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Power consumer group wants to join CSP talks

A consumer group on Thursday said it wants the Energy Regulatory Commission to include end users of electricity in discussions of the competitive selection process (CSP).

“The ERC has talked to generation companies, they have talked to distribution utilities, but they have yet to talk to the people who would pay the price for the result of their talks—the consumers,” Murang Kuryente spokesperson Gerry Arances said.

The Supreme Court earlier invalidated power supply agreements that have been the subject of legal action and mobilizations by Murang Kuryente and other consumer advocates and blamed for unjustifiably high electricity prices in the country.

Murang Kuryente was joined by the Power for People Coalition, Philippine Movement for Climate Justice and Sanlakas in their action held in front of the ERC office in Pasig City.

The mobilization included the submission of a letter to ERC chairperson Agnes Devanadera requesting for an audience to present the thoughts of consumers concerning the selection process for PSAs.

Topics: Energy Regulatory Commission , competitive selection process , CSP talks , Murang Kuryente
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