ERC: We acted swiftly to resolve OMECO outages

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) stressed it has acted timely to address the rotational power outages being experienced in the province of Occidental Mindoro and alleviate the plight of electricity consumers.

ERC orders 3 DUs to refund overcollections

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) directed three distribution utilities (DUs) to refund over-recoveries charged to their respective customers in line with efforts to help bring down power costs. ERC issued separate notices to Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO), Pangasinan I Electric Cooperative (PANELCO I) and La Union Electric Co. (LUECO). “The Commission resolved to […]

Lucio Tan-led VMC gets ERC OK to operate biomass power plant

Sugar producer Victorias Milling Co. Inc. received the go-signal from the government to operate its 40 megawatt biomass-fired power plant, located in Negros Occidental. In a regulatory filing, VMC said it was granted by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) a provisional authority to operate its biomass co-generation power plant with feed-in-tariff eligible capacity of 21.45 […]

ERC penalizes Consunjis due to excessive downtime of Semirara’s Batangas power plant

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has punished a subsidiary of Semirara Mining and Power Corp. SCC, owned by the Consunji family, for incurring too many outages. Consunjis enjoying red-hot coal demand as Semirara posts highest ever quarterly profit The ERC fined Southwest Luzon Power Corporation (SLPGC) P135,400 for allegedly exceeding the number of allowed unplanned […]

ERC approves P13.8B Meralco refund

Power consumers can expect an average refund of P0.1528 per kilowatthour next month after the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) approved P13.885 billion worth of refund to Manila Electric Co. (Meralco).