Department Circular

Department Circular No. DC2015-11-0016


Adopting Further Amendments to the WESM Rules and Market Manuals
(Provisions for Over-riding Constraints, Disputes, Verification of Must-Run Units, and Settlement Formulation Between Must-Stop Units and Displaced Generators)

 

WHEREAS, Section 37 of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) provides that the Department of Energy (DOE), jointly with the electric power industry participants, shall establish the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) and formulate the detailed rules governing the operations thereof;

WHEREAS, on 28 June 2002, the DOE, upon the joint endorsement of the electric power industry participants, promulgated the WESM Rules through Department Circular No. DC2002-06-003;

WHEREAS, any changes, amendments, and modifications to the WESM Rules shall be undertaken in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 8 thereof;




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Department Circular No. DC2016-01-0002


Adopting Further Amendments to the WESM Rules (Provisions for the Must Dispatch and Priority Dispatch Generating Units)


 

WHEREAS, Sections 30 and 37(f) of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) provides that the Department of Energy (DOE), jointly with the electric power industry participants, shall establish the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) and formulate the detailed rules governing the operations thereof;

WHEREAS, on 28 June 2002, the DOE, jointly with the electric power industry participants, promulgated the WESM Rules through Department Circular No. DC2002-06-0003;

WHEREAS, any changes, amendments, and modifications to the WESM Rules shall be undertaken in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 8 thereof;




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Department Circular No. DC2016-01-0001


Creating a Power Task Force Election 2016 to Ensure Adequate and Reliable Electric Power Supply Before, During, and After the May 9, 2016 National and Local Elections

WHEREAS, it is the policy of the State to ensure the reliability, quality and security of supply of electric power;

WHEREAS, the Department of Energy (DOE) is mandated to provide a mechanism for the integration, rationalization, and coordination of the various activities to carry out the energy policy of the State;

WHEREAS, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), pursuant to the powers vested in it by the Constitution, the Omnibus Election Code, and other related elections lawsd, has prescribed the rules and procedures to ensure the holding of a free, orderly, honest, peaceful and credible automated national and local elections on 9 May 2016;

 

 




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Department Circular no. DC2015-11-0018


Declaring the commercial operation of the central scheduling and dispatch of energy and contracted reserves in the wholesale electricity spot market and further amendments to its protocol in preparation for the eventual commercial operation of the WESM reserve market


WHEREAS, Section 37 of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA) provides that the Department of Energy (DOE) is mandated to , among others:

a.) Supervise the restructuring of the electric power industry;

b.) Ensure the reliability, quality and security of supply of electric power;

c.) Develop Policies and procedures and, as appropriate , promote a system of energy development incentives to enable and encourage electric power industry participants to provide adequate capacity to meet demand including, among others, reserve requirements; and

d.) Exercise such others powers may be necessary to attain the objectives of the EPIRA;




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Department Circular no. DC2015-11-0017


Creating a technical advisory committee and modeling working group to enable variable renewable energy integration and installation targets


 

WHEREAS, Section 2 of Republic Act 9136, otherwise known as the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA) declares among others as a policy of the State to assure social and environmentally compatible energy sources and infrastructure and promote the utilization of indigenous and new renewable energy resources in power generation in order to reduce dependence on imported energy;




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Department Circular no. DC2015-10-0015


Providing policies for further enhancement of the wholesale electricity spot market (WESM) design and operations


 

WHEREAS, Sections 37 and 30 of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA) mandates the Department of Energy (DOE) to supervise the restructuring of the electricity industry and to establish the Wholesale Electricity Sport Market (WESM), respectively;

WHEREAS, Section 3(a), Rule 9 of the EPIRA Implementing Rules and Regulations (EPIRA IRR), further mandates the DOE to organize and establish the appropriate market design and governance structure of the WESM;




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Department Circular no. DC2015-07-0014


Prescribing the policy for maintaining the share of renewable energy (re) resources in the country's installed capacity through the holistic implementation of the pertinent provisions of republic act no. 9513 or the re act on feed-in tariff (fit) system, priority and must dispatch, among others


 

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 7638 or the "Department of Energy (DOE) Act of 1992" declares as a policy of State, among others, to ensure a continuous, adequate, and economic supply of energy through the integrated and intensive exploration, production, management, and development of the country's indigenous energy resources;

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9136 or the "Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001" or the EPIRA declares the policy of the State to:

(a) Ensure the quality, reliability, security and affordability of the supply of electric power; and

(b) Promote the utilization of indigenous and new and RE resources in power generation in order to reduce dependence on imported energy;




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Department Circular no. DC2015-07-0013


Adopting further amendments to the WESM rules (procedure for changes to the WESM rules and market manuals)


 

WHEREAS, Section 37 of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) provides that the DOE, jointly with the electric power industry participants, shall establish the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) and formulate the detailed rules governing the operations thereof;

WHEREAS, on 28 June 2002, the DOE, upon the joint endorsement of the electric power industry participants, promulgated the WESM Rules through Department Circular No. 2002-06-003;




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Department Circular no. DC2015-07-0012


Implementing the Philippine national standard specification for anhydrous bio-ethanol fuel


 

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 7638, "An Act Creating the Department of Energy (DOE)", tasks the DOE to formulate rules and regulations as may be necessary to guide government and private entities involved in energy resource supply and distribution;

WHEREAS, bioethanol is an energy resource that is environment-friendly, renewable and can be produced locally such that if blended with petroleum products, would support the Government's five point energy independence program as well as the DOE's thrust towards the development of indigenous and renewable energy resources, thus increasing the use of alternative fuels for the transport sector;




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Department Circular no. DC2015-07-0012


Implementing the Philippine national standard specification for anhydrous bio-ethanol fuel


 

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 7638, "An Act Creating the Department of Energy (DOE)", tasks the DOE to formulate rules and regulations as may be necessary to guide government and private entities involved in energy resource supply and distribution;

WHEREAS, bioethanol is an energy resource that is environment-friendly, renewable and can be produced locally such that if blended with petroleum products, would support the Government's five point energy independence program as well as the DOE's thrust towards the development of indigenous and renewable energy resources, thus increasing the use of alternative fuels for the transport sector;




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