PE2 training, policy panels plan post-IRR actions

Date Published: 
December 10, 2019
  • Members of the PE2 Training Committee and Policy Committee hold a joint committee meeting in the MServ office on 10 December 2019. (PE2 photo by Luigi Eusebio)
    Members of the PE2 Training Committee and Policy Committee hold a joint committee meeting in the MServ office on 10 December 2019. (PE2 photo by Luigi Eusebio)

PASIG CITY, 10 December 2019 – The Training Committee and Policy Committee of the Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) held a joint committee meeting earlier today at the MServ office in Marco Polo Ortigas to plan clear action steps following the recent approval of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11285, otherwise known as the Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) Act.

Chaired by PE2 president and policy committee chairman Alexander Ablaza and training committee chairman Bienvenido C. Gonzales, the meeting was attended by committee members Richard Henrick I. Beltran, Felix Richard A. Cordova, Jose O. de Jesus, Bryan Diosma, Theresa Acedillo Lapuz, Raymond A. Marquez, Rodolfo R. Peñalosa, Jagannathan Srinivasan, Samuel West Stewart, and Ronaldo R. Torres. All committee members present are currently members of the PE2 Board of Trustees, except for new policy committee member Bryan Diosma, who handles regulatory affairs for Aboitiz Power, and Beltran, who leads the secretariat of the Policy Committee. Also in attendance was Luigi Eusebio of the PE2 secretariat.

During the meeting, Gonzales was directed to formulate a training program and training policy recommendation in support of the EE&C Act provisions relating to the qualification and certification of Certified Energy Conservation Officers and Certified Energy Managers. In addition to what the new law requires, the Training Committee was likewise asked to include the training of Certified Measurement and Verification Professionals under its program scope.

Marquez, who leads the energy service company (ESCO) sub-committee of the Policy Committee, was likewise tasked to develop recommendations and a draft PE2 position on the specific guidelines for the certification of ESCOs under the EE&C Act.

Both the Training Committee and the ESCO Sub-Committee were asked to schedule separate meetings before the holidays and report their plans and policy recommendations to the Board of Trustees, which is expected to convene in early January 2020.

Ablaza shared his views on the emerging PE2 policy strategy following the IRR issuance and the need to support the crafting, consultations and final approval of specific guidelines for various sections of the IRR. He asked policy committee members for recommendations on fiscal incentives, based on various financial simulations reflecting incentive scenarios anticipated before and after the legislative process for the Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization (CITIRA) bill pending in the Philippine Senate.

Torres also shared with the group a list of 18 specific guidelines arising from the IRR issuance that may need PE2 involvement. Relatedly, Ablaza will also ask the demand-side management (DSM) sub-committee of the Policy Committee to start crafting the PE2 position on DSM guidelines.

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