Department Circular

Department Circular NO. DC2015-06-0009


Providing for Additional Guidelines for Distribution Utilities in Complying with their Mandate to Ensure Supply Security

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to the declared policy of the State under Republic Act No. 9136, otherwise known as the "Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA)," the Department of Energy (DOE) is mandated to ensure reliability, quality and security of electric power;




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Department Circular NO. DC2015-06-0008


Mandating All Distribution Utilities to Undergo Competitive Selection Process (CSP) in Securing Power Supply Agreements (PSA)

 

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9136, otherwise known as the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA)," declares among others the following policy of the State:

  1. Ensure the quality, reliability, security and affordability of tbe supply of electric power;
  2. Ensure transparent and reasonable prices of electricity in a regime of free and fair competition and full public accountability to achieve greater operational and economic efficiency and enhance the competitiveness of Philippine products in the global market;
  3. Enhance the inflow of private capital and broaden the ownership base of the power generation, transmission and distribution sectors; and
  4. Protect the public interest as it is affected by the rates and services of electric utilities and other providers of electric power.



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Erratum for Department Circular No. DC2015-06-0004


Erratum for DC2015-06-0004 as underscored:


 

Section 2. Quality Monitoring. The DOE, through the OIMB and the counterpart Field Offices, shall, among others, conduct random quality and quantity sampling and testing of gasoline and diesel obtained from the facilities of the oil companies to ensure compliance with Section 1 of this Circular: Provided further, That failure to comply with the PNS shall constitute the offense of Adulteration as defined and punishable under existing circulars.




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Department Circular no. DC2015-06-0007


Revised guidelines on the utilization of locally-produced bio ethanol in the production of e-gasoline


 

WHEREAS, Department Circular No. 2011-12-0013 was issued on 15 December 2011 with the primary purpose of ensuring that all locally produced bioethanol by the accredited bioethanol producers are purchased and utilized by the oil companies before the latter are allowed to import supplemental bioethanol to comply with the Bioethanol mandate;

WHEREAS, through Department Circular No. 2011-12-0013, the mechanism of Local Monthly Allocation (LMA) and Notice of Allowable Bioethanol Importation (NASI) was institutionalized specifically to monitor actual bioethanol requirement and utilization of both local and imported bioethanol on a monthly basis, with non-compliance therewith to be subject to certain penalties;




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Department Circular no. DC2015-06-0006


Providing for the guidelines in the conduct of inspection using mobile monitoring and testing laboratory


 

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 8479 otherwise known as the "Downstream Oil Industry Deregulation Act of 1998", applies to all person or entities engaged in any and all activities of the domestic downstream oil industry and mandates the Department of Energy to ensure a truly competitive market under a regime of fair prices, adequate and continuous supply of environmentally-clean and high quality petroleum products;

WHEREAS, Section 14 of RA 8479 empowers the DOE and DOE Secretary to monitor the quality of petroleum products and stop the operation of businesses involved in the sale of petroleum products which do not comply with the national standards of quality that are aligned with the national standards/protocols of quality;




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Department Circular no. DC2015-06-0005


Amending department circular no. 2011-02-0001 entitled "mandatory use of biofuel blend"


 

WHEREAS, as of 2014, the bioethanol requirement of the local market runs to as high as 455 million liters and it is projected that this will increase in the near future to an average of about 5% annually in order to meet the ten percent (10%) bioethanol blend requirement as required under Section 5.2 of the Biofuels Act of 2006 (Biofuels Act) and Department Circular No. 2011-02-0001;

WHEREAS, on 04 July 2013, the NBB recommended allowing the exemption of gasoline products of certain grade as one of the courses of actions that will address the problem in the best interest of the country as this will reduce our imports, encourage the local producers to increase their output and improve the power of choice at lower cost of the Filipino customers;




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Department Circular no. DC2015-06-0004


Implementing the corresponding Philippine national standard specifications (PNS) for the euro 4/iv-ph fuels complying with the euro 4/iv emissions standard


 

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

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 8749 otherwise known as the "Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999", mandates the use of environmentally clean fuels which meet specified emission standards and directs the DOE, together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Bureau of Product Standards (BPS), and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and other stakeholders, to set specifications for all types of fuel and fuel-related products and improve fuel composition;




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Department Circular no. DC2015-06-0003


Providing the interim manner of declaring bilateral contract quantities (BCG) in the wholesale electricity spot market (WESM) and directing the Philippine electricity market corporation (PEMC) to establish necessary protocols to complement the interruptible load program (ILP)


 

WHEREAS, Republic Act (RA) No. 7638 or the "Department of Energy (DOE) Act of 1992" mandates the DOE to formulate policies for the planning and implementation of a comprehensive program for the efficient supply and economical use of energy;




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Department Circular no. DC2015-04-0002


Directing all generation companies, distribution utilities and independent power producer administrators to submit to the department of energy reportorial requirements and other pertinent data as may be required for the formulation of the power supply and demand forecasts of the power development plan

 

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9135, otherwise known as the "Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA) declares as policy of the State, among others, to ensure quality, reliability, security and affordability of the supply of electric power;

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 37 of the EPIRA, the Department of Energy (DOE) is mandated to supervise the restructuring of the electric power industry as well as among other things, to:




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Department Circular No. DC2015-03-0001


Promulgating the framework for the implementation of must dispatch and priority dispatch of renewable energy resources in the wholesale electricity spot market

 

WHEREAS, under Section 2 of Republic Act No. 9138, otherwise known as the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA), it is the declared policy of the State to among others, promote the utilization of indigenous and new and renewable energy resources in power generation in order to reduce dependence on imported energy, and ensure the quality, reliability, security and affordability of the supply of electric power;

WHEREAS, Section 37 of EPIRA mandates the Department of Energy (DOE) to encourage private sector investments and broaden the ownership base in the electric power industry and promote the development of indigenous and renewable energy resources;




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