Proposed Amendments to the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. , Otherwise known as the “Electric Power Industry. The DOE shall, in consultation with the electric power industry participants and end-users, promulgate the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of this Act . HIGHLIGHTS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. , ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY REFORM ACT OF For the Period October

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Font Size A A A. THE Department of Energy DoE is soliciting comment on draft amendments to the implementing rules and regulations IRR of the law that restructured the energy sector, which privatized power generation, transmission and distribution.

The area should be connected to the main grid subject to the approval of the ERC. Wheeling rate is the charge for transporting electricity from an electrical grid to an electrical load outside the grid. The NEA is also mandated to review and endorse for DoE approval the distribution development plan of each EC containing programs for capital expenditure, full energization of unserved and underserved areas, and rehabilitation plan for ailing cooperatives.


A new provision called for the NEA, as guarantor and loan institution for the electric cooperatives, to ensure that all returns for such undertakings be devoted to activities necessary to achieve the objectives epifa EPIRA, primarily the total electrification of the country.

The DoE sought to strengthen the technical capability and financial viability of ECs by conducting an annual institutional, technical and financial audit of all electric laa, and require and enforce a compliance plan. Read our privacy guidelines.

The agency is also mandated to prepare and submit for DoE approval an annual report on the performance of electric cooperatives. On rate applications or petitions for rate adjustment, the DoE said that if no provisional approval is applied for or issued, the ERC should decide on the merits of the filing not later than 15 months from submission.

The ERC is also directed to promulgate rules and regulations governing electricity suppliers on their conduct of abuse of market power, cartelization and other anti-competitive and discriminatory behavior.


The amendments are intended to prepare electric cooperatives ECs for an environment of open access and retail competition, adding to the responsibilities of NEA, the agency that oversees the ECs.

TransCowith due regard to the TDP transmission development plan duly approved by the DoE and integrated in the power development program.

NEA is also to ensure compliance by the electric epjra board of directors and management to the performance standards approved by the DoE and enforce sanctions and penalties for non-compliance.