Clarification on the Transitory Provisions in the DTI MC 22-09, "Supplemental Guidelines for the Implementation of DAO 22-01, series of 2022"


The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has issued Memorandum Circular 22-09 entitled, "Supplemental Guidelines for the Implementation of DAO 22-01, Series of 2022", which was published in The Philippine Star and Daily Tribune on 08 June 2022 and became effective on 09 June 2022. The said Circular defined the scope of products for safety and performance, specifically for air conditioners, refrigerators and lighting products and included transitory provisions to adjust the requirements introduced by DTI Department Administrative Order (DAO) 22-01.

Under the Transitory Provisions in Rule 5.1 of DTI MC 22-09, performance requirements or submission of energy labels for PS/ICC applications shall be required by the DTI-BPS starting 05 September 2023. This should not be confused with the DOE's mandatory compliance to energy performance and labeling requirements which is already in effect. For further explanation on this, check out the FAQ (PELP FAQs | Department of Energy Philippines (doe.gov.ph) at the PELP webpage.

Under DOE Department Circular DC2020-06-0015 and its Implementing Guidelines, all manufacturers, importers and distributors of energy consuming products shall comply with energy performance and labeling requirements effective June 18, 2021. DOE will also conduct Enforcement, Monitoring and Verification activities starting November 2022 for lighting products and January 2023 for other covered ECPs.

Implementing Guidelines for the Specification, Dimension, and Presentation of the Energy Label


The DOE has issued the Implementing Guidelines for the Specification, Dimension and Presentation of Energy Labels under the Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP), which provides for the standardized design and presentation of the energy label. The said issuance also includes the template for the starless energy label for energy consuming products that have yet to have a Minimum Energy Performance (MEP) requirements.

The said issuance has been signed on 15 June 2022, published on 23 June 2022 in BusinessWorld and the Daily Tribune, and will take effect on 08 July 2022.

Energy labels issued by the DOE prior to the implementation of the said IG shall remain valid 12 months from the date of its issuance.

Under the PELP, all manufacturers, importers and distributors of Energy Consuming Products (ECPs) are enjoined to register their company and products through the PELP Online Registration System. The DOE Energy Labels may also be requested through the same platform. All information obtained and shared by DOE and used for the purpose of the said online system will be subject to the provisions within the DOE's Data Privacy Policy (https://www.doe.gov.ph/dataprivacynotice/clients).

 

Extending the Acceptance of Test Reports from PS-licensed testing facilities to December 31, 2022


The EUMB-EPRED is extending the acceptance of Energy Performance Test Reports from PS-licensed testing facilities for PELP registration to December 31, 2022 prior to the official Enforcement, Monitoring and Verification (EMV) activities of EUMB-EPRED on January 2023.  This was brought about by concerns regarding queue build-up of product testing requests in ISO 17025 accredited facilitie and those with on-going accreditation.

For the registration guidelines and requirements, applicants may refer to the PELP Implementing Guidelines on Registration, Enforcement, Monitoring, Verification and Compliance Mechanism through this link: Related Laws, Issuances and Implementing Guidelines | Department of Energy Philippines (doe.gov.ph). All information obtained and shared by DOE and used for the purpose of the said online system will be subject to the provisions within the DOE's Data Privacy Policy (https://www.doe.gov.ph/dataprivacynotice/clients)

DOE issues Guidelines for the Recognition of Testing Laboratories on 10 March 2022


The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued Department Circular DC2022-03-0005, or the “Guidelines for the Recognition of Testing Laboratories for the Examination, Testing and Verification of the Energy Efficiency of ECPs and the Fuel Efficiency of Transport Vehicles, including the issuance of Certificate of Endorsement to the Board of Investments (BOI) for Fiscal Incentives” on 10 March 2022. The said issuance provides for the framework for the recognition of testing laboratories that are essential in the verification activities under the Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP). Likewise, to provide support for PELP, the DOE also included guidelines for the issuance of Certificate of Endorsement for BOI fiscal incentives for adoption of high energy performing ECPs and establishment of support infrastructures.

The said issuance was published on 24 March 2022 in BusinessWorld and Daily Tribune. To download the copy of DC2022-03-0005, you may click this link: http://www.doe.gov.ph/laws-and-issuances/department-circular-no-dc2022-0...

PELP Registration and Energy Label Issuance as of 1st Quarter 2022


The Department of Energy (DOE) continues to accept registration of energy consuming products through the PELP Registration System. Since its launch on 12 August 2021, the DOE has received a total of 470 applications for energy consuming products (ECP), which include air conditioners, refrigerating appliances, television sets and lighting products.

