ERC, PCC team up in probe of anti-competitive gencos

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) have teamed up to investigate alleged anti-competitive practices of generation companies (gencos) in light of the recent power shortage in Luzon. ERC chairman and CEO Jose Vicente B. Salazar said both agencies would formalize the partnership soon to define specific roles in the investigation….

Energy regulator wins budget dep’t approval for staff expansion

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) was able to secure approval for 134 new positions from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), allowing the agency to start recruiting new lawyers and technical staff. “We have 32 new lawyers and about 60 technical people and the rest, lower ranking officials,” said ERC Chairman Jose Vicente B….

ERC assures Meralco ‘fair treatment’ when it creates, registers RES affiliate

ENERGY Regulatory Commission (ERC) Chairman Jose Vicente B. Salazar assured the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) it would get a “fair treatment” should it decide to form an affiliate and have this registered as a retail electricity supplier (RES) with the commission. “We’re not preventing Meralco from forming or creating an affiliate to undertake the business…