The Department of Energy is eyeing to issue the rules on the Green Energy Option this month.
The GEOP will allow end-users to choose renewable energy sources as their power supply.
National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) chairman Jay Layug said that the energy department is undergoing public consultations on the proposed rules.
“We just need to finish that. Hopefully, the rules will be finalized by the end of September,” he said in a report by the Philippine Star.
Recently, DOE called on interested parties to send in their comments on the GEOP rules.
“We needed to make sure the rules are consistent with the law and also in relation to the franchise law of the distribution utilities. All captive market customers need to go through the DU to make sure we don’t violate any law,” Layug said.
Under the GEOP, end-users are given the choice to have renewable energy sources as their power source. The GEOP is one of the critical provisions of Renewable Energy (RE) Act of 2008.
Under the program, all RE facilities can participate. Consumers can also ask their DUs and ECs to provide them with RE supply, why big power user can contract directly with RE generators and suppliers.