CUSTOMER ADVISORY

In light of the government’s declaration placing certain areas under a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) until 31 May 2020, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) issued an advisory dated 22 May 2020 for the guidance of concerned electric power industry stakeholders on the payment scheme for electricity bills falling due within ECQ and MECQ periods.

For customers with consumptions of 200 kWh and below in February 2020, a staggered payment scheme will be implemented for six (6) equal monthly installments of their unpaid February, March and April bills with the first installment to be paid not earlier than 15 June 2020. For customers with consumptions above 200 kWh in February 2020, the payment will also be staggered for four (4) equal monthly installments of their unpaid February, March and April 2020 with the first installment to be paid not earlier than 15 June 2020.

We also encourage our customers to settle their electric bills via BDO and Union Bank online bills payment facilities.

For any inquiries, please send us an email at customerservice@clarkelectric.ph or contact us at telephone numbers (045) 599-3146/599-7091.

Thank you.

CLARK ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION CORPORATION

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Customer Bulletin No. 2020-004 27 April 2020

CUSTOMER ADVISORY

With the extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), please be informed that we are extending the grace period for your unpaid electric bills for the months of February and March with due dates that fall within the period from 20 April 2020 to 27 April 2020.

The cumulative amount of the February and March bills shall be paid in four (4) equal monthly installments starting 20 May 2020 and without penalties. But customers have also the option to pay their bills in full by 20 May 2020.

We also encourage our customers to settle their electric bills via BDO and Union Bank online bills payment facilities.

For any inquiries, please send us an email at customerservice@clarkelectric.ph or contact us at telephone numbers (045) 599-3146/599-7091.

Thank you.

CLARK ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION CORPORATION

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Customer Bulletin No. 2020-003 25 March 2020

CUSTOMER ADVISORY

To our valued customers, we support the need for the public to stay at home at this time of enhanced community quarantine. We are one with the country in its efforts to contain COVID-19.

Thus, for February Bills, payment due date will be extended from March 20, 2020 to April 20, 2020.

We also understand your need to have an uninterrupted power supply and therefore we have postponed maintenance activities, unless necessary, to ensure continuous electric service.

For any inquiries, please send us an email at customerservice@clarkelectric.ph or contact us at telephone numbers (045) 599-3146/599-7091.

Thank you.

CLARK ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION CORPORATION

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Customer Bulletin No. 2020-002 13 March 2020

PUBLIC ADVISORY

As a precautionary measure to the threat of COVID-19, we practice social distancing and highly encourage the use of our online and telephone facilities for your service applications and other related inquiries. You may also settle your bills via BDO and Union Bank online bills payment facilities. (Website: www.clarkelectric.ph; Telephone numbers: (045) 599-3146/599-7091; Email: customerservice@clarkelectric.ph)

For customers who are opting to visit our office, you are required to fill-up a travel declaration form, which can be downloaded through our website.

For your information and guidance.

Thank you.

CLARK ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION CORPORATION

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The Clark Special Economic Zone is gearing up to become Central Luzon’s economic hub

by Esmi Barrera
3 MINS READ
PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2019

When a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Luzon in April 22, it triggered outages in Pampanga and nearby provinces.

The Clark Electric Distribution Corp. (CEDC) and its president Redel Domingo had encountered brief blackouts before—mainly due to heavy rains with strong winds, but also lightning strikes and friction against power lines from bird contact, tree branches, and foreign objects.

But this was another level entirely and the CEDC was more than up to the challenge.

“We restored power in two hours,” Domingo recalls, “and our customers used the time to check on their facilities. Our major power source tripped, as it should; that’s why so much protection is built into the system. But,” he also explains, “another power source would be a more lasting solution.”

This high level of expertise and quick response shouldn’t come as a surprise. It is actually to be expected of Domingo and the CEDC. After all, they are both of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) stock – the country’s largest utilities company that has weathered all kinds of disasters in the past 116 years.

What is the CEDC?

CEDC is the result of a 1997 joint-venture agreement. It was signed by Clark Development Corp. between Angeles Electric Corp. and Meralco Industrial Engineering Services Corp. (Miescor), a wholly owned Meralco subsidiary for electromechanical, engineering, distribution and technical services, and telecommunication projects. Now, its biggest task to date is to energize the Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ).

