DOE orders industry players to submit business continuity plans



The Department of Energy (DOE), through its Electric Power Industry Management Bureau, has instructed all power industry stakeholders to submit their Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to ensure sufficient electricity supply during the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon.

“The energy sector must consider all possible scenarios that the enhanced quarantine may bring about for our country in the coming weeks. We must be fully prepared with all necessary measures and action plans to deliver sufficient power and oil supply, which we need to survive this crisis,” Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi was quoted in a statement.

Included in the BCP are the companies’ strategies and programs ensuring uninterrupted operation of their existing power plant facilities, as well as their immediate plans to facilitate smooth development and implementation of on-going power projects in their BCPs.

DOE already issued a memorandum, providing the guidelines for the unimpeded delivery of energy services since March 14.