What PE2 is convened for
Alongside the greenhouse gas emission reduction pathway targeted by the Philippines’ Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris climate agreement, the Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) has updated in July 2017 a 2017-2040 Energy Efficiency & Conservation Roadmap which targets a ramp-up of energy efficiency policy and market interventions across the various end-use sectors of the economy toward an 10,000 ktoe annual energy savings target by 2040.
The Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) convened private- and public-sector energy efficiency market stakeholder entities in April 2016 as a non-stock, non-profit civil society organization, building on the 11-year history of the Energy Service Companies Association of the Philippines (ESCOPhil) established in May 2005 with DOE support, and its successor, the Philippine Association of Energy Service Companies.
To organize, encourage, and promote advocacies, initiatives, studies, projects, programs, policy-directions, financing strategies, best ethical practices and sources in energy efficiency, energy conservation and renewable energy; thus, to assist the Philippines in achieving its long term targets of:
- energy intensity reduction
- increasing energy productivity
- greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction
- increasing energy security
- To provide a forum for leadership and exchange including best practices and knowledge transfer with regard to energy efficiency (EE), energy conservation (EC) and renewable energy (RE), as well as impact on climate change.
- To encourage, support and strengthen appropriate policies, laws, rules and regulations that increase the application of and investments in EE, EC and RE throughout the Philippines.
- To act as a catalyst of cooperation among private sector, government agencies, international institutions, non-governmental organizations, industry associations, and other partnerships and initiatives with regard to EE, EC and RE.
- To push for the identification, study, evaluation, analysis, and development of policies, projects and programs on EE, EC and RE, which in turn help to transform the economy and generate green jobs.
- To convene and represent the interests of the Energy Service Company (ESCO) industry, especially in collaborating with Government for the promotion of ESCO Performance Contracting (EPC) and for regulatory concerns such as ESCO accreditation.
- To convene and represent the interests of other EE, EC and RE stakeholders which include but not limited to, technology and solutions providers, EPC contractors, service providers, consultants, investors, financiers, financial institutions, commercial and industrial end users, large EE, EC and RE program implementing entities, and other market players.
- To facilitate the country accelerate the transformation to an energy efficient economy with EE, EC and RE as increasingly prominent, viable and competitive low carbon technology options towards the achievement of energy security and increased energy productivity in the Philippines.