PE2, DOE and MSERV push EE&C during PCCI’s annual gab
MANILA, 20 October 2022 – The Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2), the Department of Energy (DOE) and PE2 active member Meralco Energy Inc (MSERV) were invited by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) to educate attendees of the 48th Philippine Business Conference and Expo (PBC&E) on how policy, financing and solutions can help enterprises cut their energy costs through energy efficiency and conservation (EE&C) measures. The EE&C session was held earlier today during the second day of the 48th PBC&E, which was held at the historic Manila Hotel.
PE2 president and Climargy CEO Alexander Ablaza promoted the energy service company (ESCO) business model and other financing options to enable EE&C projects across designated establishments. Engr. Daniel Collin G. Jornales, Supervising Science Research Specialist of the DOE Energy Utilization Management Bureau updated the audience on the approved specific guidelines and incentives under Republic Act 11285 (EE&C Act). MSERV’s John Pocholo B. Pabilona explained how their vast range of solutions and services can help accelerate EE&C adoption behind the meter of commercial and industrial customers.
The PBC&E is a platform that brings together policymakers, the business community and development partners in a constructive open dialogue to address issues affecting the country and its economic prospects. It is a venue for the holding of business-to-business and business-to-government networking and dialogues to create opportunities for expansion. Industry leaders representing PCCI’s local chambers from all over the country; affiliate industry associations; and, partners from various national business organizations and foreign chambers take part in this annual event.
This year’s theme, “The Philippines is Ready and Open for Business” focuses on the vision of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., of a better tomorrow for all Filipinos. It will look into his government’s strategies to accelerate the country’s recovery, strengthen economic gains and make a real difference to the economy and the Filipino people. Part of the strategy to accelerate recovery and growth is the just Energy Transition Plan that is intended to build an energy secure Philippines. Break-out session 4 will look into energy efficiency as the tool for this transition to happen.