Committee on Energy
IN PHOTOS: NEA Administrator Emmanuel P. Juaneza, together with other energy officials headed by DOE Secretary Raphael P.M. Lotilla,
attended the Public Hearing of the Senate Committee on Energy on Tuesday, 06 September 2022.
The hearing, which was presided by Committee on Energy Chairman Sen. Raffy Tulfo, focused on the issue of recurrent brownouts in Occidental Mindoro. Energy officials were asked about the power supply situation in the province. Currently, Occidental Mindoro is not connected to the Luzon Grid and has only one power supplier, the Occidental Mindoro Consolidated Power Corporation (OMCPC).
Administrator Juaneza explained to the Committee why all the Power Supply Agreements (PSA) in the province were awarded to OMCPC.
The NEA Chief said that Occidental Mindoro Electric Cooperative, Inc. (OMECO) adhered to the Competitive Selection Process (CSP) Policy for the three PSAs and OMCPC emerged as the lowest bidder and it met other requirements under the Terms of Reference.
The current power demand in Occidental Mindoro is 29MW but OMCPC is only supplying 14MW to 20MW pending the operation of two other power plants of the corporation due to the non-issuance of Certificate of Compliance by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).