National Grid Corporation of the Philippines filed a motion for reconsideration on the Energy Regulatory Commission’s denial of its request for month-on- month extension of ancillary services agreements.
The ERC said it received NGCP’s motion on March 28, 2023 on its denial of the grid operator’s request to extend its ancillary services procurement agreement with 1590 Energy Corp. “The ERC is currently evaluating the Motion in accordance with the Revised Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Commission,” the regulator said.
NGCP’s filing of the motion follows its receipt of the ERC order on Dec. 12, 2022 denying its request to extend, on a month- to-month basis, one of its ASPAs. Among the grounds cited by the commission in denying the request was the fact that the 190-MW ASPA with 1590 EC expired on Sept. 25, 2022 and that it was a non-firm contract sought to be extended, which it said was in violation of the rules of the Department of Energy requiring all ASPAs to be firm contracts.
The ERC said the extension requested by NGCP also violates the DOE circular requiring all ASPAs to be procured through competitive selection process.