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PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mindanao power congress takes up good governance

by Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Jan. 11, (PIA) -- Public discussions on good governance, knowledge product and finance and investment will set the tone for the Mindanao Congress of the Advocates for Renewable Energy, Rural Electrification and Development (MinCARED).

To be held at Grand Caprice Restaurant, Cagayan de Oro City on Jan. 25-27, the three-day congress sponsored by the Association of the Mindanao Rural Electric Cooperatives (AMRECO) will be attended by some 300 stakeholders.

Topics on “Transparency of Distribution Utilities” will be tackled on the first day by Zenaida G. Ducut, Chairperson of the Energy Regulatory Commission while “The Politics in the Electric Cooperatives” will be discussed by Congressman Lorenzo Tañada III, Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives.

Under knowledge products, “Research and Study Grants for the Mindanao Power Sector” will be tackled by USAID and “The Upcoming 84 Days A Year Brown Out” by Prof. Rowaldo del Mundo of the University of the Philippines National Engineering Center.

“The Mindanao Power Institute: A Model Outfit for the Mindanao Power Sector” will be discussed by Dr. Ricardo E. Rotoras, President of the Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) while “Climate Change and Power” will be discussed by Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, President of the Ateneo de Manila University.

Likewise, under finance and investment, the topic on “Resources on Renewable Energy” will be discussed by Dr. Ambrosio Cultura of MUST, “Aggregation: A Business Model for the Mindanao Electric Cooperatives” by Edgardo R. Masongsong, “Solar Generation Plants in the Distribution Units” by Engr. Dave Tauli and “Power Saving Innovation” by the Department of Energy.

Discussion on the Role of the Civil Organizations will be handled by Archbishop Antonio Ledesma of Cagayan de Oro while the guest speaker will include Senator Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., Lualhati P. Antonio, Chairperson, Mindanao Development Authority and Congressman Arnulfo Go, Chairman, House Committee on Mindanao Affairs. (PIA-10)

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