Department Circular

Department Circular No. 2009-07-0011

Guidelines Governing a Transparent and Competitive System of Awarding Renewable Energy Service/Operating Contracts and Providing For the Registration Process of Renewable Energy Developers

WHEREAS, pursuant to Article XII, Section 2, of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, all forces of potential energy and other natural resources within the Philippine territory belong to the State and their exploration, development and utilization shall be under the full control of the State;

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Department Circular No. 2004-06-007

Promoting Investment Management Contracts As One Measure In Effecting Greater Private Sector Participation In The Management And Operation Of Rural Electric Cooperatives Pursuant To Section 37 Of Republic Act No. 9136 And Its Implementing Rules And Regulations


WHEREAS, under Section 2 of the Republic Act 9136, otherwise known as the “Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001” or “EPIRA,” it is declared policy of the State to: (i) ensure and accelerate the total electrification of the country; (ii) ensure the quality, reliability, security and affordability of the supply of electric power; and (iii) enhance the inflow of private capital and broaden the base of the power generation, transmission and distribution sectors.

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 37(e)(i) and (ii) of EPIRA and Section 1, Rule 3 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of EPIRA or “EPIRA-IRR,” the Department of Energy (DOE) is mandated to encourage private sector investments in the electricity sector, and to facilitate and encourage reforms in the structure and operation of distribution utilities for greater efficiency and lower costs;

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 37(e)(p) of EPIRA and Rule 3 of EPIRA-IRR, the DOE has the responsibility to formulate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement the objectives of EPIRA;

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 43 of EPIRA, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) shall, inter alia, promote competition, encourage market development, and ensure customer choice in the restructured electricity industry;

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 58(b) of EPIRA and Section 3, Rule 3 of EPIRA-IRR, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) is mandated to develop and implement programs to strengthen the technical capability and financial viability of rural electric cooperatives; NOW, THEREFORE, FOR AND IN CONSIDERATION OF THE FOREGOING PREMISES, the DOE hereby promulgates the following guidelines to promote private sector partnership and participation in the operations of rural electric cooperatives or “ECs” toward sustainable financial viability, enhance ECs access to private capital, and to improve services to electricity end-users.

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Department Circular No. 2011-12-0013

Utilization of Locally Produced BIOETHANOL in the Production of E-Gasoline Consistent With the BIOFUELS Act Of 2006


WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9367, otherwise known as the "Biofuels Act of 2006", sets out the policy to reduce the country's dependence on imported fuels with due regard to the protection of public health, the environment, and the natural ecosystems consistent with the country's sustainable economic growth that would expand opportunities for livelihood by mandating the use of locally-sourced biofuels, such as biodiesel and bioethanol, in to the fuel supply mix;

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Department Circular No. 2011-12-0012

Adopting Further Amendments to the WESM Rules (WESM Rules Section 5.2.6 Market Audit)


WHEREAS, Rule 8.6 of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) Rules provides for the approval by the Department of Energy (DOE) of proposals for any WESM Rules changes upon endorsement by the Philippine Electricity Market (PEM) Board.

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Department Circular No. 2011-12-0011

Adopting Further Amendments To The WESM Rules (WESM Rules Section 3.14.9 Settlement Revisions)


WHEREAS, Rule 8.6 of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) Rules provides for the approval by the Department of Energy (DOE) of proposals for any WESM Rules changes upon endorsement by the Philippine Electricity Market (PEM) Board;

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Department Circular No. 2011-12-0010

Reiterating A Transparent And Competitive System Of Awarding Service And Operating Contacts For Petroleum And Coal Prospective Areas Repealing For This Purpose Department Circular Nos. Dc2009-04-0004 and DC2010-03-0005, and Department Order No. 2010-06-0001


WHEREAS, Section 4 of Presidential Decree No. (PD) 87, as amended, otherwise known as the "Oil Exploration and Development Act of 1972" and Section 4 of PD 972, as amended, otherwise known as "The Coal Development Act of 1976", allow the Philippine Government (the "Government") to promote and undertake the exploration, development, and production of the country's indigenous petroleum and coal resources through service/ operating contacts with contractors;

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Department Circular No. 2011-08-0008

Guidelines for the Release and Disposal of Impounded Liquefied Petroleum Gas Cylinders


WHEREAS, Republic Act (R.A.) No. 7638, otherwise known as the "Department of Energy Act of 1992" mandates the Department of Energy (DOE) to exercise supervision and control over all government activities relative to energy projects, as well as establish and administer programs for the storage of energy resources;

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Department Circular No. 2011-07-0007

Ensuring the Adequacy And Readiness Of The National Transmission System To Accommodate New Generating Capacities From Emerging Renewable Energy (RE) Technologies


WHEREAS, Section 37 (i) of Republic Act No. 9136 otherwise known as the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2011 (EPIRA), provides that the Department of Energy (DOE) shall develop policies and procedures, and as appropriate, promote a system of energy development incentives to enable and encourage power industry participants to provided adequate capacity to meet demand including, among others, reserve requirements;

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Department Circular No. 2011-03-0005

Further Amending Section 14 Of Department Circular No. 98-03-004 Entitled "Rules And Regulations Implementing Republic Act 8479, Downstream Oil Industry Deregulation Act Of 1998, " As Amended By Department Circular No. 2003-06-007


SECTION 1. Coverage: Pursuant to Chapter VII, Section 23 of Republic Act No. 8479, otherwise known as the "Downstream Oil Industry Deregulation Act of 1998", Section 14 (paragraph) c of Department Circular No. 98-03-004, as amended by Department Circular No. 2002-05-001, is hereby further amended to read as follows:


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Department Circular No. 2011-03-0004

Enjoining The Strict Compliance Of The Downstream Oil Industry Participants To The Reportorial Requirements Of Republic Act No. 8479 And Other Related Issuances


WHEREAS, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued Department Circular No. 98-03-004 which provided that all persons or entities engaged in any activity or business of the downstream oil industry shall be subject to certain reportorial requirements;

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