DOE pushes info drive for WESM Mindanao

The Department of Energy (DOE) is strengthening its information campaign in pushing for the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) in Mindanao.

The DOE has been conducting preparatory activities for the launch of WESM Mindanao, in coordination with the Philippine Electricity Market Corp. (PEMC) and the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP).

The agency has already completed two public consultations this month in Cagayan de Oro and in Zamboanga City. The DOE is set to conduct three more public consultations in Davao City on Feb. 21, Butuan City on the 28th, and Gen. Santos City on March 7.

The public consultations are focused on a draft circular that will govern the operation of WESM Mindanao in fulfilment of the DOE’s mandate to ensure the security, reliability and availability of transparent and reasonably-priced electricity in the country.

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