I. Consumer Choice

a. Who has choice

At the start of retail competition and open access, contestable customers will have the power to choose their supplier of electricity. To ensure a smooth transition to a competitive retail environment, electricity choice is to be phased in as follows:

Timeline
Contestable Market
December 26, 2012
End-users with at least 1 MW monthly average peak demand in Luzon
Two (2) years after
End-users with at least 750 kW monthly average peak demand in Luzon.Aggregation of demand is allowed.
ERC to publish schedule for next threshold
End-users up to household level in Luzon.

The schedule for electricity choice in Mindanao is yet to be determined by ERC.

There is no retail electricity choice in small island grids and all other areas that are not connected to the main transmission grid.