EE Policies in the Philippines (as of 29 July 2021)

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 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 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


IAEECC Resolutions

IAEECC Resolution No. 01 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, Sep 2020

IAEECC Resolution No. 02 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


Policy Issuances by Other Government Agencies

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

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