The Department of Energy’s Energy Policy and Planning Bureau (DOE – EPPB) is polishing the Philippine Energy Plan for 2016 to 2030 in contribution to Ambisyon 2040, which lays down a foundation for inclusive growth and high-trust society.
“Planning our country’s energy road map safeguards our Filipino consumers and our industry participants from any undesirable energy scenarios in the future. It is our job to protect them,” Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said.
The DOE is also conducting sectoral campaigns in line with the comprehensive energy plan.
“We have conducted a series of consultations with various stakeholders – local government units, electric cooperatives, non-government organizations, civil society organizations (CSOs), academe, RE developers, oil industry players, generation companies, chamber of commerce and industries, financial institutions and development partners – to present the Plan and generate inputs for its enhancement,” Cusi said.
Along with the 15-year plan is another plan covering years leading up to 2040 that contains studies factoring in gross domestic product (GDP) and population growth.
DOE – EPPB gathered issues raised in cities of Cagayan de Oro, Legaspi, Iloilo and Davao through plenary discussions. These cities are taking initiatives on lowering greenhouse emissions, oil deregulations, and electricity pricing, rural electrification, and other energy concerns.
“Once the plan is finished, it will greatly contribute to the expansion of the country’s economic prospects through the provision of employment opportunities and generation of investments that will subsequently provide all Filipinos a life envisioned to be Matatag, Maginhawa at Panatag,” Cusi said.