Sunday, October 1, 2017

DOE E-Power Mo to Pay Homage to Mindanaoans

After empowering Luzon and Visayas, the Department of Energy (DOE) will bring the E-Power Mo Campaign to Mindanao on 3 October 2017 at the Grand Regal Hotel, Davao City as part of its continuing effort to invest knowledge and sound information to energy consumers and stakeholders.

Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said, "The E-Power Mo Mindanao is paying homage to President Duterte’s home town through the empowerment of Mindanaoans. It’s about energy and how people can have better energy options for their daily living.”

“We’ve done this in Luzon and Visayas, and this time we will provide this avenue for Mindanaoans to learn and grasp essential information and energy concepts, such as existing policies, programs and plans,” Sec. Cusi said.

The E-Power Mo Energy Investment Forum and Stakeholders Conference will highlight energy programs, opportunities, development plans and policies, financing and best practices, as well as the energy supply and demand outlook for Mindanao.

Like in the previous E-Power Mo, there are six (6) sectoral breakout sessions:

Breakout Session 1: Downstream Oil and Natural Gas Sector, which will focus on the Philippine National Standards for petroleum, consumer safety and protection protocols in the industry, and the development plans in the emerging natural gas industry.

Breakout Session 2: Upstream Sector, which will include presentations and thorough discussions on the proposed “Philippine Conventional Energy Contracting Round” for coal at petroleum resources.

Breakout Session 3: Renewable Energy (RE) Sector, which will include the latest RE development in the sector (i.e., policies and programs), administrative procedures on RE service contracting, and the challenges and way forward.

Breakout Session 4: Power Sector, which will cover Local Government Units’ benefits and participation under the Energy Regulations 1-94 (ER 1-94) as well as the proposed amendments to include Indigenous Peoples in the policy. ER 1-94 entitles host communities of a power generating facility to have a share of P0.01/kWh of electricity sales to be used for projects that will uplift the living conditions within the locality.

Breakout Session 5: Alternative Fuels and Energy Efficiency Sector, which will give an overview of the energy efficiency and alternative fuels and technology programs of the DOE that will highlight the Government Energy Management Program, new and emerging energy technologies.

Breakout Session 6: Consumer Sector, which will mainstream gender and development in the sector, provide understanding on the energy supply chain, energy safety practices and labeling program gender and development in the energy sector, RE as energy of the future, and lastly, make the attendees an energy smart consumer.

The DOE E-Power Mo campaign is in partnership with the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) and Philippine Information Agency (PIA).

The campaign has four guiding principles that summarize President Rodrigo Duterte’s energy policy agenda:

1. Develop and utilize the energy resources available to Filipinos for wealth creation and global competition (E-POWER MO);

2. Undertake safety and savings measures through energy efficiency (E-SAFETY MO);

3. Secure the delivery of quality, reliable and affordable energy services (E-SECURE MO); and,

4. Empower consumers through a wide range of options in utilizing conventional, renewable and alternative energy sources. (E-DISKARTE MO).

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