Senator Win Gatchalian has implored the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to penalize distribution utilities (DUs) that fail to comply with its advisories and directives aimed at alleviating the financial difficulties of Filipino power consumers given strict quarantine measures.
Senator Win Gatchalian has prodded distribution utilities to fast-track their digital transformation to deliver enhanced customer experience, particularly in payment systems.
Senator Win Gatchalian has chided the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) for failing to comply with its commitments to resolve the complaints of many power consumers over unexplained high electricity rates amid the government-imposed community quarantine.
Senator Win Gatchalian calls on the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to incentivize customers moving into online transactions.
Senator Win Gatchalian has pressed the Department of Energy (DOE) into ensuring continuous delivery of electricity services in every household for students to utilize alternative learning modalities while schools prepare for the “new normal” in the education system.
Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the extension of lifeline rate subsidies for 20 more years in order to provide continuous relief to marginalized households or those who consume 100 kilowatt-hours or less of monthly electricity.
Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the passage of Senate Bill No. (SBN) 1188 or the proposed LPG Act, which seeks to streamline existing laws and regulations overseeing the domestic Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) industry.
Senator Win Gatchalian has pressed the Department of Energy (DOE) to start implementing the Energy Virtual One-Stop Shop (EVOSS) Law to ensure that the permitting process of power generation, transmission, and distribution in the Philippines will remain unimpeded as the country remains in quarantine.
Senator Win Gatchalian has urged the Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the country’s largest distribution utility, to come up with a separate bill that is more transparent and will be very clear to the consumers, following mounting complaints of sudden surge in supposed electricity consumption for the month of May.