THE PHILIPPINE Solar Power Alliance (PSPA) has called on new Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi “to conduct a thorough inquiry” into the process used in issuing certificates of endorsement for the 17 solar power developers that made it to the second round of feed-in-tariff (FiT) allocation. In a statement, PSPA founder Ma. Theresa C. Capellan said “the new government has to resolve the issue quickly.”
The alliance, which Ms. Capellan said includes around 40 companies in the solar business, is seeking government recognition of solar’s contribution to the economy as well as a speedy intervention on the matter, she said.
Ms. Capellan said solar companies filed their respective demand letters to the DoE urging outgoing secretary Zenaida Y. Monsada to give clarity on the exclusion of their plants to the list of solar projects eligible for the FiT rate of P8.69 per kilowatt-hour for 20 years.
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