SOLAR power developers have asked the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to clarify the circumstances surrounding the issuance of feed-in-tariff (FiT) certificates despite reports of “inconsistencies” that unfairly placed some companies at a disadvantage. In a statement, Ma. Theresa C. Capellan, president of the Philippine Solar Power Alliance (PSPA), said solar companies were “really puzzled” as…

PSPA asks ERC to correct payment system under net metering

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) was asked to clear out issues in the payment system of distribution utilities (DUs) to homeowners with solar rooftops under the net metering program. In a position paper filed yesterday, the Philippine Solar Power Alliance (PSPA) said the current payment mechanism needs to be corrected since it is contrary to…

PSPA urges Cusi to probe FiT allocation process

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…

Solar Assoc to DOE: Disclose parameters for FIT-eligible projects

THE PHILIPPINE Solar Power Alliance (PSPA) is asking the Department of Energy (DoE) to disclose the parameters it used in coming up with the final list of solar developers that will be entitled to the guaranteed feed-in-tariff (FiT) rate of P8.69 per kilowatt-hour.  This comes as Energy Secretary Zenaida Y. Monsada said on Tuesday night…