PE2 meets DOE, BOI, MIAA and PNOC for GEMP pilot energy monitoring project

  • PE2 meets DOE, BOI, MIAA and PNOC for GEMP pilot energy monitoring project
    PE2 meets DOE, BOI, MIAA and PNOC for GEMP pilot energy monitoring project

Alliance welcomes proposals from PE2 member firms

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY, TAGUIG, 28 March 2018 — The Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) met the Department of Energy (DOE), as well as representatives of the Board of Investments (BOI), Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) to discuss how to advance PE2’s concept of donating a pilot energy monitoring system for up to 3 public buildings as a project of the Alliance to support the implementation of the Government Energy Management Program (GEMP).

DOE was represented by Assistant Secretary Robert B. Uy, Energy Utilization Management Bureau (EUMB) Director Jesus T. Tamang, EUMB Assistant Director Jesus C. Anunciacion, Energy Efficiency & Conservation Division (EECD) Chief Artemio P. Habitan. PE2 was represented by Trustees Alexander Ablaza and Rodolfo R. Peñalosa and its member services and communications manager Luigi G. Eusebio.

DOE Asec Uy welcomed the concept of PE2 to support the GEMP program through a pilot monitoring system project, which will allow electronic dashboards in DOE premises to capture real-time energy consumption data for cooling, lighting and other electrical loads of the selected public buildings. DOE nonetheless made it clear that the Department is not and should not be perceived as endorsing any particular technology, brand or company in this pilot project.

PE2 is currently studying the feasibility of donating hardware and a cloud-based platform to enable a pilot energy monitoring system for up to 3 public buildings, which were shortlisted because of their high visibility and high replication potential. These buildings were:

  • PNOC Building 5 (which houses top management of DOE and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority or PEZA)
  • Industry & Investments Bldg, 385 Sen Gil Puyat Avenue (owned by the government-owned National Development Company or NDC, and which houses top management of BOI and the Department of Trade and Industry)
  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 (operated and maintained by MIAA)

PE2 needs to validate this tentative shortlist of buildings by:

  • Conducting a walk-through inspection of electrical system and review of electrical single-line diagram (if available), as early as the first week of April 2018
  • Discussions on whether the respective management of BOI, MIAA and PNOC could quickly support the crafting and execution of a 5-party Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in early May 2018.

PE2 may still consider to replace or remove one of the shortlisted buildings, in case complications arise in the conduct of the validation surveys.

Once the pilots in the shortlisted buildings are confirmed as feasible, the PE2 Board will approve the proposal and draft a 5-party MOA for review by all government entities. PE2 is hopeful that the MOA could be executed as early as late-May, and the pilot project becomes live and operational in Q3, when DOE Secretary Cusi attends the ASEAN Energy Ministers' Meetings in Singapore.

Ablaza now calls out to all PE2 members, “To enable a PE2 board decision in late-April 2018, the Alliance welcomes proposals for donations of project-responsive hardware and software from PE2 member firms.” Proposals may be submitted to pe2.secretariat@gmail.com on or before the close of business hours of 19 April 2018.

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