Year:2009 (May 25th)
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2009 (May 25th)
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments, Policy Support, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources
Policy Sector:Electricity, Framework Policy, Multi-sectoral Policy
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:National Renewable Energy Board (NREB)
Legal References:Department Circular DC 2009-05-0008: Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 9513

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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