The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) of the Philippines has launched 13,189 certificates of compliance (COC) for 116.3 MW of complete capability to certified finish customers beneath its net-metering program from 2015 till the tip of June.

The regulator says the success of the scheme will rely in a collection of info and schooling campaigns (IEC) and strategic partnerships it implements with regional governments.

“From 2015 to 2023, the quantity of net-metering [qualified end users] skilled regular progress aside from 2020, in the course of the top of the Covid-19 pandemic. On common, the variety of [qualified end users] rising 58% yearly till 2022. However, from 2022 to 2023, [qualified end users] surged by 121%, rising from 1,867 to 4,125,” the ERC stated in a press release.

The regulator issued 4,124 new 37.9 MW OCs in 2023.

In phrases of rated capability per kilowatt per grid, the Luzon grid has the very best rated capability of 82,321.40 kW or 70.79%, adopted by the Visayas grid with a complete rated capability of 27,935.33 kW or 24.02%, whereas the Mindanao grid has the bottom which is complete rated. capability of solely 6,035.41 kW or 5.19%,” the authority added, referring to the overall capability of the net-metering scheme.

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