WHAT IS THE PHILIPPINE ENERGY LABELING PROGRAM (PELP)?
The Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP) is one of the initiatives of the Department of Energy as part of the enactment of Republic Act 11285, otherwise known as the “Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) Act”, which was approved on 12 April 2019. The PELP provides for a national labeling system for energy consuming products (ECPs) based on the energy performance of products.
BASIS OF PELP
The PELP was established through Department Circular DC2020-06-0015, “Prescribing the Guidelines of the Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP) for Compliance of Importers, Manufacturers, Distributors and Dealers of Electrical Appliances and other Energy-Consuming Products (ECP)”. This Circular was signed on 15 June 2020, published in broadsheet newspapers namely the Business World and the Daily Tribune on 26 June 2020 and became effective on 10 July 2020.
OBJECTIVE OF PELP
The PELP aims to transform the market and encourage the shift in consumer behavior towards the use of energy efficient products and technologies by empowering them through the information displayed in the labels at points of sale.