ERC, PCC to work together in power price-fixing crackdown

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is looking into a possible arrangement with the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) that will allow the two agencies to work together in a crackdown on anti-competitive behavior across the energy sector, an official said.

The issue over the two agencies’ jurisdiction came up amid allegations that power generation companies breached anti-competition rules after a series of power outages in July and August coincided with the scheduled maintenance of other plants, resulting in power interruptions in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.
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