20th Electric Power Industry Reform Act Implementation Status Report


In the current power situation in Mindanao, the government called for the cooperation of stakeholders in achieving winnable solutions. These include the possible transfer of power barges, proper contracting of stakeholders for power supply from power utilities, and the rehabilitation of the Agus and Pulangui hydropower complex. Meanwhile, the government’s plan to resume privatization of the remaining assets necessitates review and assessment of the impact of the past privatization exercises –which is on-going, including the need to strengthen the participation and understanding of the relevant stakeholders in the privatization process.

The 20thStatus Report on EPIRA implementation covering the period November 2011 to April 2012 highlights the latest accomplishments and developments in the restructuring of the electric power industry as outlined in Republic Act No. 9136, otherwise known as Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) of 2001. The present administration strives to address power issues by continuing the implementation of the remaining phase of the reforms particularly the implementation of Retail Competition and Open Access(RCOA).

The Philippine electricity market is now in the process of improving the mechanisms that are envisioned to stimulate competition. Preparations for RCOA are on-going simultaneous with the improvements being infused in the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) governance and operations.

Source InstitutionDepartment of Energy
Source URLhttp://www.doe.gov.ph/doe_files/pdf/01_Energy_Situationer/20th_EPIRA_Status_Report_Final.pdf
Page Count107
Place of PublicationManila
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