Department Circular

Department Circular No. DC2014-08-0014


Enjoining All Electricity-consuming Sectors to Implement Demand-Side Management Program and Other Energy Conservation Measures

 

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 7638, otherwise known as "Department of Energy Act of 1992," declares the policy of the State to ensure a continuous, adequate, and economic supply of energy with the end in view of ultimately achieving self-reliance in the country's energy requirements through the integrated and intensive exploration, production, management, and development of the country's indigenous energy resources, and through the judicious conservation, renewal and efficient utilization of energy to keep peace with the country's growth and economic development and 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. DC2014-08-0013


Adopting New Mechanisms and Procedures in the Registration of All Subcontracts and Agreements Entered into by Petroleum Service Contractors under Presidential Decree No. 87, as Amended, and Coal Operating Contract

 

WHEREAS, Section 5 (h) of Republic Act No. 7638 or the "Department of Energy Act of 1992", asd amended, states that the Department of Energy (DOE) shall exercise supervision and control over all government activities relative to energy projects;

WHEREAS, Presidential Decree No. 1354, which imposes final income tax on subcontractors and alien employees of Petroleum Service Contractors and subcontractors engaged in petroleum operations in the Philippines mandates the registration of subcontracts with the Bureau of Energy Development (BED);




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Department Circular No. DC2014-07-0012


Accelerating Household Electrification in Off-Grid and Isolated Areas through Electricity Supply by Regulated Solar Home Systems

 

WHEREAS, Section 2 of Republic Act No. 9136, otherwise known as the "Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001" or "EPIRA," declares 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, Section 23 of the EPIRA states that the Distribution Utilities (DUs) shall provide universal service within their franchise area, over a reasonable time from the requirement thereof, including unviable areas, as part of their social obligation, in a manner that shall sustain the economic viability of the utility, subject of the approval of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), in the case of private or government-owned utilities;




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Department Circular No. DC2014-07-0011


Amending Section 2, Item (A) of Department Circular DC2009-01-0001

 

WHEREAS, Section 2 of Republic Act No. 9136, otherwise known as the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 has declared among others, that it is the policy of the State to ensure reliability, quality and security of supply of electric power;




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Department Circular No. DC2014-05-0010


Amending the Interim Mindanao Electricity Market Rules and Providing for Transitory Arrangements

 

WHEREAS, Section 2 (b) of Republic Act. No. 9136 or the "Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001" (EPIRA) states the declared policy of the State to ensure the quality, reliability, security and affordability of the supply of electric power;




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Department Circular No. DC2014-03-0009


Declaring a New Commercial Launch Date for the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) Reserve Market and Directing a Central Scheduling and Dispatch of Energy and Contracted Reserves

 

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

a) ensure the reliability, quality, and security of supply of electric power;

b) encourage power sector investments in the electricity sector and promote development of indigenous and renewable energy sources and develop policies and procedures, and;

c) 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;




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Department Circular No. DC2014-03-0008


Adopting Further Amendments to the WESM Rules (Prudential Requirements)

 

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. DC2014-03-0007


Adopting Further Amendments to the WESM Rules (Procedure for Load Shedding)

 

WHEREAS, Section 37 of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act 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. DC2014-03-0006


Directing the Operation of all Existing Generation Capacities in the Mindanao Grid

 

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9136 otherwise known as the "Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001" (EPIRA) declares as policy of the State, among others, to ensure the quality, reliability, security and affordability of the supply of electric power;




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Department Circular No. DC2014-02-0005


Reiterating a Transparent & Competitive System of Awarding Service and Operating Contracts for Petroleum & Coal Prospective Areas, Repealing for this Purpose Department Circular Nos. DC2011-12-0010 & DC2012-02-0003

 

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 contracts with contractors;




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