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EE Policies in the Philippines (as of 21 January 2024)

Republic Acts

Republic Act No. 11285, An Act Institutionalizing Energy Efficiency and Conservation, Enhancing The Efficient Use of Energy, and Granting Incentives to Energy Efficiency and Conservation Projects; Signed: 12 April 2019. Signed Document 

 


 

DOE Department Circulars

DOE Department Circular No. DC2019-11-0014: Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 11285 (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act); Signed: 22 November 2019, Effective: 21 December 2019

DOE Department Circular No. 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); Signed: 15 June 2020

DOE Department Circular No. DC2020-06-0016: Prescribing the Minimum Energy Performance for Products (MEPP) covered by the Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP) for Compliance of Importers, Manufacturers, Distributors, Dealers and Retailers of Energy-Consuming Products; Signed: 15 June 2020

DOE Department Circular No. DC2020-09-0018: Guidelines in the Administration, Classification and Certification of Energy Service Company (ESCO); Signed: 9 September 2020, Effective: 9 October 2020

DOE Department Circular No. DC2020-10-0023: Prescribing Policy Framework for the Development of the Fuel Economy Rating, Fuel Economy Performance, and Related Energy Efficiency and Conservation Policies for the Transport Sector and other Support Infrastructures; Signed 22 October 2020

DOE Department Circular No. DC2020-12-0026: Adoption of the Guidelines on Energy Conserving Design of Building; Signed: 22 December 2020, Effective: 6 March 2021

DOE Department Circular No. DC2021-01-0001: Guidelines for the Qualifications, Assessments, Registration, and Certification of Energy Conservation Officers CECO), Energy Managers (CEM), and Energy Auditors (EA); Signed: 11 January 2021, Effective: 6 March 2021

DOE Department Circular No. DC2021-05-0011: Guidelines for the Endorsement of Energy Efficiency Projects to the Board of Investments for Fiscal Incentives; Signed: 11 May 2021, Effective: 2 July 2021

DOE Department Circular No. DC2021-07-0023: Providing a Policy Framework on the Guidelines for the Development, Establishment, and Operation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS) in the Philippines; Signed 9 July 2021, Effective 19 August 2021

DOE Department Circular No. DC2022-03-0004: Guidelines for the Endorsement of Energy Efficiency Strategic Investments to the Board of Investments for Fiscal Incentives; Signed: 3 March 2022, Effective: 6 April 2022

DOE Department Circular No. DC2022-03-0005: Guidelines for the Recognition of Testing Laboratories for the Examination, Testing and Verification of the Energy Efficiency of Energy-Consuming Products (ECPs) and the Fuel Efficiency of Transport Vehicles, Including the Issuance of Certificate of Endorsement to the Board of Investments (BOI) for Fiscal Incentives; Signed: 10 March 2022, Effective: 6 April 2022

DOE Department Circular No. DC2022-03-0006: Adoption of Training Regulations [and Prescribing] Certification Process for Energy Auditors (EAs); Signed: 17 March 2022, Effective: 6 April 2022

DOE Department Circular No. DC2022-03-0007: Adoption of Training Regulations for the Certification of Energy Conservation Officers (ECOs); Signed: 17 March 2022, Effective: 28 April 2022

DOE Department Circular No. DC2022-03-0008: Adoption of Training Regulations and Prescribing Certification Process for Training Institutions and Energy Managers (EMs); Signed: 17 March 2022, Effective: 28 April 2022

DOE Department Circular No. DC2022-04-0013: Adoption of Certification Guidelines for Energy Audit Conducted by Firm, Partnership, Corporation and Sole Proprietorship (FPCS); Signed: 5 April 2022, Effective: 19 May 2022

DOE Department Circular No. DC2022-11-0035: Expanding the Coverage of the Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP) for the Compliance of Importers, Manufacturers, Distributors, Dealers and Retailers of Energy-Consuming Products (ECPs); Signed: 21 November 2022, Effective: 16 December 2022

DOE Department Circular No. DC2023-05-0009: Government Energy Management Program (GEMP) Guidelines on Strengthening the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Professionals, Adoption of Training Module for Capacity Building and Prescribing Certification Process for the Recognition of Training Institutions; Signed: 12 May 2023

