THE Division of Power (DoE) stated 69 areas in Negros Occidental and Palawan at the moment are allowed to supply energy from certified third events (QTPs).
Based on a public discover posted on its web site Monday, which was signed by Power Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi on Feb. 24, six of those service areas are within the franchise space of Negros Occidental Electrical Cooperative, Inc. (Noceco) whereas 63 are dealt with by Palawan Electrical Cooperative, Inc. (Paleco).
The areas have been described by the DoE as “distant, unserved and underserved” locations the place eligible QTPs can supply their electrical energy companies.
A QTP is permitted by the Power Regulatory Fee to be another electrical service supplier answerable for offering missionary electrification companies to QTP Service Areas.
These excited by making use of for QTP standing should have the technical and monetary functionality to offer energy companies, and should take part in a aggressive choice course of, in line with a division round issued in November 2019.
A distribution utility or its subsidiary shouldn’t be allowed to turn into a QTP for the areas it has waived, the DoE stated.
In its round, the division stated that the Nationwide Energy Company – Small Energy Utilities Group (NPC-SPUG) shall be accountable for offering energy technology and supply in service areas that aren’t taken by QTPs.
Within the public discover, the DoE ordered Noceco and Paleco to organize the bid paperwork and phrases of reference for the aggressive bidding for QTPs. The division additionally instructed the 2 utilities to submit the paperwork to the Nationwide Electrification Administration inside 20 working days. — Angelica Y. Yang