ENPAP invites PE2 to share updates on EE&C bill

MAKATI CITY, Philippines, 5 July 2018 – Energy Efficiency Practitioners Association of the Philippines (ENPAP) convenor Ernesto J. Casis invited Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) president Alexander Ablaza to update ENPAP officers and members on the status of the pending energy efficiency and conservation (EE&C) bill during its scheduled meeting and elections in this city on 6 July 2018.

In his response to the invitation, Ablaza also shared with Casis the latest language under Section 10 of the EE&C bill, according to the version that was approved by the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives on 7 February 2018. Ablaza explained that Section 10 of the EE&C bill has the most significant relevance to the planned individual training and certification activities of ENPAP.

Section 10 currently reads as follows:

“SEC. 10. Certification of Energy Conservation Officers and Energy Managers. - A system for the certification and assessment of energy conservation officers shall be established toward raising the professional standards of those engaged in energy management. Only those who have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, proficiency, and ethical fitness in the energy management profession, based on a certification system to be developed by the DOE and the TESDA, for the purpose, shall qualify for certification as Certified Energy Efficiency and Conservation Officer (CEECO). The certification system shall be based on an approved scope of practice and a set of competency standards, with clear assessment process and certification for the determined competency, undertaken by the prescribed governance structure and quality assurance system, and aligned with the Philippine Qualification Framework (PQF) and applicable international standards. 

Moreover, the TESDA shall register TVET programs and conduct training assessment and certification of workers for qualification levels 1 to 5 of the PQF. Likewise, non-profit organizations and other private training institutions shall register their TVET programs to the TESDA to conduct training assessment and certification of works. Guidelines for this purpose shall be developed by the TESDA in coordination with the DOE.

In like manner, the CHED and the DOE shall establish a system for the assessment and certification of registered engineers so that only those who have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, proficiency and ethical fitness in the energy management profession shall qualify for certification as Certified Energy Manager (CEM).

The CHED shall, in coordination with the DOE and the TESDA, also develop undergraduate, graduate and professional certificate programs on energy management to ensure the availability of competencies and skills required to promote and achieve the country’s sustainable energy goals.

Additionally, the CHED shall offer professional certificate programs for energy managers. Guidelines for this purpose shall be developed by the CHED in coordination with the DOE.”

As early as the term of the 16th Congress, PE2 and ENPAP have already aligned their positions in the common push for EE&C legislation.
 

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