Department Circular

Department Circular No. 2005-04-003


Promoting the Use of Coco-Biodiesel as an Alternative Clean Fuel

 

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 7638, An Act Creating the Department of Energy declares that it shall be the policy of the State to develop the country’s indigenous energy resources taking into consideration the active participation of the private sector in the various areas of energy resource development;




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Department Circular No. 2005-03-002


Rules and Regulations Governing the Establishment and Implementation of the Alternative Fuels Fund

 

WHEREAS, it is the policy of the Government to ensure continuous, adequate and economic supply of indigenous energy to increase self-reliance in the country’s energy requirements;




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Department Circular No. 2005-02-001


Directing The National Power Corporation, National Transmission Corporation, Distribution Utilities And Independent Power Producers To Adopt Contingency Measures To Minimize The Impact Of El Nino In The Mindanao Power System

 

WHEREAS, it is the policy of the state to ensure a continuous, adequate and economic supply of energy through the judicious conservation, renewal and efficient utilization of energy which includes electric power, pursuant to Section 2 of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 7638, known as the “Department of Energy Act of 1992";

WHEREAS, the Department of Energy (DOE) exercises supervision and control over all government activities relative to energy projects pursuant to Section 5 (h) of R.A. No. 7638, as amended by R.A. No. 9136, known as the "Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001" and that the DOE is authorized under Section 5 (p) thereof to formulate rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement the objectives of said R.A No. 7638, as amended;

WHEREAS, scientific studies predict the impending occurrence of the El Niño phenomenon and its effects in the months covering March to December 2005, which will directly imperil the supply of electric power from hydro resources especially in Mindanao;

WHEREAS, the availability of the electricity is vested with public interest such that it is incumbent upon the government to take the necessary measures to ensure the continuous operation of vital industries in Mindanao by ensuring that there will be no interruptions in the delivery of electricity:




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Department Circular No. 2004-12-011


Requiring The National Power Corporation, The National Transmission Corporation And Distribution Utilities To Ensure Adequate And Reliable Electric Power Supply, And Promoting Energy Conservation During The Christmas Holidays

 

WHEREAS, it is the policy of the state to ensure the quality, reliability, security and affordability of electric power; WHEREAS, it is the policy of the State to protect the public interest as it is affected by the services of electric utilities and other providers of electric power; WHEREAS, with the advent of the Christmas Season, it is incumbent upon the government to ensure that the holidays can be fully enjoyed by Filipinos throughout the country, by ensuring that there will be no interruptions in the delivery of electricity;




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Department Circular No. 2004-09-010


Providing For Oil Price Reporting Through the DOE ENERTEXT

 

WHEREAS, R.A. 8479, otherwise known as the "Downstream Oil Industry Deregulation Act of 1998", mandates the Department of Energy (DOE) to ensure a truly competitive market under a regime of fair prices and an adequate and continuous supply of environmentally-clean and high-quality petroleum products;




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Department Circular No. 2004-08-009


Guidelines Implementing The Modification Of Import Duty Rates On Crude Oil And Refined Petroleum Products As Provided Under Executive Order No. 336

 

Pursuant to Sections 6 and 7 of Executive Order (E.O.) No. 336 issued by the President of the Republic of the Philippines on 23 July 2004, the Department of Energy (DOE), in coordination with the Department of Finance (DOF), Bureau of Customs (BOC), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), hereby adopts the following guidelines to implement the increase of tariff rates on imported crude oil and refined petroleum products.

1. Title - These guidelines shall be known as the "Implementing Guidelines for the Modification of Import Duty Rates on Crude Oil and Refined Petroleum Products' and shall be hereafter referred to as the "Guidelines".

2. Scope and Coverage - These Guidelines shall apply to all articles listed in Annex A of said E.O.

3. Determination of the Trigger Price The DOE shall deem that the trigger price has been reached if any of the following conditions have been met a) If there is a decrease in the monthly average price Of crude oil on a calendar basis by $1.00/bbl from the August 2004 average Dubai crude price; or b) If there is a decrease of $3.00/bbl in the average price of diesel, based on seven (7) trading days, from August 2004 average MOPS price.

