Department Circular

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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Department Circular No. DC2014-12-0022


Promulgating the Protocol for the Central Scheduling and Dispatch of Energy and Contracted Reserves in Preparation for the Commercial Operation of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) Reserve Market

 

WHEREAS, Section 37 of Republic Act No. 9136, otherwise known as the "Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001" (EPIRA), mandates the Department of Energy (DOE) to among others:




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Department Circular No. DC2014-10-0021


Adopting Further Amendments to the WESM Rules (Provisions for Must-Run Units)

 

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. DC2014-10-0020


Adopting Further Amendments to the Retail Market Manuals (Compliance and Implementation with Reference to Investigation of Retail Metering Service Provider's Infraction Involving Meter Data and Metering Facilities)

 

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. DC2002-06-003;




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Department Circular No. DC2014-10-0019


Revoking Section 1 of Department Circular No. DC2013-12-0029 Entitled "Adopting an Interim Criteria for the Declaration of Market Intervention in the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market"

 

WHEREAS, Section 37 of the Republic Act No. 9136, otherwise known as the "Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001" (EPIRA), the Department of Energy (DOE) is mandated to, among other things to:

a) Supervise the restructuring of the electric power industry;

b) Formulate rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement the objectives of EPIRA; and

c) Exercise such other powers, as may be necessary or incidental to attain the objectives of EPIRA;




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Department Circular No. DC2014-09-0018


Prescribing the Policies for the Implementation of the Household Electrification Program and Creating the Household Unified Strategic Electrification (HOUSE) Team for the Purpose of Achieving the Country's Total El

 

WHEREAS, Sections 3(a) of the Republic Act No. 9316 or the "Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001" (EPIRA) states that it is the policy of the State to ensure and accelerate the total electrification of the country while Section 23 of the EPIRA requires all DUs to provide universal service within their franchise areas, over a reasonable time, including inviable areas, as part of their social obligations;

 




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Department Circular No. DC2014-09-0017


Amending Certain Provisions of Department Circular No. DC2013-07-0015, or the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10531 Otherwise Known as the National Electrification Reform Act of 2013

 

WHEREAS, Section 16 of Republic Act No. (R.A.) 10531, otherwise known as the "National Electrification Administration (NEA) Reform Act of 2013" or "RA 10531" provides that the Department of Energy (DOE) is tasked to formulate the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR);

WHEREAS, Section 6 of RA 10531 provides that NEA is empowered to replace any or all of the members of the board of directors and officers of the electric cooperative and appoint independent board of directors in the Electric Cooperative (EC), as the NEA may deem fit and necessary, to attain the objectives of RA 10531;




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Department Circular No. DC2014-08-0016


Adopting Further Amendments to the WESM Rules (Market Network Model)

 

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. DC2014-08-0015


Implementing the Specification for PNS/DOE QS 004:2012 and the General Sticker Labeling Requirement for Dispensing Pumps of Fame-Blended Diesel Oils

 

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 the operators of both government and private entities involved in energy resource supply and distribution;

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 87 49, otherwise known as the "Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999", mandates the use of environmentally clean fuels which meet specified emission standards to ensure a clean and healthy air for the citizenry and to contribute to the global effort of reducing Greenhouse Gases 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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