DOE Department Circular No. DC2023-05-0016: Prescribing the Fuel Economy Performance Rating (FEPR) Guidelines on Road Transport Vehicles under the Philippine Transport Vehicles Fuel Economy Labeling Program (VFELP) for Compliance of Vehicle Manufacturers, Importers, Distributors, Dealers and Rebuilders; Signed: 23 May 2023

DOE Department Circular No. DC2023-05-0017: Prescribing the Guidelines on the Philippine Transport Vehicles Fuel Economy Labeling Program (VFELP) for Compliance of Vehicle Manufacturers, Importers, Distributors, Dealers and Rebuilders; Signed: 23 May 2023

DOE Department Circular No. DC2023-05-0018: Adoption of the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan (NEECP) and Roadmap 2023-2050; Signed: 25 May 2023

DOE Department Circular No. DC2023-12-0036: Reclassifying Designated Establishments in the Commercial Sector, Adjusting their Threshold, and Providing Compliance Guidelines therefore pursuant to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act; Signed: 18 December 2023, Effective:  11 January 2024

DOE Department Circular No. DC2023-12-0037: Reclassifying Designated Establishments in the Industrial Sector, Adjusting their Threshold, and Providing Compliance Guidelines therefore pursuant to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act; Signed: 18 December 2023, Effective:  11 January 2024

DOE Department Circular No. DC2023-12-0038: Reclassifying Designated Establishments in the Transport Sector, Adjusting their Threshold, and Providing Compliance Guidelines therefore pursuant to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act; Signed: 18 December 2023, Effective:  11 January 2024

 


 

DOE Department Orders

DOE Department Order No. DO2019-07-0013: Constituting the Committee on the Accreditation of Energy Service Companies (ESCOs); Signed: 10 July 2019

DOE Department Order No. DO2020-01-0001: Organizing the Inter-Agency Energy Efficiency and Conservation Committee (IAEECC); Signed: 9 January 2020

DOE Department Order No. DO2020-01-0002: Operationalization of the Strengthening of the Energy Utilization Management Bureau (EUMB), Support Services and Field Offices on Accordance to Republic Act No. 11285 or the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (EEC Act); Signed: 28 January 2020

DOE Department Order No. DO2020-06-0008: Guidelines on Reassignment of DOE Personnel not from EUMB who have signified Interest to be Part of the Strengthened or Reorganized EUMB; Signed: 20 June 2020

DOE Department Order No. DO2021-09-0014: Guidelines on Energy Efficiency Excellence Awards; Signed: 15 September 2021

DOE Department Order No. DO2022-02-0003: Creation of a Philippine Steering Committee (PSC) and Technical Working Groups (TWG) for Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) Under the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Mobilization (CEFIM) of OECD; Signed 21 February 2022

DOE Department Order No. DO2022-03-0005: Guidelines on the Issuance of the Certificate of Energy Efficiency Cost Reductions (EECR); Signed: 22 March 2022

DOE Department Order No. DO2022-04-0006: Guidelines on the Endorsement of Government Energy Efficiency Projects to the Inter-Agency Energy Efficiency and Conservation Committee Pursuant to the Government Energy Management Program Guidelines; Signed: 7 April 2022

DOE Department Order No. DO2023-01-0001: Institutionalizing the Energy Management Team (EMT) to Develop an Energy Management System (EnMS); Signed: 10 January 2023

DOE Department Order No. DO2023-01-0005: Guidelines on the Implementation of the Alternative Work Arrangement in the Department of Energy (DOE); Signed: 27 January 2023

DOE Department Order No. DO2023-02-0008: Guidelines on Strengthening the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Professionals Under the Government Energy Management Program (GEMP); Signed: 16 February 2023

DOE Department Order No. DO2023-05-0013: Reconstitution of the National Government Technical Working Groups (NG-TWGs) for the Intergovernmental Energy Board (IEB); Signed: 9 May 2023

DOE Department Order No. DO2023-11-0025: Strengthening the Energy Management Team (EMT) and Energy Management System (EnMS); Signed: 10 November 2023

 


DOE Memorandum Circulars

DOE Memorandum Circular No. MC2020-05-0001: Directing All Designated Establishments under Commercial, Industrial and Transport Sectors to Submit Energy Consumption Reports; Signed: 13 May 2020, Published: 27 May 2020, Repealed: 18 December 2023 by DOE Department Circular Nos. DC2023-12-0036, DC2023-12-0037 and DC2023-12-0038

