DOE looking for bidders in energy efficiency study

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking bidders to conduct energy efficiency and conservation research and policy study for its existing facilities and infrastructure. 

In a report by Philippine Star, the DOE said that the procurement aims for the institutionalization of energy efficiency and conservation as “a national way of life” and to create a framework that will introduce and institutionalize policies on energy efficiency and conservation, including the promotion of efficient and judicious utilization of energy. 

The technical study will be assessing DOE’s existing facilities in order for them to be in line with the guidelines on energy conservation design. It will also look into the penetration level of energy-efficient technologies in a building being reviewed, which includes energy conservation measures, best practices adopted, and the use of renewable energy technologies to manage power consumption from the grid. 

The procurement has a budget of Php 5 million. 

Earlier, Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said that energy efficiency should form a part of the country’s generation mix. He believes that energy efficiency is a mode of adding supply and reducing demand. 

In 2019, former President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 11285, or the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act, which encourages the development and utilization of efficient renewable energy technologies and systems to assure optimal use and sustainability of energy resources in the country.