As of March 31, 2022, a total of thirty-eight (38) companies have successfully registered in the PELP system and a total of 267 product models were issued with energy labels, particularly for 141 models of air conditioners, eighty-four (84) lighting products, thirty-one (31) models of refrigerating appliances, and eleven (11) television sets. The summary of PELP-registered companies and products may be viewed through the PELP Database page

System Maintenance of the PELP Registration System


Date Posted: 10 March 2022

This is to inform all applicants and stakeholders that the PELP Online Registration System will undergo a scheduled maintenance starting Friday, March 11, 2022 at 12:00 noon.

The system maintenance will be conducted to incorporate minor modifications and system updates to facilitate the online registration and processing of energy label requests. During the maintenance period, all services under the PELP System will be temporarily disabled. The System will resume accepting registrations on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

Under the PELP, all manufacturers, importers and distributors of Energy Consuming Products (ECPs) are enjoined to register their company and products through the PELP Online Registration System. The DOE Energy Labels may also be requested through the same platform. All information obtained and shared by DOE and used for the purpose of the said online system will be subject to the provisions within the DOE's Data Privacy Policy (https://www.doe.gov.ph/dataprivacynotice/clients).

Launching of PELP Online Product Registration System for Air conditioners, Refrigerating Appliances, and Television Sets on 03 January 2022 will be moved to 10 January 2022


Original Date of posting: 03 January 2022

The Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP) Product Registration System for Air conditioners, Refrigerating Appliances, and Television Sets will be moved to January 10, 2022. This is to ensure the system’s integrity and to be able to serve you better.  All Importers, Manufacturers and Distributors of Air Conditioners, Refrigerating Appliances and Television Sets are enjoined to register through the PELP System at pelp.doe.gov.ph.  

For the guidelines and requirements for product registration, applicants may refer to the PELP Implementing Guidelines on Registration, Enforcement, Monitoring, Verification and Compliance Mechanism through this link: Related Laws, Issuances and Implementing Guidelines of the Department of Energy Philippines (doe.gov.ph).  All information obtained and shared by DOE and used for the purpose of the said online system is subject to the provision within the DOE’s Data Privacy Policy (https://www.doe.gov.ph/dataprivacynotice/clients)

Launching of PELP Online Product Registration Platform for Refrigerating appliances, Air Conditioning Units (ACUs) and Television sets on 03 January 2022


Date Posted: 13 December 2021

The Department of Energy would like to inform all stakeholders that the Philippine Energy Labelling Program (PELP) Product Registration for Refrigerating Appliances, Air Conditioning Units (ACUs) and Television Sets will commence by 03 January 2022. All Importers, Manufacturers and Distributors of Refrigerating Appliances, Air Conditioners and Television Sets are enjoined to register through the PELP Online Registration portal using the link: https://pelp.doe.gov.ph/.

For the guidelines and requirements for product registration, applicants may refer to the PELP Implementing Guidelines on Registration, Enforcement, Monitoring, Verification and Compliance Mechanism through this link: Related Laws, Issuances and Implementing Guidelines | Department of Energy (www.doe.gov.ph). All information obtained and shared by DOE and used for the purpose of the said online portal is subject to the provisions within the DOE's Data Privacy Policy, which could be accessed through the link: (https://www.doe.gov.ph/dataprivacynotice/clients).

Launching of PELP Online Product Registration Platform for Lighting Products on 26 November 2021


Date Posted: 25 October 2021

The Philippine Energy Labelling Program (PELP) Product Registration Portal for Lighting Products will commence by November 26, 2021.  All Importers, Manufacturers and Distributors of Lighting Products are enjoined to register through the PELP Online Registration portal at pelp.doe.gov.ph. Lighting products covered under the PELP include Self-Ballasted Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL), Linear Fluorescent Lamps (LFL) or Double-Capped Fluorescent Lamps DFL), Single-Capped Fluorescent Lamps (SFL), Lamp Ballasts (BAL), and Light Emitting Diodes (LED) Lamps.

For the guidelines and requirements for product registration, applicants may refer to the PELP Implementing Guidelines on Registration, Enforcement, Monitoring, Verification and Compliance Mechanism through this link: Related Laws, Issuances and Implementing Guidelines | Department of Energy (www.doe,gov.ph). All information obtained and shared by DOE and used for the purpose of the said online portal is subject to the provision within the DOE's Data Privacy Policy (https://www.doe.gov.ph/dataprivacynotice/clients)

PELP Online Company Registration is now open


Date Posted: 11 August 2021

The PELP Company Registration is now open and will now accept registration request. All Importers, Manufacturers and Distributors of PELP-covered energy-consuming products (i.e., air conditioners, refrigerating appliances, television sets and lighting products) are enjoined to register through the PELP Online Registration portal.

For your guidance, you can download the guide manual for Company Registration at the Downloadable Resources – Information Materials.

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