The Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) executed an emergency power supply agreement (EPSA) with GNPower Dinginin Ltd. for the supply of 300-MW baseload capacity effective starting December 15, 2022 until January 25, 2023. This will partially replace the 670 MW capacity under MERALCO's power supply agreement with South Premiere Power Corporation (SPPC), which was subjected to a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) issued by the Court of Appeals. The EPSA, which has a rate of P5.96 per kWh, will lessen MERALCO's exposure to the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) and in turn partly shield its customers from volatile and potentially higher generation costs.

MERALCO will continue to exhaust all measures to continue supplying its customers with sufficient and reliable power, while mitigating the impact of the TRO to its customers.