Meralco Power Academy, in partnership with MPower and Vantage Energy, recently held a 4-hour digital conference to discuss RA 11285 Energy Efficiency Law: Impacts, Risks and Opportunities.
The conference, attended by more than 270 professionals across industries, was facilitated by three UNIDO-DOE National Experts on Energy Management Systems – Robert “Bob” Jarquio, Rommel Benig and Eugene Araullo.
Being one of the country’s major energy providers, MERALCO, through Meralco Power Academy, gives its full support and contribution to DOE’s Energy Efficiency Program. This is done by putting emphasis on the strategic need for a holistic and integrated approach to energy management, ensuring sustainable growth, development and capacity building among the industry players and stakeholders.
Participants who joined thought all they would learn about were the salient provisions of RA 11285 and how it would impact their respective organizations. Everyone came out, instead, with key learnings on effectively implementing an Energy Management System and where their company can further improve on energy efficiencies, among others.
A participant has noted that it was 4-hours well spent. A significant takeaway by one attendee was that “establishing an Energy Management System is not just the Energy Manager’s role, but the whole company’s; and that the benefits can only be maximized and reaped when its fully supported by the Senior Management. Energy Management System is also not just an equipment, or a tool, but a holistic system that includes a company mindset geared towards energy efficiency.”
The half-day webinar is only the tip of an iceberg. Those interested in a comprehensive and in-depth discussion on RA11285, including Energy Management System, Meralco Power Academy has recently introduced a learning course – Competency Course for Energy Managers: Implementing an Energy Management System in Your Company. Below are the details:
- RA11285: Competency Course for Energy Managers (APRIL 19 – 23 & 26-28)
This 8-half-day course equips participants with the competency to comply with DOE requirements on energy efficiency and conservation, such as:
- Implementation and improvement of energy efficiency measures
- Conduct of regular energy audit
- Energy monitoring & control
- Preparation of periodic energy utilization & energy conservation program reports
Additionally, the course enables the participants to maximize the opportunities and reduce the risks of RA11285, and how to better manage energy consumption of facilities, equipment and devices.