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SENATE APPROVES 25-YEAR FRANCHISE FOR SOLAR PARA SA BAYAN

The Senate has approved on third and final reading a measure seeking to grant Solar Para sa Bayan Corporation (SPSB Corp.) a renewable energy distribution franchise. With 16 affirmative votes, no negative votes, and one abstention, the upper chamber approved on third reading House Bill 8179, granting the SPSB Corp. a 25-year franchise to construct, […]

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Government

SOLAR PARA SA BAYAN USING LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISE TO CIRCUMVENT EPIRA – ELECTRIC COOPS

One of the country‚Äôs largest electric cooperative (EC) groups on Tuesday slammed what it said was an attempt by Solar Para sa Bayan Corporation, a private solar power company to circumvent provisions of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA) by obtaining a legislative franchise. In a position paper submitted to House Appropriations […]