ERC to consumers: Don’t get confused; MORE Power authorized operator of distribution system

September 25, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgOn Feb. 28, the court sheriffssuccessfully executed the Writ of Possession issued by Presiding Judge EmeraldRequina-Contreras of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 23 and turned over PECO’spower distribution assets to MORE Power. A former personnel of Panay Electric Co. for 19 years keeps his work at the Tabuc Suba substation. He was absorbed by MORE Electric and Power Corp. after the takeover on Feb. 28 by virtue of a Writ of Possession issued by the Regional Trial Court, Branch 23. 3. authorize MORE Power to implementthe last approved distribution charges of PECO In their inspection report submittedto the Commission, the team confirmed that MORE had gained full possession andcontrol over five substations, prepared for all other aspects related toelectricity distribution, and had power supply contracts with four powersuppliers that would ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity sufficient toserve the consumers in Iloilo city. 2. issue a Provisional Authority,pursuant to Section 8 of Executive Order 172, authorizing MORE Power to operatethe power distribution network ILOILO City – There should be noconfusion as to the rightful entity to distribute power in this city, accordingto the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC). 1. revoke the provisional CPCN issuedto Panay Electric Co. (PECO) after determining that MORE Power has establishedor acquired its own distribution system and verified the latter’s completetransition to full operations The ERC inspection team likewiseverified MORE Power’s full readiness and capacity in aspects of development,operation and maintenance of the distribution system. During a hearing on March 6, JudgeContreras expressed gladness that her apprehension did not happened because thesupply of electricity in Iloilo city continued since the takeover./PN 4. require MORE Power to source andprocure its power requirements in accordance with Section 5 of Republic Act(RA) 11212; while MORE Power is unable to secure the Certificate of Exemptionfrom the Department of Energy (DOE) necessary to enter into emergency powersupply agreements, it shall source its power requirements from the currentpower generation suppliers of PECO. ERC, in its meeting on March 5,2020 ,resolved to adopt the following resolutions: On March 3 and 4, ERC technicalpersonnel conducted an ocular inspection to verify the actual status of thedistribution network and determine which among MORE Power and PECO was actuallyoperating the said system. It is MORE Electric and Power Corp.(MORE Power). In issuing a Certificate of PublicConvenience and Necessity (CPCN) to MORE Power, ERC chairperson and chiefexecutive officer Agnes Devanadera stressed the Commission was “mindful of itsmandates to protect consumer interest, ensure uninterrupted electric service toconsumers in Iloilo City and prevent chaos and confusion among said customersas to who is authorized to operate the distribution system in the area.” PECO’S power distribution franchiseexpired on Jan. 18, 2019. It was given by ERC a provisional CPCN in accordancewith Section 17 of RA 11212 (MORE Power’s franchise law), taking intoconsideration public interest and to ensure the uninterrupted supply ofelectricity until MORE Power has established full operation of the distributionsystem.last_img

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