ERC seeks to settle row with Meralco over retail power supply scheme

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has talked to Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) to try to settle their differing views on the rules covering retail competition and open access (RCOA), some parts of which are on hold after the distribution utility sought and obtained a court injunction.

An ERC official said the initial talks did not result in an agreement but he said the ERC was also asking some “industry players” to try to influence Meralco and allow the “smooth transition” into RCOA, an envisioned competitive environment under Republic Act 9136 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA).

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