"[We] urge offices and industries to seek the assistance of DOE-accredited Energy Service Companies to find out the best ways or projects to reduce energy consumption without sacrificing the delivery of best services or value," Assistant Secretary Redentor Delola said during the Clark leg of the DOE E-Power Mo Smart Energy Utilization Forum and Stakeholders Conference.
"Smart technologies allow households and facilities to use energy more efficiently, reduce energy losses or even provide greener options in generating electricity," he explained.
Delola furthered that DOE's Philippine Energy Plan is anchored on the attainment of AmBisyon Natin 2040.
"Under this national development agenda, DOE has outlined strategic objectives anchored on security, affordability and sustainability of energy in the country by promoting also the use of energy-smart technology," Delola shared.
On another note, he also discussed that in terms of alternative fuel technologies, DOE is pursuing the expansion of electric vehicle usage for a cleaner transportation system.
"About 27.4 percent of the country's electricity consumption is by industries. According to data, between 65-70 percent of the industries' electricity comes from electric motors... [thus], we are eyeing High Efficiency Motors (HEMs) to lower energy cost, lower the life cycle cost, bring higher profitability, and lower greenhouse gas emissions," he said.
He added that based on studies, there is a 55 percent potential electricity savings for companies that would invest in HEMs.
E-Power Mois part of DOE's continuing effort to invest knowledge and sound information to energy consumers and stakeholders.
It highlights energy programs, opportunities, development plans and policies, financing, and best practices, as well as energy supply and demand outlook.
Aside from the plenary, it had six breakout sessions focusing on Downstream Oil and Natural Gas Sector, Upstream Sector, Renewable Energy Sector, Power Sector, Alternative Fuels and Energy Efficiency Sector, and Consumer Sector.
Prior to this, a similar activity was held in Metro Manila, Cebu, and Davao.(CLJD/JRAA-PIA 3)