On the GEOP
, Fuentebella emphasized that consumers in the 500-kilowatt consumption range would be able to contract for supply coming from RE capacity.
RPSrequires distribution utilities to source a portion of their power supply from eligible renewable energy producers while GEOP
empowers end-users to choose renewable energy resources for their energy requirements.
As the foundation for how the state manages a disaster, the GEOP
outlines the resources that are used to coordinate response activities and provides a framework for local planning.
The draft circular providing the 'Guidelines Governing the Issuance of Operating Permits to Renewable Energy Suppliers under the GEOP
', serves as a follow through to the implementation of DOE Circular No.
The RES wanting to be automatically accredited in the GEOP
will just need to submit the required documents -- including proof of billing from at least one customer of open access for two years; or a sworn statement of the customer attesting to the fact that it has a contract with the applicant for the last two years.
During his term, the RPS rules for on-grid, off-grid, and the GEOP
have been developed and established to promote reliable and sustainable RE resources.
"To ensure the compliance and successful implementation, the template of the GEOP
supply contract will be presented to serve as guidance to GEOP
participants," the DOE said.
This is in time for the promulgation of the various RE market development support policies such as the Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) Rules for both on-grid and off-grid areas, Green Energy Option Program (GEOP
) and Net Metering for RE.
'Promulgating the Rules and Guidelines Governing the Establishment of the Green Energy Option Program (GEOP
) Pursuant to the Renewable Energy Act of 2008' was signed by Cusi last July 18, a news statement released by the energy department stated.
The enticement for RE investors to come to the Philippines could also be complemented by other policies that are due for enforcement, such as the net metering system and the Green Energy Option Program (GEOP
) that will then bestow the "power of choice" for Filipino consumers to patronize green energy sources in securing their electricity service.