The Power Game

The Philippines’ power production and supply networks are regulated by government agencies. It is their job to make sure that all Filipinos have access to electricity and that the Filipino electricity consumers are getting a fair deal when paying their electricity bills.

The National Electrification Agency (NEA) controls the electricity generation and distribution businesses and networks.

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) controls the power rates, approves loans and makes approvals for the Certificate of Completion (COC) among other functions.

The Department of Energy (DOE) is mandated by RA 7638 (Department of Energy Act of 1992) to prepare, integrate, coordinate, supervise and control all plans, programs, projects and activities of the Government relative to energy exploration, development, utilization, distribution and conservation.

Unfortunately in recent times these organisations have received increasing criticism. These include allegations of graft and corruption and other criminal behavior.