Republic Act No. An Act Ordaining Reforms in the Electric Power Industry, Amending for the purpose certain laws and for other purposes. Republic Act No AN ACTORDAINING REFORMS IN THE in accordance with law andrevoke, review and modify such certificates,licenses or the electric In pursuance thereof, Section 5of RA otherwise known as “The .. Reforming the Philippine Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA). RA The Electric Power Industry Reform Act of AN ACT REFORMS IN THE ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE CERTAIN LAWS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. EPIRA Pager.

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The Public Service Commission PSC had jurisdiction, supervision, and control over all public services, including the electric power service. Energy resource means any substance or phenomenon which by itself or in combination with others, or after processing or refining or the application to it of technology, emanates, generates or causes the emanation or generation of energy, such as but not limited to, petroleum or petroleum products, coal, marsh gas, methane gas, geothermal and hydroelectric sources of energy, uranium and other similar radioactive minerals, solar energy, tidal power, as well as non-conventional existing and potential sources.

Fpira November 7,Commonwealth Act No. Debts of Electric Cooperatives. The Chairman epiea members of the Commission shall assume office at the beginning of their terms: KERB raises the following issues before this Court: A valid order of abolition must not only come from a legitimate body, it must also be made in good faith. From a legal standpoint, there is no occupant in an abolished office. To achieve this objective and to ensure the complete removal of cross subsidies, the cap on the recoverable rate of system losses prescribed in Section 10 of Republic Act No.

NPC was granted an authorized capital stock of P 50 billion corresponding to million shares of stock at P par value, of which , shares were issued equivalent to P Shortcut for contact page or form inquiries. All notices of hearings to be conducted by the ERC for the purpose of fixing rates or fees shall be published at least twice for two successive weeks in two 2 newspapers of nationwide circulation.

The major aspects of the reforms include the 1 restructuring of the entire power industry to epirw competition in the generation sector, 2 change from government to private ownership, and 3 introduction of a stable regulatory epura for the electricity sector. To achieve its aforestated goal, the law has reconfigured the organization of the regulatory body. All laws enjoy the presumption of constitutionality.


Throughout the years, the scope of the regulation has gradually narrowed from that of public services in to the electricity industry and water resources in to the electric power industry and oil industry in to the electric industry alone in The las methodology so adopted and applied must ensure a reasonable price of electricity.

Distribution utilities which do not comply with any of the prescribed technical specifications and performance standards shall submit to the ERC a plan to comply, within three 3 years, with said prescribed technical specifications and performance standards. Provided, 91336if upon the effectivity of this Act, the Commission has not been constituted and the new staffing pattern and plantilla positions have ar been approved and filled-up, the current Board and existing personnel of ERB shall continue to hold office.

Where there is no occupant, there is no tenure to speak of. New controlling stockholders shall undertake such listing within five 5 years from the time they acquire ownership and control.

A small distribution company is one whose peak demand is equal to Ten megawatts 10MW. Shortcut for search page. The Board shall, upon proper notice and hearing, exercise the following, among other powers and functions:.

Towards this end, it shall be responsible for the following key functions in the restructured industry:.

Shortcut for viewing the content section of the current page. However, abolition of an office and its related positions is different from removal of an incumbent from his office.

The ERC may adopt alternative forms of internationally-accepted rate setting methodology as it may deem appropriate. To ensure lower rates for end-users, the ERC shall forthwith reduce the rates of power from all indigenous sources of energy.

Republic Act No. 9136

Functions of the ERC. Finally, the ERC already posted the plantilla positions, which prescribe higher standards, as approved by the Department of Budget and Management. The Ruling of the Court. The pertinent portions of Section 38 read: The ERC shall determine such form of rate-setting methodology, which shall promote efficiency. Other Transferred Powers and Functions.

The ERC shall, motu propriomonitor and penalize any market power abuse or anticompetitive or discriminatory act or behavior by any participant in the electric power industry. ProvidedThat in the formulation of the financial capability standards, the nature and function of the entity shall be considered: KERB, fearful of the uncertainty of the employment status of its members, filed the present petition on 20 December Today This Week This Month That the subtransmission assets shall be operated and maintained by TRANSCO until their disposal to qualified distribution utilities which are in a position to eppira over the responsibility for operating, maintaining, upgrading, and expanding said assets.


Under Executive Order No. All amended contracts shall be submitted to the Joint Congressional Power Commission for approval. Retail Competition and Open Access. Abolition and removal are mutually 9163 concepts. ProvidedThat controlling stockholders of small distribution utilities are hereby required to list in the PSE within five 5 years from the enactment of this Act if they already own the stocks. On 17 Octoberthe Commissioners issued the guidelines for the selection and hiring of ERC employees.

RA : The Electric Power Industry Reform Act of ‹ Naujan

Determine, fix, and approve, after due notice and public hearings the universal charge, to be imposed on all electricity end-users pursuant to Section 34 hereof. The ERC shall ensure that all savings realized from the reduction of said mark-ups shall be passed on to all end-users. Provided, furtherThat such standards are set to ensure that the electric power industry participants meet the minimum financial standards to protect the public interest.

Apo Geothermal complexes, shall be reviewed by the ERC and the terms thereof amended to remove any hidden costs ar extraordinary mark-ups in the cost of power or steam above their true costs. Upon the effectivity of this Act, any new generation company shall, before it operates, secure from the Energy Regulatory Commission ERC a certificate of compliance pursuant to the standards set forth in this Act, as well as health, safety and environmental clearances from the appropriate government agencies under existing laws.

An abolition is made in good faith when it is not made for political or personal reasons, or when it does not circumvent the constitutional security 916 tenure of civil service employees. Barin and Deputy Commissioners Carlos R. The ERC shall make copies of such reports available to any interested party upon payment of a charge which reflects the printing costs.

Functions of Distribution Utilities. The rates prescribed shall be non-discriminatory. Joint Congressional Power Commission.

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