CEDC is the sole electric distributor inside the 31,400-hectare CSEZ, which covers Porac, Angeles and Mabalacat in Pampanga; and Bamban and Capas in Tarlac province. With the CSEZ gearing itself to deliver on its long-overdue promise of becoming an economic powerhouse, it is a job that CEDC is not taking lightly. Every inch is demanded of CEDC to deliver as CSEZ stakes its claim as a hub for industry, export business, aviation, and higher learning, and as Central Luzon’s leisure, entertainment and gaming center.

Scene zones

Today, Clark is subdivided into the Clark Freeport Zone (CFZ), Clark Global City, Clark International Airport, and New Clark City. CEDC’s franchise area covers the airport and freeport zone. CEDC has 26 contestable customers – businesses which have the freedom to choose their electricity provider – of less than 2,400, in a franchise area of about 20,000 hectares, including the Sacobia region.

To assure the area’s growth, CEDC promises extensive upgrades and reduced outages. By completing the looping of the electrical systems, customers can transfer from one point to another without service interruption. “We’re building up capacity,” Domingo confirms, “to double or triple the requirement.”

Build capacity, boost reliability

Domingo’s democratic-by-default, transformational leadership was honed as a Meralco lifer, starting out as a cadet engineer before he could even put away his college textbooks.

He took over CEDC in December 2018, with the mantra of “Build capacity,” convinced that an infrastructure upgrade is needed for future investors and current locators. The franchise area hosts mainly multinational export companies from the US, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea, and restaurants, hotels and casinos.

The prompt response to customer-specific power outages—as in the April 22 quake—is thanks to CEDC’s remote access to multiple sites over large distances, using Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA). This networked system lets CEDC remotely monitor and resolve power line outages in real time.

To keep up with its customers, CEDC is implementing Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) for its facilities and equipment. This system is used to plan, optimize, and track all maintenance activities.

Both SCADA and EAM are essential tools in fulfilling CEDC’s primary mission. “What we have right now is just 20 percent of our franchise area’s full potential,” Domingo discloses. “Once we harness that potential, everything will grow.

“We already have the additional transformer capacity to almost double up the capacity of Clark! The ultimate plan is to grow the capacity requirement, fivefold.

“We are open to franchise area expansion,” he also says, “and explore growth through non-regulated businesses. We plan to provide beyond-the-meter services such as energy audits and consultations.”

Domingo is eager for customers to regard Clark Electric as a true partner in their pursuit of productivity and profit. “CEDC will be a catalyst for growth within the freeport zone,” he declares. “We hope to help everyone harness the area’s full potential.”

Source: MERALCO Corporate Partner

 

Clark Electric Distribution Corporation’s (CEDC) current power supply is set to expire on 25 December 2019. Thus, CEDC urgently needs to procure power for the requirements of its captive customers in the next five (5) years starting 26 December 2019.

In order to promote fair competition in the procurement of power supply, DOE released Department Circular 2018-02-0003 entitled, “ADOPTING AND PRESCRIBING THE POLICY FOR THE COMPETITIVE SELECTION PROCESS IN THE PROCUREMENT BY THE DISTRIBUTION UTILITIES OF POWER SUPPLY AGREEMENT FOR THE CAPTIVE MARKET”. This mandates that all Power Supply Agreements (PSAs) shall be procured through Competitive Selection Process (CSP), in a manner specified under Section 5 which will be spearheaded by a Third-Party Bids and Awards Committee (TPBAC). In this regard, CEDC shall establish a TPBAC consisting of three (3) CEDC members and two (2) members coming from the captive customers through a selection process. As such, the two (2) representatives from the captive customers shall be composed of:

  1. A registered captive customer preferably with knowledge/experience in the fields of accounting, economics, finance, law and engineering; and
  2. A registered captive customer preferably with knowledge/experience in competitive public bidding.

The duties and responsibilities of the TPBAC members as stated in Section 5 of the DOE DC No. 2018-02-0003, among others are:

  1. to manage and spearhead the Competitive Selection Process (CSP) and;
  2. to be responsible for all aspects and stages of the bidding process.

Interested customers who wants to be part of the TPBAC are requested to accomplish the form and submit the documentary requirements on or before 19 August 2019 here at the CEDC office or send the response via e-mail at jggonzales@clarkelectric.ph. Forms may be downloaded via this link

If you have any questions or concerns on the foregoing, you may contact Ms. Jennylyn Bobiles or Mr. RJ David at (045) 599 3146 loc 125 or 126.

