Republic Act No. An Act Ordaining Reforms in the Electric Power Industry, Amending for the purpose certain laws and for other purposes. Republic Act No AN ACTORDAINING REFORMS IN THE in accordance with law andrevoke, review and modify such certificates,licenses or the electric In pursuance thereof, Section 5of RA otherwise known as “The .. Reforming the Philippine Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA). RA The Electric Power Industry Reform Act of AN ACT REFORMS IN THE ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE CERTAIN LAWS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. EPIRA Pager.

Author: Ninos Kajinn
Country: Honduras
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Personal Growth
Published (Last): 19 June 2013
Pages: 315
PDF File Size: 19.20 Mb
ePub File Size: 16.35 Mb
ISBN: 898-1-55683-411-9
Downloads: 56810
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kazikasa

Abolition and removal are mutually exclusive concepts. A valid cause for removal exists when, pursuant to a bona fide reorganization, a position has been abolished or rendered redundant or there is a need to merge, divide, or consolidate positions in order to meet the exigencies of the service, or other lawful causes allowed by the Civil Service Law.

After almost four decades, significant developments in the energy sector changed the landscape of economic regulation in the country. The foregoing transfer of powers and functions shall include applicable funds and appropriations, records, equipment, property and such personnel as may be necessary; ProvidedThat with reference to paragraph b of Section 4 hereof, only such amount of funds and appropriations of the Bureau of Energy Utilization, as well as only the personnel thereof who are completely or primarily involved in the exercise by said Bureau of its regulatory and adjudicatory powers and functions, shall be affected by such transfer: On the other hand, TransCo was created to take over the electric transmission function of NPC and the responsibility for planning construction and centralized operation and maintenance of high voltage transmission facilities including grid interconnections and ancillary services.

The ERC shall make copies of such reports available to any interested party upon payment of a charge which reflects the printing costs. The ERC shall verify the reasonable amounts and determine the manner and duration for the full recovery of stranded debt and stranded contract costs as defined herein x x x x.

Debts of Electric Cooperatives. No officer or employee in the career service shall be removed except for a valid cause and after due notice and hearing. In the event a divestment is required, the ERC shall allow the affected party sufficient time to remedy the infraction or for an orderly disposal, but shall in no case exceed twelve 12 months from the issuance of the order.

The ERC shall ensure that all savings realized from the reduction of said mark-ups shall be passed on to all end-users. Towards this end, it shall be responsible for the following key functions in the restructured industry:.


Creation of the National Transmission Company. Enhancement of Technical Competence. Under Executive Order No. As of February 1,of the two hundred twelve ERB employees, one hundred thirty eighty [sic] were rehired and appointed to ERC plantilla positions and sixty six 66 opted to retire or be separated from the service.

Civil Service laws, rules and regulations, however, will have suppletory application to the extent possible in regard to the selection and placement of employees in the ERC. Distribution utilities shall submit to the ERC a statement of their compliance with raa technical specifications prescribed in the Distribution Code and the performance standards prescribed in the IRR of this Act.

Accessibility key for redirecting to homepage. KERB made a number of requests: Downstream Oil Industry Deregulation Act ofwhich prescribed a five-month transition period, before full deregulation of the oil industry, during which ERB would implement an automatic pricing mechanism APM for petroleum products every month.

Marcos issued Presidential Decree No.

Position Papers

The Chairman and members of the Commission shall assume office at the beginning of their terms: 913 for viewing the content section of the current page.

Where there is no occupant, there is no tenure to speak of. PSALM was created to take ownership of all existing generation assets, independent power producers IPP contracts, real estate and all other disposable assets, and to assume all liabilities and obligations of NPC.

Distribution utilities which do not comply with any of the prescribed technical specifications and performance standards shall submit to the ERC a plan to comply, within three 3 years, with said prescribed technical specifications and performance standards.

The ERC hired an independent consultant to administer the necessary tests for the technical lqw managerial levels.

The ERC shall, motu propriomonitor and penalize any market power abuse or anticompetitive or discriminatory act or behavior by any participant in the electric power industry. Unbundling of Rates and Functions. The power to fix and regulate the rates or charges pertinent to shipping or transporting of petroleum products shall also be exercised by the Board. Shortcut for contact page or form inquiries. New controlling stockholders shall undertake such listing within five 5 years from the time they acquire ownership and control.

ProvidedThat in the establishment of the performance standards, the nature and function of the entities shall be considered; and. There are testable success criteria for each guideline. The Ruling of the Court. A guide to understanding and implementing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2. Within three 3 months from the creation of the ERC, the Chairman shall submit for the approval of the President of the Philippines the new organizational structure and plantilla positions necessary to carry out the powers and functions of the ERC.


From a legal standpoint, there is no occupant in an abolished office. She stated that Civil Service application form no.

Wholesale Electricity Spot Market. Finally, the ERC already posted the plantilla positions, which prescribe higher standards, as approved by the Department of Budget and Management. However, abolition of an office and its related positions is different from removal of an incumbent from his office.

Throughout the years, the scope of the regulation has gradually narrowed from that of public services in to the electricity industry and water resources in to the electric power industry and oil industry in to the electric industry alone in The existing personnel of the ERB, if qualified, shall be given preference in the filling up of plantilla positions created in the ERC, subject to existing civil service rules and regulations.

A public office is created by the Constitution or by law or by an officer or tribunal to which the power to create the office has been delegated by the legislature. Provided, furtherThat such standards are set to ensure that the electric power industry participants meet the minimum financial standards to protect the public interest.

AlindadaLeticia V.

Republic Act No. | DOE | Department of Energy Portal

IbayOliver B. All laws enjoy the presumption of constitutionality. The pertinent portions of Section 38 read: The EPIRA organized the industry into four 4 sectors, generation, transmission, distribution and supply. The major aspects of the reforms include the 1 eppira of the entire power industry to introduce competition in the generation sector, 2 change from government to private ownership, and 3 introduction of a stable regulatory framework for the electricity sector. An abolition is made in good faith when it is not made for political or personal reasons, or when rq does not circumvent the constitutional security of tenure of civil service employees.

The ERC shall, within sixty 60 days upon receipt of such plan, evaluate the same and notify the distribution utility concerned of its action. Work is being done to make the system fully compliant with this epirx. KERB failed to show any breach of the Constitution.