President Anulfo Ocampo said they prefer HB 7104 over HB 5020.
"This development is deeply concerning to us as it puts a highly urbanized city like Iloilo at risk," PEPOA's letter to the Alvarez panel said.
PEPOA President Ranulfo Ocampo brushed aside unfounded claims, alleging that PECO failed to comply with a 2014 Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) order to refund over-billed customers P631 million, including end-user complaints over bills that rose by as much as 1,000 percent under a new metering scheme.
In his letter on behalf of PEPOA
, its president, Atty.
Just recently, the Private Electric Power Operators Association (PEPOA) has questioned the technical capacity of a mining firm intending to take over the operations of the power distribution firm.
PEPOA primarily raised this concern with the Legislative Franchise Committee of the House of Representatives which had been instrumental in fast-tracking the award of a franchise to mining firm More Minerals Corporation (MMC) to take possession of PECO's operations of the power distribution network in its service area in Iloilo.
This has been the position taken by the Philippine Electric Plant Owners Association (PEPOA) in the proposed amendments to the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) being pushed by the Department of Energy.
"This would defeat the purpose of small DUs in going public as it might not leave sufficient funds to fund their capex (capital expenditure) projects," PEPOA stated.
) and the other distribution utilities in Luzon.