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 existence of any or some of the following circumstances may be considered as evidence of bad faith in the removals made as a result of reorganization, giving rise to a claim for reinstatement or reappointment by an aggrieved party:. The regulation of public services started way back in with the enactment of Act No.

RA – Amending the Electric Power Supply Industry Reform Act of (EPIRA)

epifa The ERC may authorize other similar entities to become eligible as members, either directly or indirectly, of the wholesale electricity spot market. 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 Board shall, upon proper notice and hearing, exercise the following, among other powers and functions:.

Retail Competition and Open Access. Jurisdiction, Powers and Functions of the Board.

Abolition and removal are mutually exclusive concepts. All notices of hearings to be conducted by the ERC for laq purpose of fixing rates or fees shall be published at least twice for two successive weeks in two 2 newspapers of nationwide circulation. Civil Service laws, rules and regulations, however, will have suppletory application to the extent possible in regard to the selection and placement of employees in the ERC.

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.

That the subtransmission assets shall be operated and maintained by TRANSCO until their disposal to qualified distribution utilities which are in a position to take over the responsibility for operating, maintaining, upgrading, and expanding said assets.


Only eight 8 ERB employees epura not be appointed to new positions due to the reduction of the ERC plantilla and the absence of positions appropriate to oaw respective qualifications and skills. Shortcut for feedback page. Energy Regulatory Commission, G. Such fees shall be fixed by the ERC after due notice and public 936.

The law ordains the division of the industry into four 4 distinct sectors, namely: The ERC shall verify the reasonable amounts and determine the manner and duration for the full recovery of stranded debt and stranded contract costs as defined herein x x x x.

PSALM was created to take ownership of all existing generation assets, independent power producers IPP contracts, real estate and all other disposable assets, and to assume all liabilities and obligations of NPC.

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Functions of Distribution Utilities. On the other hand, TransCo was created to take over the electric transmission function of NPC and the responsibility for planning construction and centralized operation and maintenance of high voltage transmission facilities including grid interconnections and ancillary services.

De-monopolization and Shareholding Dispersal. The Act abolished the ERB and created in its place the Energy Regulatory Commission ERC which is a purely independent regulatory body performing the combined quasi-judicial, quasi-legislative and administrative functions in the electric industry. The Commissioners assumed office on 15 August KERB made a 9316 of requests: 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.

For this purpose, the ERC shall promulgate rules and regulations prescribing the qualifications of electricity suppliers which shall include, among other requirements, a demonstration of their technical capability, financial capability, and creditworthiness: Where there is no occupant, there is no tenure to speak of.

Provided, howeverThat generation companies, distribution utilities or their respective holding companies that are already listed in the PSE are deemed in compliance. The ERC may adopt alternative forms of internationally-accepted rate setting methodology as it may deem appropriate. Thus, the EPIRA provides a framework for the restructuring of the industry, including the privatization of the assets of the National Power Corporation NPCthe transition to a competitive structure, and the delineation of the roles of various government agencies and the private entities.


Distribution utilities shall submit to the ERC a rz of their compliance with the technical specifications prescribed in the Distribution Code and the performance standards prescribed in epiar IRR of this Act. In appropriate cases, the ERC is authorized to issue cease and desist order after due notice and hearing. In the event a divestment is required, the ERC shall allow the affected party sufficient time to remedy the infraction or for an orderly disposal, but shall in no case exceed twelve 12 months from the issuance of the order.

New controlling stockholders shall ea such listing within five 5 years from the time they acquire ownership and control. A guide to understanding and implementing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2. In case of disagreement in valuation, procedures, ownership participation and other issues, the ERC shall resolve such issues. A public office is created by the Constitution or by law or by an officer or tribunal to which the power to create the office has been delegated by the legislature.

All amended contracts shall be submitted to the Joint Congressional Power Commission for approval. From a legal standpoint, there is no occupant in an abolished office.

There should not be any controversy if there is an explicit declaration of abolition in the law itself. Downstream Oil Industry Deregulation Act ofwhich prescribed a five-month transition period, before full deregulation of the oil industry, during which Spira would implement an automatic pricing mechanism APM for petroleum products every month.

Shortcut for contact page or form inquiries. Under Executive Order No. We thus need to compare the provisions enumerating the powers and functions of the ERB 913 the ERC to see whether they have substantially the same functions.

Upon the initial implementation of open access, the ERC shall allow all electricity end-users with a monthly average peak demand of at least one megawatt 1MW for the preceding twelve 12 months to be the contestable market. She stated that Civil Service application form no. Reorganized or Abolished Agency. Lzw almost four decades, significant developments in the energy sector changed the landscape of economic regulation in the country.