
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) said Thursday that it ordered all power distributors to delay any disconnections of poor consumers until the end of the year.
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) said it will require power distributors to extend the moratorium on power disconnections until the end of the year.
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has ordered distribution utilities to promptly process the applications of customers switching to other retail suppliers, on threat of penalty.
THE Energy Regulation Commission (ERC) said expediting the approvals process for power projects is expected to unlock about P200 billion worth of project proposals currently pending.
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) said the pandemic’s “silver lining” is that more contestable customers are joining the retail electricity market, where prices are also falling.
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has so far counted 12 distribution utilities (DUs) under evaluation for possible violations of its advisories on issuing bills during the quarantine months.
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is planning to engage the Commission on Audit (CoA) to inspect the Manila Electric Co.’s (Meralco) conduct of refunding some bill portions that were collected in the past years.
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has imposed a P1-million fine on a power generation unit of Lopez-led First Gen Corp. for supposedly offering its supply at an “anti-competitive” price.
POWER UTILITIES were directed to refund the feed-in tariff allowance (FiT-All) and environmental charge to customers, after failing to comply with the Energy Regulatory Commission’s (ERC) earlier directive to suspend collection of these charges at the height of the lockdown.
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) said Tuesday it will soon issue an order to issue refunds to customers who overpaid on their electricity bills, after the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) agreed to return excess collections made during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has dismissed several petitions of the state-led Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) on the collection of some universal charges from 2007 to 2018, relieving customers of an additional P0.25 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) charge in their electricity bills.
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) approved the appeal of AC Energy Philippines, Inc. (ACEPH) to charge Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) a P4.99 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) rate for 60% contracted capacity, which it said is relatively lower compared to the utility’s former supply contracts.
PANAY Electric Co., Inc. (PECO), the former franchise holder of Iloilo City’s power distribution, has called the attention of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to look into how its rival MORE Electric and Power Corp. has been handling electricity distribution during the lockdown period.
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) will order power utilities to further extend the moratorium on bill payments for poor households in areas that continue to be under lockdown.
A CONSUMER group on Wednesday asked the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to ask Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) to return to customers their payments for May bills, as well as to halt its billings during the period of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
The National Electrification Administration (NEA) supported the appeal of rural electric cooperatives (ECs) to "indefinitely" extend the deadline of their payments to generation and...
TRANSMISSION tariffs are set to be lowered after the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) released late Monday an order to the National Grid Corp. of...
THE ENERGY Regulatory Commission (ERC) on Friday allowed the National Transmission Corp. (TransCo) to draw funds from the Feed-in-Tariff Differential (FD) component of the Feed-in-Tariff Allowance (FiT-All) chest to augment deficiencies in the cost recovery revenue (CRR) sub-account to continue funding renewable energy producers.
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) on Friday ordered 63 distribution utilities (DU) to refund its customers over P2.8 billion in over-recoveries charges.
POWER generation companies must disclose their plant maintenance schedule for this year until 2022 to fully inform the public, a consumer advocacy group said after the Energy department warned of a possible electricity supply shortfall during the summer months.
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has reminded power generation companies, including those that are required to invite competitive bidders for their output, to continue operating in the face of an expected tight supply around April and May.
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) told power distribution utilities (DUs) and other participants of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) in Mindanao to comply with the requirements after noting a delay in the completion of their registration.
THE ENERGY Regulatory Commission (ERC) remained evasive about how it plans to respond to the Energy department’s call for the regulator to come up with rules that will allow customers whose consumption reached the set threshold to buy electricity from retailers on a voluntary basis.
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) will ensure that distribution utilities that entered into a power supply agreement (PSA) with a generation company have opted for the least cost offer during the bid process, the agency said on Monday.
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has approved Manila Electric Co.’s (Meralco) application to withdraw its power supply agreements (PSA) with three power generating companies after the Supreme Court ordered them to first go through competitive bidding before forging the deals.
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.
ZAMBOANGA CITY Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco), through its investor-managers, paid P150 million to Western Mindanao Power Corp. (WMPC) during their hearing at the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) on Wednesday, the power distribution utility said.
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has issued orders to privately-owned power distribution utilities (DUs) directing them to refund customers on the unused “regulatory reset cost” including any remaining amount from the previous regulatory period plus interest.
The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is preparing “legal strategies” in response to the Supreme Court decision requiring all power supply agreements (PSAs) forged after June 30, 2015 to undergo a competitive selection process (CSP) to arrive at the least-cost power for consumers, its chairman said.
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has approved the application of grid operator National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to build a P644-million, 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line project in northern Philippines to address the risk of overloading in the area, the agency said on Wednesday.
THE ENERGY Regulatory Commission (ERC) is asking for the industry’s comments on the third draft of the proposed rules governing the procurement, execution, and evaluation of power supply agreements (PSAs) entered into by distribution utilities for the supply of electricity to their captive market.
THE ENERGY Regulatory Commission (ERC) has given stakeholders until Feb. 28 to comment on a petition filed by electric cooperatives to treat rural property tax (RPT) as a pass-through cost that can be collected from customers.
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has ordered Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) and GNPower Ltd. Co. to cease and desist from “assessing, billing and collecting” from Batangas Paper Corp. (BPC) any distribution wheeling charges until their dispute is resolved.
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.
Year in review The past year saw some significant strides and historic shifts in the governance and operation of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM). In...
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has partnered with the Ateneo Law School to complement each other’s capabilities and resources in jointly developing, promoting, implementing and sustaining academic activities relating to the country’s power industry.
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