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Advisories & Notices
Call for Comments for the Proposed Amendments to the Retail Rules and Manuals on Switching Requirement related to the Certification of No Outstanding Balance (ORCP-RR-RM-22-07)
Thu, 25 Aug 2022

The Rules Change Committee (RCC) is inviting all WESM Members and interested parties to submit comments to the Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines (IEMOP) Proposed Amendments to the Retail Rules and Manuals on Switching Requirement related to the Certification of No Outstanding Balance (ORCP-RR-RM-22-07).


The proposal aims to provide a mechanism for Suppliers (i.e., Retail Electricity Suppliers and Renewable Energy Suppliers) and Retail Customers (i.e., Contestable Customers and GEOP End-Users) to comply with the switching requirements for Retail Customers to have no outstanding balance with a Network Service Provider (NSP) or an incumbent Supplier. The proposal seeks to:


  1. Introduce a pre-switching procedure allowing the NSP or incumbent Supplier and Retail Customer to coordinate and settle any outstanding balance prior to the deadline of submission of complete requirements to the Central Registration Body (CRB); and
  2. Allow CRB to provisionally accept signed undertaking by the Retail Customer in lieu of signed certification/attestation by the NSP or incumbent Supplier subject to confirmation of the NSP or incumbent Supplier prior to the proposed effective switch date.


The documents proposed to be amended are the RCC and PEM Board-approved versions under RCC No. 2022-07 that is still pending DOE approval as of date. These are the following:

  1. Retail Rules
  2. Retail Manual on Market Transactions Procedures
  3. Retail Manual on Green Energy Option Program Procedures


You can download a copy of the discussion paper and matrix of the proposed amendments from the proposal webpage.


Kindly submit your comments (in Word format) through the File a Submission page no later than 06 October 2022or 30 working days from the date of publication (24 August 2022). Please input in the proper field the e-mail address of your point person(s) with whom we could further contact regarding activities related to the processing of the proposal.


Kindly direct any questions and clarifications to mag_rrd@wesm.ph. Thank you.

 

Rules Review Division
Market Assessment Group
Philippine Electricity Market Corporation
+632 8631 8734 | mag_rrd@wesm.ph | www.wesm.ph
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