WESM Advisory Announcements

Public Consultation on the Proposed Amendments to the WESM Rules and Market Manuals and Call for Comments Related to Market Surveillance, Enforcement and Compliance

The Department of Energy (DOE), in the exercise of its mandate under the Republic Act No. 9136 otherwise known as Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) of 2001, enjoins the stakeholders to participate in the conduct of the Public Consultation on the Proposed Amendments to the WESM Rules and Market Manuals Related to Market Surveillance, Enforcement and Compliance.

The activity shall be conducted to seek inputs and recommendation from the public. The proposed amendments to be discussed/deliberated are the following:

  1. WESM Rules;
  2. Enforcement and Compliance Manual;
  3. Market Surveillance Manual; and
  4. Penalty Manual Issue 2.0 Department Circulars

The following are the reference materials for the above-mentioned Public Consultation:

All interested parties may send their comments/recommendations until 12:00 noon, 08 February 2019 through pmdd.depdms@gmail.com or fax at 840-1773 with the format provided. [Format of Comments/Recommendations]

WESM Mindanao

To address the influx of generation capacity in the Mindanao Grid in 2016 which necessitated a mechanism for efficient scheduling, dispatch and settlement of energy transactions, the DOE promulgated Department Circular No. DC2017-05-0009 entitled "Declaring the Launch of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) in Mindanao and Providing for Transition Guidelines".  The said Circular was signed by Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi on 4 May 2017, published in two newspapers of general circulation on 23 May 2017 and became effective on 7 June 2017.

Through the said policy issuance, the WESM was officially launched in Mindanao on 26 June 2017, which also signaled the start of Trial Operations. Commercial operations will commence upon compliance to the criteria set out in Section 4 of the DC2017-05-0009. Following are the relevant information to this undertaking.

a. Department Circulars

b. Advisories / Announcements

c. Activities Conducted