DOE drafts comprehensive energy plan

Overall objectives by 2030. Cusi said, "The PEP formulation paved the way for the development of sectoral energy roadmaps that are critical to ensure energy security and increased energy access. We have conducted a series of consultations with various stakeholders - local government units, electric cooperatives, non-government organizations, civil society organizations (CSOs), academe, RE developers, oil industry players, generation companies, chamber of commerce and industries, financial institutions and development partners - to present the Plan and generate inputs for its enhancement." The DOE brought the Plan to the following cities: 1) Cagayan de Oro (11 October) 2) Legaspi (13 October) 3) Iloilo (18 October)) 4) Davao City (25 October) 5) Cebu City (28 October) 6) Bonifacio Global City (04 November). The DOE-EPPB collated issues raised in the plenary discussion during the consultations held in the cities of Cagayan de Oro, Legaspi, Iloilo and Davao, which are initiatives on low carbon future (lowering of greenhouse gas emissions), oil deregulation, electricity pricing, rural electrification, renewable energy development and its policy mechanisms, measures on energy efficiency and conservation, Energy Regulations 1-94 and other local energy concerns. "Planning our country's energy roadmap safeguards our Filipino consumers and our industry participants from any undesirable energy scenarios in the future. It is our job to protect them," Cusi explained. "Once the plan is finished, it will greatly contribute to the expansion of the country's economic prospects through the provision of employment opportunities and generation of investments that will subsequently provide all Filipinos a life envisioned to be Matatag, Maginhawa at Panatag," Cusi concluded.

Source: Philippine Information Agency