DOE to present Philippine Energy Plan in Puerto Princesa
Manila (31 March) -- The Department of Energy will present the 2010-2030 Philippine Energy Plan to the energy stakeholders of Region IV-B through an IEC activity on 07 April 2010 at the Legend Hotel in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
Building on its commitment to formulate a long-term energy plan for the country, the Department of Energy has prepared the Philippine Energy Plan 2009-2030 highlighting the plans and programs of the energy sector to support the economic growth and development goals of the country. Specifically, the Plan will deal with future energy developments, which are very vital to the country's prosperity. The over-arching theme of PEP 2009-2030 is ensuring the best energy choices for a better quality of life.
Prior to its public release, the DOE has been conducting a series of regional Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities to inform the public on the energy sector's policy thrusts, strategies and programs in addressing pertinent issues and challenges in energy development. The activity will also include the IEC on nuclear energy as a long-term option of government in attaining energy security and reliability.
To ensure a wider coverage nationwide, the IEC activities were clustered based on the proximities of the regions. The DOE kicked-off with the conduct of the IEC in the major cities of Davao (for Regions XI, XII and CARAGA), Cebu (for Regions VII and VIII), Iloilo (for Region VI) and Ozamiz (Region IX, X and ARMM), which are currently facing a crisis in power supply. Subsequently, the DOE introduced the Plan to energy stakeholders in Baguio City (for CAR), Laoag (Region I) and Tuguegarao (Region II).
The DOE will bring in full force its energy experts to enlighten the participants on various issues on energy developments. The DOE is also looking towards a healthy exchange of views with the participants on issues of current interest such as energy supply and demand issues.
For more information on the activity, the DOE through its Energy Policy and Planning Division will gladly take in your inquiries through telephone numbers 840-1780 or 479-2900 locals 288 and 318. (PIA-MMIO) [top]