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EXTEND ELECTRICITY LIFELINE RATE SUBSIDIES FOR 20 MORE YEARS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the extension of lifeline rate subsidies for 20 more years in order to provide continuous relief to marginalized households or those who consume 100 kilowatt-hours or less of monthly electricity. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy has filed Senate Bill No. (SBN) 1583 which seeks to further […]

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PHILRECA SEEKS ERC APPROVAL ANEW TO INVOKE FORCE MAJEURE CLAUSE

The Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc. (PHILRECA) is again seeking approval from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to allow them to avail of the prompt payment discount and invoke the ‘force majeure’ clause in their power supply agreements. PHILRECA Executive Director and General Manager Janeene Depay-Colingan reiterated this request as she assured the 121 […]

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CLEAR CONFUSION OVER HIGH ELECTRICITY BILLS – GATCHALIAN URGES ERC, DOE

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to issue a fresh advisory that will help clear the confusion on high electricity bills amid numerous complaints, especially from areas that are now under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). During a recent Committee of the Whole hearing, Gatchalian […]

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POWER COOPS COMPLIED WITH ALL DIRECTIVES OF GOVERNMENT REGULATORS – PHILRECA

The Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc. (PHILRECA) on Monday said the 121 electric cooperatives (ECs) in the country have complied with all the directives of government regulatory agencies to protect the interests of consumers during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) period.  PHILRECA Executive Director and General Manager lawyer Janeene Depay-Colingan issued the statement in […]

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INCLUDE ELECTRIC BILL SUBSIDY IN SOCIAL AMELIORATION PROGRAM – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian has commended the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for swiftly acting on his call to implement measures that will protect electricity users during the ongoing extended Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), including the staggered payment of electric bills. The ERC issued an advisory on the staggered payment scheme of electric bills for up to […]

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STAGGER PAYMENT OF ELECTRICITY BILLS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian said the government needs to come up with a solution to ease the burden of Filipino households, whose electricity bills are expected to pile up after a month of reprieve especially that the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) has been extended to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Gatchalian expressed concern […]

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CONSUMERS SHOULDN’T PAY UNUSED ELECTRICITY AMID COVID-19 QUARANTINE – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and power generating companies (GenCos) to relax the provisions in the Power Supply Agreements (PSAs) so that consumers will not have to pay for unused electricity since there has been a decrease in electricity demand during this time of enhanced community quarantine. Gatchalian expressed fears that […]

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GATCHALIAN TO ERC: SHORTEN TIME FRAME OF REGULATORY RESET

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to stick to its commitments on the final determination of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines’ (NGCP) fourth regulatory period. During the deliberation of the ERC’s proposed ₱954.944 million budget for 2020, Gatchalian grilled ERC chairperson and CEO Agnes Devanadera on the delayed regulatory […]

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SENATE TO PROBE NGCP IPO DELAY – GATCHALIAN

The Senate Committee on Energy will take another look at the possible reason preventing the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) from going public. Senator Win Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, stressed that the initial public offering (IPO) of NGCP, which is mandated under the law, is now long overdue as […]

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ERC-PCC MOA TO BOOST FIGHT VS COLLUSION IN POWER SECTOR – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian commended  government efforts to boost its fight against the anti-competitive and collusive behavior in the power sector as a partnership was forged in conducting a coordinated investigation related to competition issues in the industry. Gatchalian made the statement following the signing of a memorandum of agreement between the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) […]