Energy Regulations No. (ER) 1-94 is a policy under the Department of Energy Act of 1992 and Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA) which stipulates that host communities will get a share of one centavo for every kilowatt-hour (P0.01/kWh) generated by power plants operating in its area. The funds generated can be used by host beneficiaries for the electrification of areas or households that have no access to power, development and livelihood programs, as well as reforestation, watershed management, health, and environmental enhancement initiatives.
Effective August 23, 2018, ER 1-94 was amended through the Department Circular No. 2018-08-0021: Providing for the Amendments to Rule 29 Part (A) of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9136. The amendment now allows SN Aboitiz Power to directly remit financial benefits to host communities.