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Energy dept seeks progress on RCOA

By Jordeene Sheex Lagare – The Manila Times Online The Department of Energy (DoE) is determined to move forward and resume the retail competition and open access (RCOA) scheme despite a temporary restraining order issued by the Supreme Court. The DoE recently...

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ERC still in a legal bind in resolving RES licenses

By Myrna M. Velasco – Manila Bulletin Despite “risk of default” raised by retail electricity suppliers (RES), the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has admitted that it still has its hands legally tied because of the temporary restraining order of the Supreme Court...

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Supreme Court guidance sought on power supply competition

By Victor V. Saulon – BusinessWorld THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is planning to ask the Supreme Court for guidance on how the power industry should move after rules governing retail competition and open access (RCOA) was put on hold and left electricity...

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SC justice sounds alarm over leakages

By Jomar Canlas – The Manila Times A Supreme Court (SC) justice expressed alarm over alleged leakages of documents at the tribunal that came to fore after they ordered a temporary stop to the implementation of a landmark policy allowing consumers to choose their own...

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Japan Ministry drafts action plan to assist PH power sector

By Ronnel W. Domingo – Philippine Daily Inquirer The Japanese government has drawn up a proposed power sector action plan for the Philippines aimed at helping solve electricity problems in the country such as rising demand and high cost for consumers. According to...

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Power supply seen stable in next two months

By Ronnel W. Domingo – Philippine Daily Inquirer The power supply situation in Luzon will be “stable” in the next eight weeks with a gross reserve of at least 1,350 megawatts in generating capacity available at the time of the year when demand peaks, according to the...

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ERC upholds jurisdiction over “competition” cases

By Myrna M. Velasco – Manila Bulletin The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has upheld jurisdiction over anti-competitive cases that involve players in the restructured electricity sector. This was asserted by the ERC in a ruling rendered relating to a motion filed...

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