 

01 August 2019

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (ERC Case No. 2019-052 RC)

Date and Time: 29 August 2019 (Thursday) at 2:00 PM

Where: Clark Electric Distribution Corporation, Bldg. N2830 Bayanihan Street, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga

“IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION FOR THE APPROVAL OF PROPOSED CAPITAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAM FOR REGULATORY YEAR (RY) 2019 WITH PRAYER FOR PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY”

ERC Case No. 2019-052 RC

 

26 October 2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (ERC Case No. 2016-014 RC)

Date and Time: November 23, 2018 (Friday) at 10:00 AM

Where: Clark Electric Multi-Purpose Hall, Bldg. N2830 Bayanihan St., Clark Freeport Zone

“IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROPOSED CAPITAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAM FOR REGULATORY YEAR (RY) 2016, WITH PRAYER FOR PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY. “ (ERC Case No. 2016 –014 RC)

06 ERC Order

07 ERC NPH

 

26 July 2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (ERC Case No. 2017-056 CF)

Date and Time: August 9, 2018 (Thursday) at 10:00 AM

Where: Clark Electric Multi-Purpose Hall, Bldg. N2830 Bayanihan St., Clark Freeport Zone

“IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF PROPOSED CAPITAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAM FOR REGULATORY YEAR (RY) 2018 WITH PRAYER FOR PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY. “ (ERC Case No. 2018 –045 RC)

06 ERC Order ( https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zOCoZUhPmwr4PRXpjJbO_77ZxvPOQ_YV )

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05 February 2018

Development of Roxas 50 MVA, 69 kV – 13.8 kV Substation

The project was filed as emergency Capex with ERC last February 18, 2016. On June 9, 2016, a public hearing was conducted and subsequently a site visit was done by ERC last August 1-2, 2016.

On September 10, 2016, the approval of this project was announced by ERC in a press release and on their website.

The construction of Roxas Substation started last December 13, 2016 and was completed and energized last October 1, 2017.

The project provides the following benefits:

  • Improves system reliability through exposure reduction of distribution lines;
  • Lowers system loss through the alleviation of loads of the existing power transformer banks and shortening of distribution lines;
  • Better flexibility during emergency situations;
  • Provides additional capacity for load growth; and
  • Facilitates looping of CEDC 69-Kv sub-transmission backbone.

 

08 January 2018

POWER RATES FOR BILLING PERIOD DECEMBER 2017 AND JANUARY 2018

This is to inform you that our Average Selling Price for December 2017 billing period decreased to ₱6.2970/kWh, from ₱7.0692/kWh in November 2017. This was due to the decrease in Generation Rate brought about by lower WESM prices and lower price of replacement power that CEDC contracted with San Miguel Energy Corporation (SMEC) during the scheduled maintenance shutdown of Sual Unit 1 — the normal source of supply of CEDC contracted also from SMEC.

On the other hand, the Average Selling Price for January 2018 billing period is expected to increase due to the following reasons:

  1. Increase in Annual Capacity Fee as contained in the Power Supply Agreement between CEDC and San Miguel Energy Corporation (SMEC).
    2. Expected increase in excise tax on coal from Php 10/metric ton to Php 50/metric ton as a result of the passing into law of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Bill.

 

08 January 2018

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 10TH – 17TH GENERATION RATE ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM (GRAM), 15TH – 16TH INCREMENTAL CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATE ADJUSTMENT (ICERA) AND 1ST – 5TH AUTOMATIC COST RECOVERY MECHANISM (ACRM) TRUE-UP ADJUSTMENTS (EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2018 BILLING PERIOD)

In an order dated October 19, 2017, Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) Corporation was authorized to recover the Deferred Accounting Adjustment (DAA) on Generation Rate Adjustment Mechanism (GRAM) and Incremental Exchange Rate Adjustment (ICERA) on a fixed monthly basis or in absolute amount. GRAM and ICERA DAA are deferred costs that were incurred by PSALM in fulfilling its obligations to its customer to supply energy, which the Distribution Utilities (DUs) are be allowed to pass-on to its end-users starting January 2018 over a sixty (60) month recovery period.

 

02 October 2017

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (ERC Case No. 2017-056 CF)

Date and Time: October 25, 2017 (Wednesday) at 2:00 PM

Where: ERC Hearing Room, 15th Floor, Pacific Center Building, San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City.

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION FOR THE APPROVAL OF THE CALCULATION FOR THE AUTOMATIC COST ADJUSTMENT AND TRUE-UP MECHANISM FOR THE a)GENERATION CHARGES, b)TRANSMISSION RATE, and c)SYSTEM LOSS RATE FOR THE PERIOD 2014 TO 2016.

