EFFICIENCY PLANNERS: Participants and organizers of the Energy Utilization Management Bureau's Strategic Planning Workshop (SPW) in a unity photo after their culmination activity in Tagaytay on setting programs and projects for the country's effective utilization of energy. The event aims to further align EUMB’s plans and projects with the DOE’s direction for 2017 to 2040.
(Taguig City). Aiming to empower consumers to be more energy efficient, the Department of Energy-Energy Utilization and Management Bureau (DOE-EUMB) and its stakeholders conducted a Strategic Planning Workshop (SPW) from 16 to 20 October in Tagaytay City.
“Diskarte and efficient ways through our short, medium and long term programs are the things we can share to our consumers to be smarter in utilizing their energy,” Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said.
The SPW kicked off highlighting the proposed activities and updates on the Department’s programs of promoting energy utilization such as the government enercon program, e-vehicles, fuel economy run and the “E-Power Mo” Campaign.
According to Dir. Jesus T. Tamang, OIC for EUMB, “SPW is an opportunity for us to assess and evaluate our programs and projects and to identify the items for improvement.”
On the second day, EUMB’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Division (EECD) and the Alternative Fuels and Energy Technologies Division (AFETD) presented their individual roadmaps.
Some of EECD’s plans include: the advocacy for the legislation of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Bill; conduct of information, education and communication (IEC) campaigns; integration of energy efficiency and conservation (EE&C) in the LGU development plans and in the curriculum of the educational system; and, expansion of financing opportunities for EE&C stakeholders and projects.
AFETD for its part, plans to increase the public use of alternative fuels and other emerging energy technologies. This includes the establishment of mechanisms for the promotion, adoption and commercialization of alternative fuels and capacity building for innovators in the energy sector.
Other topics include risk and opportunity assessment, Corrective and Preventive Action Plan (CAPA), vision sharing and firming up 2018-2020 targets for Energy Utilization Management Bureau and the DOE Field Offices.
Days 3 and 4 covered the review of the budget for FY2017 and proposed budget for FY2018 and FY2019.
“This event is also a way to recalibrate our schedule and work program to achieve the goals set by Sec. Cusi,” Dir. Tamang said.