Pursuant to Sections 37 and 77 of Republic Act No. , an Act Ordaining. Reforms in the Philippine Electric Power Industry, otherwise known as the. “ Electric. FIFTEEN YEARS ago, Congress enacted the Electric Power Industry Reform Act ( Republic Act No. , aka Epira), aimed to achieve reliable. Congress of the Philippines Eleventh Congress Third Regular Session REPUBLIC ACT NO AN ACT ORDAINING REFORMS IN THE ELECTRIC POWER.

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One, installed capacity from to — the decade before EPIRA — expanded twice but power generation expanded only by 1. For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us. Inits charter was revised by virtue of Republic Actas amended. Font Size A A A.

With these, electricity prices should go down. These include generation, distribution, and transmission charges — the three costliest items — as well as supply, universal, system loss, and metering charges. This certifies it as a stable and referenceable technical standard.

The WESM has in fact proven its worth, showing that it can bring prices down when there are ample supplies to fill demand. A guide to understanding and implementing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2. Shortcut for viewing the content section of the current page. 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.

The PEMC fined the violating companies, who took the matter to the epita. The major aspects of the reforms include the 1 restructuring of the entire power industry to introduce competition in the generation sector, 2 change from government to private ownership, and 3 introduction of a stable regulatory framework for the electricity sector.


This will be a first time since PEMC was created in or after 15 years. To find out more, please lad this link. Compliance to these criteria is measured in three levels: This means the private owners of NPC-privatized power plants were more efficient in optimizing the capacity and efficiency of those plants. Its prices reached their lowest for the year in Septemberwith the recovery in supply after plants came back from shutdowns, coupled with the drop in oil and coal prices. But in dire straits, such as in the post-Yolanda period, even the most expensive last-priority offer ended up being dispatched, leading to the incredible price hike.

The way the WESM works, all participating gencos must submit, for every trading session, generation offers that include the minimum and maximum megawatts they can generate, and at what price. Three, from to last six yearspower generation has expanded 1. By continuing, you are agreeing to our peira of cookies. Remove monopolies in the power industry through privatization of the National Power Corp.

Shortcut for search page. Yet many sectors still glamorize that dark era of state monopoly and endless fiscal deficits. Consequently, the generation charge in our Meralco bills that paw went down to a P3.

With improvements to the WESM rules and their enforcement, and the impending full implementation of retail competition and open access for consumers above kWh of power usage per month, Epira can yet bring electricity prices further down.


But even as contracted prices do not readily adjust to short-term market fluctuations, the WESM made it possible for consumers to still benefit immediately from this reprieve. Yearend thoughts on the AFP. Work is being done to make the system fully compliant with this level.

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But our electricity prices have stayed high and consistently among the highest in the region. This shows again higher efficiency and lower prices by private players.

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Fast expansion in power generation means fast expansion in power consumption and electricity prices are more affordable so the people use more electricity. So now this anomaly will be corrected. Press esc, or click the close the button to close this dialog box. Read our privacy guidelines.

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While intended as a venue for market competition to set power prices, many see the WESM as a venue for alleged collusion among generation companies gencos instead. We use cookies to ensure eepira get the best experience on our website.

There are testable success criteria for each guideline. The EPIRA organized the industry into four 4 sectors, generation, transmission, distribution and supply.