NPC-SPUG CY 2017 UCME
PETITION FILED WITH THE ERC
By: Demetrio M. Granada, Jr.
The NPC-SPUG CY 2017 UCME Petition has been filed and docketed on 26 May 2016 under ERC Case No. 2016-134RC.
The proposed basic UCME for CY 2017 of PhP 0.1248/kWh (inclusive of Cash Incentive to RE Developer of PhP 0.0030/kWh) will replace the existing provisionally ERC-approved NPC basic UCME rate of PhP 0.1163/kWh for NPC-SPUG, NPPs/QTPs and for Renewable Energy Developers-Cash Incentive (RED-CI).
The CY 2017 proposed basic UCME will purposely finance the operation of NPC-SPUG, NPPs/QTPs subsidy and RED-CI.
Proposed CY 2017 UCME & Rates
The Universal Charge (UC)--one of which is for Missionary Electrification (ME)--is a non-by passable charge that is collected from all end-users on a monthly basis by the Distribution Utilities. The UCME is also utilized to electrify off-grid areas or missionary areas that are not connected to the main transmission grid.