Act Ordaining Reforms In The Electric Power Industry, Amending For The Purpose Certain Laws And For Other Purposes

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Last updated: 15 February 2017

It is hereby declared the policy of the State:

  • To ensure and accelerate the total electrification of the country;
  • To ensure the quality, reliability, security and affordability of the supply of electric power;
  • To ensure transparent and reasonable prices of electricity in a regime of free and fair competition, full public accountability to achieve greater operational and economic efficiency, and enhance the competitiveness of Philippine products in the global market;
  • To enhance the inflow of private capital and broaden the ownership base of the power generation, transmission and distribution sectors;
  • To ensure fair and non-discriminatory treatment of public and private sector entities in the process of restructuring the electric power industry;
  • To protect the public interest as it is affected by the rates and services of electric utilities and other providers of electric power;
  • To assure socially and environmentally compatible energy sources and infrastructure;
  • To promote the utilization of indigenous and new and renewable energy resources in power generation in order to reduce dependence on imported energy;
  • To provide for an orderly and transparent privatization of the assets and liabilities of the National Power Corporation (NPC);
  • To establish a strong and purely independent regulatory body and system to ensure consumer protection and enhance the competitive operation of the electricity market; and
  • To encourage the efficient use of energy and other modalities of demand side management.

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