4. Notification Process The DOE shall issue a certification to the DOF and BOG, copy furnished the DTI, NEDA and [lie oil importers, that the trigger level has been reached. 5. Effectivity These Guidelines shall take effect upon complete publication in two (2) newspapers of general circulation. Issued in Fort Bonifacio, City of Taguig this 25th day of August 2004. (Sgd.) VINCENT S. PEREZ Secretary

Department Circular No. 2004-07-008


Electric Power Industry Privatization Act Of 2001- R.A. NO. 9136

 

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9136, otherwise known as the "Electric Power Industry Privatization Act of 2001" (the "Act"), which became effective on 26 June 2001, provides for the framework for the restructuring of the electric power industry to bring about a free and fair competition on the pricing of electricity;

WHEREAS, the Act mandates the establishment of a wholesale electricity spot market (the "WESM") where the trading of electricity can be made;

WHEREAS, the Act enjoined the Department of Energy (the "DOE") to establish the WESM and to jointly formulate with the electric power industry participants the detailed rules thereof, within one (1) year from the effectivity thereof, provided, that the price determination methodology shall be subject to the approval of the Energy Regulatory Commission (the "ERC");




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Department Circular No. 2004-06-006


Prescribing The Qualification Criteria For The Qualified Third Party Pursuant To Section 59 Of “The Electric Power Industry Reform Act Of 2001,” And Its Implementing Rules And Regulations

 

WHEREAS, it is the policy of the State to ensure and accelerate the total electrification of the country;

WHEREAS, Section 59 of Republic Act No. 9136, otherwise known as the “Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001” or “EPIRA,” has opened to other Qualified Third Parties (QTPs) the provision of electric service in remote and unviable areas that the franchised Distribution Utility is unable to service;

WHEREAS, pursuant to Rule 13 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of “EPIRA” or “EPIRA-IRR,” the Department of Energy (DOE) is tasked to issue specific guidelines on how to encourage the inflow of private capital and the manner whereby other parties can participate in the missionary electrification projects set forth in the Missionary Electrification Development Plan (MEDP); WHEREAS, pursuant to Rule 14 of the EPIRA-IRR, the DOE shall set the criteria for determining QTPs that may participate in providing electricity to remote and unviable areas which may include financial, technical, environmental, and other indices of performance; WHEREAS, the DOE deems it appropriate to broaden its approach to rural and missionary electrification through the creation of a market-based environment that is conducive to private sector investment and participation and encourages technology transfer, and research and development; NOW, THEREFORE, FOR AND IN CONSIDERATION OF THE FOREGOING PREMISES, the DOE hereby promulgates the following guidelines setting out the qualification criteria for the determination of QTPs that may be authorized to participate in missionary electrification program of the Government as set out in the EPIRA and its IRRs.




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Department Circular No. 2004-05-005


Streamlining and Rationalizing the Grant of Subsidies in the Electrification of Missionary Areas Using Solar Photovoltaic Systems

 

WHEREAS, Section 2 of Republic Act No. 9136, otherwise known as the “Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001” or “EPIRA,” declares that it is the policy of the State to ensure and accelerate the total electrification of the country as well as to ensure the quality, reliability, security and affordability of the supply of electric power;

WHEREAS, the Department of Energy (“DOE”), in pursuance of the above policies of the State has targeted the attainment of 100 percent barangay electrification level by 2006 and energization of 90 percent of total potential households by 2017;

WHEREAS, Rule 13 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of EPIRA or “EPIRA-IRR” mandates the DOE to formulate a Missionary Electrification Development Plan (MEDP) which shall include a program for the provision of capital investment and operations regarding capacity additions in existing missionary areas and the facilities to be provided in other areas not connected to the transmission system;




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Department Circular No. 2004-04-004


Guidelines On The Issuance Of Certificate Of Accreditation And Certificate Of Authority To Import Under The Natural Gas Vehicle Program For Public Transport

 

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 66, series of 2002 entitled "Designating the Department of Energy (DOE) as the Lead Agency in Developing the Philippine Natural Gas Industry", mandates the DOE to ensure a unified and coordinated effort towards establishing a successful and robust natural gas industry;




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