DOE to draft IRR for EE&C bill

  • DOE Usec. Felix William B. Fuentebella talks about the EE&C bill during his keynote message for the Energy Efficiency Experts Dialogue of the RE EE Philippines 2019 on 21 March 2019. (PE2 photo)
    DOE Usec. Felix William B. Fuentebella talks about the EE&C bill during his keynote message for the Energy Efficiency Experts Dialogue of the RE EE Philippines 2019 on 21 March 2019. (PE2 photo)

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Energy (DOE) is preparing to lay down rules once the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act, which is seen to unlock a capacity of 45,900 megawatts until 2040 through energy efficiency adoption and investments, is signed by the President.

DOE Undersecretary Felix William Fuentebella said Congress has already transmitted the reconciled EE&C bill to Malacañang.

“The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act is currently being readied for the signature of the President and we take a proactive stance as we also gear to prepare its implementing rules and regulations (IRR),” he said.

The measure will soon be signed and enacted after the bill’s 28-year history in Congress, Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) president Alexander Ablaza said.

The DOE official said the law would be a game changer as energy efficiency plays a key role in building a country, as it would result in a lower energy demand and increased energy security which would translate to improved productivity and energy savings for consumers.

Written/Posted by: 
Danessa Rivera

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