 

02 October 2017

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (ERC Case No. 2017-045 RC)

Date and Time: October 11, 2017 (Wednesday) at 2:00 PM

Where: Clark Electric Distribution Corporation, Bldg N2830 Bayanihan St., Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION FOR THE APPROVAL OF THE POWER SUPPLY AGREEMENT (PSA) BETWEEN CLARK ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION CORPORATION (CEDC) AND STRATEGIC POWER DEVT. CORP. (SPDC) WITH PRAYER FOR CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT OF INFORMATION.

 

10 August 2017

IMPLEMENTATION OF UC-NPC STRANDED DEBT EFFECTIVE JULY 2017 BILLING PERIOD

(June 26 to July 25 Billing Cycle)
As per the Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision dated June 27, 2017 for ERC Case No. 2013-195RC IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR TRUE-UP ADJUSTMENTS OF THE NATIONAL POWER CORPORATION’S STRANDED DEBTS PORTION OF THE UNIVERSAL CHARGE FOR THE LUZON, VISAYAS AND MINDANAO GRIDS FROM CALENDAR YEARS 2011 AND 2012 is hereby directing all Distribution Utilities (DUs) and the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to collect the amount of Php0.0265/kWh from the consumers.

 

09 August 2017

FIT-ALL ADJUSTMENT AND CONTINUOUS IMPLEMENTATION OF UC-NPC STRANDED COST EFFECTIVE JUNE 2017 BILLING PERIOD

(May 26 to June 25 Billing Cycle)
As per the Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision dated May 9, 2017 for ERC Case No. 2015-216 RC in the matter of the application of National Transmission Corporation (TransCo) regarding the adjustments in the Feed-In Tariff Allowance (FIT-All), the FIT-All rate currently at PhP0.1240/kWh will now be at PhP0.1830/kWh.

Moreover, according to ERC’s Order dated March 6, 2017 for ERC Case No. 2011-091 RC which hereby authorized the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) Corporation and directing Distribution Utilities and National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to continuously implement and collect from the consumers the National Power Corporation’s Stranded Contract Cost Portion of the Universal Charge (UC-NPC SCC) rate of PhP0.1938/kWh until the approved amount of PhP53.851 Billion is fully recovered.

 

08 August 2017

CONSTRUCTION OF ROXAS SUBSTATION

ERC okays capex for distribution utility

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has granted the emergency capital expenditures (capex) petitioned for by the Clark Electric Distribution Corporation (CEDC) for its Roxas substation project.

The capital outlay application is for the relocation of the Diamante substation to the Roxas district and the replacement of the old 25-megavolt ampere (MVA) 69 kilovolt-13.8kV power transformer – with the installation of a higher capacity 50MVA 69kV-13.8kV power transformer.

The project commands an investment of R198.5 million and it is intended to be financed through the utility firm’s internally generated cash.

The ERC in its ruling, has noted that “the relocation is due primarily to the Clark International Airport Corporation’s plan to construct an additional runway that involves the dismantling of the existing Diamante substation.”

ERC Chairman Jose Vicente B. Salazar said the approval of CEDC’s emergency capex will enable it “to fulfill its mandate of providing reliable service connection to existing and new consumers.”

He noted that the expansion of infrastructure facilities must be underpinned by reliable electricity service and that could only be attained with corresponding investments of servicing power utilities.

The project already commenced construction and is due for completion next year, according to the power industry’s regulatory body.

“The approval of the project considered that the existing substation is expected to be critically loaded at 100 percent by 2020,” the ERC has expounded.

The regulatory body further emphasized that “the opportunity to uprate the power transformer together with the relocation is a wise strategic engineering practice and that would prove advantageous to CEDC and its customers.”

The ERC noted that it saw “the need to augment the transformers to enable CEDC to cater its existing and upcoming loads and demands to be brought by the CIAC’s extension.”

 

07 August 2017

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) ACTIVITIES

For the past four years, CEDC and its employees have been consistently donating to the Home of Eucharistic Love and Kindness orphanage located in Calibutbut, Bacolor. These contributions helped fund the cost of school supplies and food expenses needed by these student orphans to be able to kickstart a successful school year.

 
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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) ACTIVITIES

For the past four years, CEDC and its employees have been consistently donating to the Home of Eucharistic Love and Kindness orphanage located in Calibutbut, Bacolor.  These contributions helped fund the cost of school supplies and food expenses needed by these student orphans to be able to kickstart a successful school year.