WHEREAS, Section 4.1 of the said Transitory Rules provides that:
From June 26, 2013 to December 25, 2013, Contestable Customers who are not able to contract with a RES shall continue to be served by the DU. However, such CCs shall show that they have exhausted all means in securing an RSC with a RES to the ERC”;
WHEREAS, the Transitory Rules provide a timeline on when Contestable Customers (CCs) should enter into Retail Supply Contracts (RSCs);
WHEREAS, a significant number of CCs manifested their difficulties to get fixed offers from Retail Electricity Suppliers (RES) and requested that they be allowed to continue as customers of their respective distribution utilities (DUs);
WHEREAS, there is a need to address the issues and concerns raised by these CCs so as to ensure continuity of electricity supply to them after June 25, 2013;
WHEREAS, on May 24, 2013, the ERC posted for comments the proposed “Resolution Suppletory to Section 4.1 of the Transitory Rules for the Initial Implementation of Open Access and Retail Competition”;
WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Republic Act No. 9136 (R.A. 9136) and after a careful consideration of the various views and comments submitted by interested parties, the ERC deems it appropriate to adopt the additional provisions in the Transitory Rules for the Initial Implementation of Open Access and Retail Competition;
NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to its mandate to promote competition and protect customer interests, the ERC hereby RESOLVES, as it is hereby RESOLVED, to APPROVE and ADOPT the following supplemental Rules to the Transitory Rules for the Initial Implementation of Open Access and Retail Competition:
Let copies of this Resolution be furnished all parties concerned and the University of the Philippines Law Center - Office of the National Administrative Register (UPLC-ONAR), all the licensed Retail Electricity Suppliers and all distribution utilities.
This Resolution shall take effect immediately following its publication in a newspaper of general circulation.
(SGD.) ZENAIDA G. CRUZ-DUCUT
(SGD.) MARIA TERESA A.R. CASTAÑEDA
(SGD.) JOSE C. REYES
(SGD.) ALFREDO J. NON
GLORIA VICTORIA C. YAP-TARUC (On Official Travel)