Permitting process

Permitting process refers to the comprehensive procedure undertaken in order to put up a power generation, transmission, or distribution project including the following phases: acquisition of an operating contract or service contract, pre-development, and construction of a power plant including the date of commercial operations thereof, as well as all the required documentary requirements and fees from all government agencies involved in such procedure. The procedure excludes the operational phase of the project. (Sec. 4(k), R.A. No. 11234)