Country:Philippines
Year:2009 (May 25th)
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2009 (May 25th)
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments, Policy Support, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Renewable Energy Policy Targets:Multiple RE Sources
Policy Sector:Electricity, Framework Policy, Multi-sectoral Policy
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:National Renewable Energy Board (NREB)
URL:http://www.doe.gov.ph/sites/default/files/pdf/issuances/dc2009-05-0008.pdf
Legal References:Department Circular DC 2009-05-0008: Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 9513
Renewable Energy Description:

Rules and regulations in the Circular implement the Republic Act No. 9513 to support renewable energy deployment, establish necessary infrastructure and build national and local capabilities. These include:

  • 1) Renewable energy policy mechanisms can be used by the government to support deployment, including: Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards (RPS), Feed-in Tariff System (FiT), Net-Metering, Green Energy Option Program and mechanisms for Transmission and Distribution System Development.
  • 2) General incentives for development including: Tax holiday for registered developers and projects; Tax exemptions for hybrid and co-generation systems and Exemptions from duties on equipment and materials.
  • 3) The DOE needs to create the Renewable Energy Market as a sub-market to the wholesale energy spot market, where renewable energy certificates are traded. Renewable energy certificates are issued and managed by a Registrar appointed by DOE.

Additionally, the circular obliges the National Power Corporation and smaller power utilities, among other parties, in off-grid areas to source a minimum share of their total annual generation from available renewable resources.

Related policies:Renewable Energy Act
Related Documents:

In order to view a full version of the Rules and Regulations for Implementing the Renewable Energy Act of Philippines please click here.

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