Department Circular No. DC2015-06-0010

Providing Policies to Facilitate the Full Implementation of Retail Competition and Open Access (RCOA) in the Philippine Electric Power Industry

WHEREAS, Section 2 of the Republic Act No. 9136, otherwise known as the "Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001" (EPIRA) declared the Policy of the State, among others, the following:

  1. Ensure the quality, reliability, security and affordability of the supply of electric power;
  2. Ensure transparent and reasonable prices of electricity in a regime of free and fair competition and full public accountability to achieve greater operational and economic efficiency and enhance the competitiveness of Philippine products in the global market;
  3. To enhance the inflow of private capital and broaden the ownership base of the power generation, transmission and distribution sectors; and
  4. Protect the public interest as it is affected by the rates and services of electric utilities and other providers of electric power;
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