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DOE accepts nominees for training on Energy Management System

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 09:27 AM    Views : 726by:Philippine Information Agency

QUEZON CITY, June 13 (PIA) -- The Department of Energy (DOE) together with various government and non-government agencies invites all qualified local Energy Management experts and consultants to attend the coming Discussion on Energy Management System (EnMS) on July 4.

The discussion, organized by the DOE, together with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is the first of a series of EnM/International Organization for Standardization (ISO) activities in the Philippines.

A total of 40 local experts will be selected using certain screening criteria and shall be trained and recognized by the DOE, DTI, and UNIDO to form a team of national experts equipped with knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to support the adoption and implementation of an energy management system aligned with ISO 50001.

Technical assistance and coaching of facility personnel on EnMS development and implantation will also be provided by UNIDO. These local experts are encouraged to assume roles as National Energy Management Experts and become source of expertise on managing energy demand in the industrial sector. They are also expected to create a multiplier effect to have greater project impact.

The activity is part of the joint DOE-DTI-UNIDO-GEF initiative dubbed as the Philippine Industrial Energy Efficiency Project (PIEEP) with a component aimed at promoting Energy Management System/ISO 50001. International EnMS/ISO 50001 experts will lead the discussion before national energy and management systems professional, industrial energy managers and ISO experts.

The PIEEP is a five-year joint project that addresses the need to implement energy efficiency measures in industry, one of the most energy intensive sectors in the country.

Undersecretary Loreta G. Ayson, CESO I, said that the current global energy situation makes it more imperative for energy-intensive industries to lead in managing energy use to demonstrate its commitment and effect significant reduction in energy expenditures.

Energy conservation measures will become important as the Philippines faces an era where energy supply is threatened. While energy efficiency and conservation measures are, by all indications, considered low-lying fruits, there are requisite investments in plugging inefficiencies in the energy system, hence the adoption of the project.

All interested local parties are requested to submit their curriculum vitae and other pertinent documents to the PIEEP Project Management Unit at the 3rd Floor, DOE Building, Energy Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Selected experts shall be notified by email on or before June 20, 2012.

For more information, please contact the PIEEP National Project Coordinator Richard T. Saing through email, or through the following numbers: (02) 4792900 loc. 205, (02) 840 2243, and (0917) 5409153.


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