The Government Energy Management Program (GEMP) has generated around P3 billion worth of savings in electricity and fuel expenses, a Department of Energy (DOE) official said.
Department of Energy Undersecretary Benito L. Ranque said the GEMP generated P2.41 billion savings in electricity and P310 million savings in transport fuel from September 2005 to December 2015.
These savings went along with the spot checks the department had in 814 government agencies through Administrative orders Nos. 103, 110-A and 126 that aims to “address the volatile world oil prices through adherence to the government’s energy management/conservation program.”
The GEMP requires all government offices to reduce electricity and fuel consumption by 10%, Ranque added.
The government is pursuing to conserve and efficiently use energy through the GEMP that aims to “to stimulate awareness on efficient and judicious use of energy to reduce government expenditure on both fuel and electricity,” Ranque said.
The DOE undersecretary called on government employees to support and get involved to sustain efficiency and energy conservation or “EC Energy” that the DOE hopes to result in economic competitiveness and environmental protection.
DOE also launched Power Patrol seminars to drum up community campaigns on energy efficiency and conservation.
In partnership with the Philippine Information Agency, the energy department held the Power Patrol on Energy and Conservation for Households at the Davao City national High School.
Another round of Power Patrol on GEMP will be held today at the Daniel Aguinaldo National High School.