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Call for Comments to the Proposed General Amendments to the WESM Rules, Retail Rules and Various Market Manuals on the Implementation of the Green Energy Option Program (ORCP-WR-RR-WM-RM-22-02)
Wed, 26 Jan 2022


The Rules Change Committee (RCC) is inviting all WESM Members and interested parties to submit comments to the PEM Board-approved Proposed General Amendments to the WESM Rules, Retail Rules and Various Market Manuals on the Implementation of the Green Energy Option Program (ORCP-WR-RR-WM-RM-22-02). The proposal aims to harmonize existing rules with the ERC and DOE issuances on the implementation of the Green Energy Option Program.


The WESM documents for amendments are:


  1. WESM Rules;
  2. WESM Manual on Registration, Suspension and De-registration Criteria and Procedures;
  3. WESM Manual on Billing and Settlement;
  4. Retail Rules;
  5. Retail Manual on Registration Criteria and Procedures;
  6. Retail Manual on Metering Standards and Procedures;
  7. Retail Manual on Market Transactions Procedures;
  8. Retail Manual on Disclosure and Confidentiality of Retail Customer Information; and
  9. Retail Manual on Green Energy Option Program Procedures





The proposed amendments were originally initiated by IEMOP on 04 November 2021 by way of the rules change process for urgent amendments. Following the procedures for processing urgent proposals set forth in Section 7 of the Rules Change Manual, the RCC certified the proposal as urgent, immediately deliberated on the proposal on 12 November 2021, and approved it on 19 November 2021.




RCC Approval

19 November 2021

PEM Board Approval

24 November 2021

Effectivity Date of Revised Rules and Manuals

25 November 2021



The urgent amendments shall remain in effect up to 6 months or until a general amendment on the same matter has been approved by the DOE and becomes continuously in effect, whichever comes first. The updated market rules and manuals could be accessed in this webpage.





Provided below are the relevant materials for your reference:


  1. Original Rules Change Proposal submitted by IEMOP (ORCP-WR-RR-WM-RM-21-12)
  2. Summary of Original Rules Change Proposal (presentation material)
  3. PEM Board-approved urgent proposal (RCC Resolution No. 2021-20)



You may click the link below or in the rules change proposals webpage to download a copy of the background and matrix of the PEM Board-approved proposed general amendments:


ORCP-WR-RR-WM-RM-22-02 background and matrix of proposed general amendments (Please write your comments in the proper columns in the matrix.)



Kindly submit your comments (in Word format) by e-mail at mag_rrd@wesm.ph no later than 11 March 2022or 30 working days from the date of publication (26 January 2022).


Thank you.


Rules Review Division
Market Assessment Group
Philippine Electricity Market Corporation
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