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No power disconnection policy extended

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An advisory to all distribution utilities (DUs) regarding the extension of “no disconnection policy” for lifeline consumers has been issued by the Department of Energey (DOE).


The move is pursuant to President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval of DOE’s recommendation to continue the “no disconnection policy” for lifeline consumers.


“Pursuant thereto, all DUs are hereby directed to implement a no disconnection policy due to non-payment of bills falling due by March 2021 for all electricity consumers whose consumption level are within the lifeline rate set by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for the DU’s franchise area,” the DOE advisory said.


For instance, lifeline consumers of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), the biggest distribution utility firm in the country, are those consuming below 100 kilowatt hours per month.


According to DOE, lifeline consumers comprise 32 percent of distribution utilities’ consumer base. However, they only account for 3 percent of the firm’s electricity sales.


In a recent Cabinet meeting, Duterte approved the recommendations of DOE to give assistance to low-income consumers.

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