DOE to create an energy management system

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is working to create an energy management team (EMT) to come up with an energy management system (EnMS) following its efforts to expedite the implementation of energy efficiency and conservation measures in the country. 

In a report by the Philippine Star, Energy Secretary Raphael Lotilla issued a department order creating the EMT and developing the EnMS for the purpose of having an organization that will take a systematic approach to achieve “sustained energy performance improvement such as energy efficiency, energy use and consumption”

The EMT will consist of a chairperson, and a director from the DOE’s energy utilization management bureau, to plan and handle the team’s activities and implement the EnMS. The team will also consist of an energy manager, who will be represented by the chief of the agency’s general services division administrative services. 

EMT will have representatives from concerned bureaus, as well as services and field offices who will make sure that EnMS is effectively planned, implemented, maintained, and improved over time.

The DOE will look into the services of a highly technical consultant to perform the work plan in accordance with the stated “activities in the certification/recertification application of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 50001, an international framework for the structured practice of managing energy to effect improvements in energy use through EnMS development.