The DoE logs 3,387 energy consumption reports from designated organizations

The Department of Energy (DoE) says it has received 3,387 submissions from designated organizations (DEs) for the 12 months beginning April 2021.

Annual energy consumption reports were provided by DEs in the commercial, industrial and transportation sectors.

Reporting agencies have purchased electricity at P15 billion and saved 120 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy.

“Our goal is to create an energy-efficient Philippines across the economic sector and (create) energy efficiency and conservation as a way of life for all Filipinos,” said Patrick T., director of the Bureau of Energy Utilization Management. Aquino said in a webinar

During this period, DEs also reported 470 Energy Efficiency (EE) projects.

Currently, there are 3,204 EE practitioners and 32 registered energy service organizations (ESCOs) that are registered with the Bureau of Energy Utilization Management (EUMB) in compliance with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act.

These companies are required to submit annual reports of their projects for the convenience of EUMB Observers are required to present their projects for independent verification, among other requirements set forth in the EEC Act’s Rules and Regulations (IRR).

Mr Aquino said the DoE was currently recommending the establishment of a National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Office to improve the compliance of local government units (LGUs) and oversee the implementation of their respective Local Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plans (LEECP).

An investment of about বিল 15 billion, equivalent to 55 megawatts (MW) of delayed capacity, has been generated since the DEOs began monitoring.

“Our intervention means that the next generation will continue to have adequate and reliable power supply,” he added. – Ram Christian S. Augustine

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