A. Who has choice

End-users which have monthly average peak demand for the past 12 months of the respective threshold levels shall be qualified to become part of the contestable market as contestable customers. To ensure smooth transition to competitive retail environment, the timeline for the implementation on these contestable customers shall be accorded on the following:

Contestable Customers
Implementation
1MW and above
26 December 2012 -Declaration
26 June 2013 - Commercial
Operation (Voluntary)
750kW to 999kW 26 June 2016 (Voluntary)
500kW to 749kW 26 February 2021 (Voluntary)
Retail Aggregation
Upon declaration of the ERC

RCOA is implemented in the Luzon and Visayas grids and is not yet operational in Mindanao