ERC CASE No. 2016-175 RC
NOTICE TO ALL PELCO II CUSTOMERS
Subject: ERC Case No. 2016-175 RC
By virtue of Section 43(f) of Republic Act 9136, otherwise known as the Electric Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA), the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC or The Commission) is mandated to promulgate rules and regulations and perform such other regulatory functions as are appropriate and necessary in order to ensure the successful restructuring and modernization of the electric power industry.
Further, the Commission in conformity with EPIRA’s declaration of State policy to ensure the quality, reliability, security and affordability of power supply, mandates distribution utilities (DUs) of their obligation to supply electricity in the least cost manner to its captive market subject to the collection of retail rate duly approved by ERC. The DUs, in turn, in the implementation of the aforesaid mandate, assumes full responsibility and assurance of the supply of electric power in their franchise area by way of entering into future bilateral power supply contract with power producers or IPPs in a transparent manner subject to review by the Commission.
Thus, in compliance therewith, PELCO II and Bacman Geothermal, Inc. (BGI) entered into and executed a Power Supply Agreement (PSA) and both parties on September 22, 2016 filed a Joint Application before the Honorable Commission for the approval of the PSA and docketed as ERC Case No. 2016-175 RC.
The Commission, after having found the said application sufficient in form and substance, set the date for jurisdictional hearing, expository presentation, pre-trial conference, and evidentiary hearing on January 12, 2017 (Thursday) at nine o’clock in the morning ( 9:00 AM) at PELCO II’s principal main office, San Roque, Guagua, Pampanga.
In this connection, you are all invited to attend the hearing on the said date. For questions/clarifications, please call up at PELCO II Main Office, contact tel. nos. (045) 9000611;9002650;9000850 TeleFax No. (045)9010534; Regulatory Management Office (045) 9001294.
We enjoined your cooperation on this matter.
PELCO II MANAGEMENT