Call for Comments on the Draft Department Circulars (DCs) on the Proposed Amendments to the Test and Commissioning Policy and Various Draft DCs Related to Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) Rules and Manuals

The Department of Energy is hereby requesting all interested parties to submit comments on the draft Department Circulars entitled:

i.    Amending Certain Provisions of Department Circular No. DC2021-06-0013 on the Framework Governing the Test and Commissioning of Generation Facilities for Ensuring Readiness to Deliver Energy to the Grid or Distribution Network:​​​

ii.    Adopting further amendments to the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) rules and various market manuals (Provisions on Maximum Available Capacity):​​​

iii.   Amendments to the WESM Rules and Manual on Forecast Accuracy Standards on Matters Relating to Enforcement Proceedings:​​​

iv.   Adopting amendments to the WESM rules and WESM manual on Dispatch Protocol (Provisions on the re-dispatching, reporting, and Market Intervention/Market Suspension procedures):​​​

v.   Adopting amendments to the WESM Rules and WESM Registration Manual in view of DOE DC2022-10-0031 “Declaring All Renewable Energy Resources as Preferential Dispatch Generating Units in the WESM Amending for this Purpose Department Circular No. DC2015-03-0001:​​​

vi.   Amendments to the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) Manual on Dispute Resolution regarding Disputes under the Retail Rules:​​​


Proposals/Comments will be accepted until 08 September 2023 to:

Fax: (02) 8840-1773



Irma C. Exconde

Director IV

Electric Power Industry Management Bureau

4th Floor DOE Bldg., Energy Center, Rizal Drive

Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City






Public Consultation


23 August 2023

Metro Manila


06 September 2023

Cebu City


31 August 2023

General Santos City