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DOE conducts public consultation in Region 8 on RP energy plan

Tacloban City (July 20) -- The Department of Energy (DOE) is scheduled to conduct a public consultation on July 21 at the Kanhuraw Convention Center, from 8:00 o'clock in the morning to 5:00 o'clock in the afternoon.

Under Secretary Roy Kyamko of the Department of Energy informed that the Visayas Consultation for Region 8 is an opportunity for the Department of Energy to listen and hear out the various energy issues and concerns of local stakeholders.

The Department of Energy is coming up with a series of public consultations from July to September of this year to present the draft of the Philippine Energy Plan for 2008-2030 and to gather regional inputs, comments, suggestions and recommendations from the target stakeholders on how the plan could be improved and enhanced in terms of policy thrusts, strategies and program, Undersecretary Kyamko said.

It would be recalled that President Arroyo has directed the Department of Energy to formulate a 20-year Philippine Energy Plan which would be submitted to the Office of the President and Congress on September 15.

Undersecretary Kyamko said that the consultation will have six sectoral workshops namely conventional fuels; renewable energy; downstream oil industry; power, rural/missionary electrification and E.R. 1-94; Energy, Efficiency and Conservation; and Alternative Fuels and Energy Technologies.

No less than Regional Development Council for Eastern Visayas Chairman Mayor Mel Senen Sarmiento will welcome the participants to the public consultation.

Department of Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes is scheduled to be present during the public consultation and no less than the Presidential Assistant for Eastern Visayas, Secretary Victor Domingo will deliver a message and the closing remarks. (PIA 8) [top]

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