Group bucks FIT collection

by Alena Mae S. Flores –  April 07, 2016 at 11:20 pm

from Manila Standard Today

Electricity consumer group National Association of Electricity Consumers for Reform Inc. called on the Energy Regulatory Commission  to suspend the imposition of the feed-in tariff charge.

Nasecore in a statement cited reports that several renewable energy  developers did not follow the Energy Department’s guidelines for feed-in tariff eligibility.

The group  sent a letter to ERC chairman Jose Salazar requesting for the suspension of the feed-in tariff until all doubts about the compliance of supposedly FIT-eligible companies were cleared.

“Considering that it is the electricity consumers who will in effect spend for the incentive the Renewable Energy companies are going to enjoy, it is only fair that the public be given the right to know whether or not their hard-earned money is being spent properly,” Nasecore president Pete Ilagan said in a letter to Salazar.

Salazar, however, said the feed-in tariff and the feed-in tariff allowance were part of the Renewable Energy Law. “That [suspension] will depend on our legislators,” he said.