 


 

IAEECC Resolutions

IAEECC Resolution No. 1 s. 2020: Directing All Government Agencies, including the Local Government Units (LGUs) and Foreign Service Posts, to Comply with the Government Energy Management Program (GEMP), Ordering the Department of Energy to Conduct Energy Audits and Spot Checks, and Submit Proposed Improvements to the GEMP, September 2020

IAEECC Resolution No. 2 s. 2021: Directing All Government Entities, including the Local Government Units (LGUs) and Foreign Service Posts, to Use Energy Efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lamps in Government Buildings and Facilities as a Requirement for Compliance to the Government Energy Management Program (GEMP), May 2021

IAEECC Resolution No. 3 s. 2021: Directing All Government Entities, including the Local Government Units (LGUs) and Foreign Service Posts, to Use Inverter Type Air-Conditioning Units or Similar Equivalent Technologies in Government Buildings and Facilities as a Requirement for Compliance to the Government Energy Management Program (GEMP), October 2021

IAEECC Resolution No. 4 s. 2021: Enjoining the Council of Good Local Governance to Consider, Include and Adopt the Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EEC) as one of the Areas in the Criteria per Section 7 of Republic Act No. 11292 – “The Seal of Good Local Governance Act of 2019,” December 2021

IAEECC Resolution No. 5 s. 2022: Directing All Government Entities (GEs), Including the Local Government Units (LGUs) and Foreign Service Posts to Observe the Approved Government Energy Management Program (GEMP) Guidelines, January 2022

IAEECC Resolution No. 6 s. 2022: Recommending to the Governance Commission for GOCCs to Consider, Include, and Adopt EEC as One Criteria in the Performance Evaluation System for GOCCs in the Grant of Performance-Based Incentives, April 2022

IAEECC Resolution No. 7 s. 2023: Encouraging the Adoption of Flexible Work Arrangements for All Government Entities as Part of the Government's Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EEC) Measures under the Government Energy Management Program (GEMP), May 2023

IAEECC Resolution No. 8 s. 2023: Encouraging All Government Entities (GES) to Install and Utilize Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System or any Equivalent Renewable Energy Technology in their Government-Owned Facilities and/or Office Buildings in a Form of Self-Generating Facility, Distributed Energy Resources (DER), or Net Metering Agreement with Host Distribution Utility (DU), July 2023

IAEECC Resolution No. 9 s. 2023: Inclusion of the Climate Change Commission (CCC) as a Regular Resource Institution in the IAEECC in an Advisory Capacity to Harmonize the Approval and Implementation of Government Energy Efficiency Projects (GEEPS) Classified as Climate Change Expenditures, July 2023

 


 

Policies Related to EE Fiscal Incentives Under CREATE Act

Presidential Memorandum Order No. 61: Approving the 2022 Strategic Investment Priority Plan, Signed 24 May 2022

BOI Memorandum Circular No. 2022-008: Amendments to the Specific Guidelines on Registration of Energy Efficiency Projects covered by Republic Act No. 11285, or the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act, based on the Strategic Investment Priority Plan, for purposes of Entitlement to Incentives under Republic Act No. 11534, or the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprise (CREATE) Act; Signed: 8 August 2022

BOI Memorandum Circular No. 2023-006: Amendments to BOI Memorandum Circular No. 2022-008 Providing for the Specific Guidelines to Register Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) Projects under the Special Laws Listing, RA No. 11285, of the Strategic Investment Priority Plan (SIPP); Signed: 16 October 2023, Published: 20 October 2023

 


 

Policy Issuances by Other Government Agencies

Presidential Administrative Order No. 15: Directing the Accelerated Implementation of the Government Energy Management Program; Signed 16 January 2024

DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2020-082: Guidelines in Implementing RA No. 11285 or the "Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act" and its IRR, For All Provincial Governors, City Mayors, Municipal Mayors, DILG Regional Directors, BARMM Minister for Local Government, and others concerned; Signed: 9 May 2020

NEA Memorandum No. 2020-042: Compliance to Republic Act No. 11285 or the “Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act” and its Implementing Rules and Regulations, for all Electric Cooperatives; Signed: 14 August 2020

NEA Regulatory Advisory No. 2022-005: Implementation of Energy Efficiency Programs; Signed: 19 February 2022

 


 

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