Philippines Philippines releases advisory document on energy consumption reports by designated establishments

On March 19, 2021, the Department of Energy of the Philippines released Advisory on the Submission of Energy Conservation Reports as per DOE MC 2020-05-0001. This Advisory explains the details of Memorandum Circular No. 5 of 2020 (MC 2020-05-0001) Directing All Designated Establishments Under Commercial, Industrial and Transport Sectors to Submit Energy Consumption Reports, clearly specifying the following matters prior to the submission deadline of April 15, 2021.

  1. The obligation of the designated establishments is to integrate the energy management systems (EnMS) concepts, principles, and practices into business operations. Acquisition of EnMS Certification is encouraged.
  2. Until the certification system for Energy Conservation Officers (ECO) and Energy Managers (EM) is launched, register persons who meet the requirements set forth under the Department Circular No. 1 of 2021 (DC 2021-01-0001) which provides Guidelines for the Qualifications, Assessment, Registration, and Certification of Energy Conservation Officers (CECO), Energy Managers (CEM), and Energy Auditors (EA).
  3. ECO and EM to be registered can be either an employee or a third party. ECO and EM can be assigned to work at any location or facility of the company.
  4. The Annual Energy Utilization Report (AEUR) and Annual Energy Efficiency and Conservation Report (AEECR) shall be prepared for the calendar year.
  5. A Company with multiple locations or facilities may submit a single AEUR and AEECR within the company. Note that the details of each location or facility shall be indicated individually.
  6. Type 1 and Type 2 designated establishments shall conduct an energy audit at least once every three years. The term of validity of the audit shall be as follows.
Year of Audit Valid until
2018 2021
2019 2022
2020 2023
2021 2024

The classification of designated establishments under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act of the Philippines is as follows

Classification Annual energy consumption
Type 2 designated establishments More than 4,000,000 kWh
Type 1 designated establishments 500,000 kWh to 4,000,000 kWh

 

  1. Energy audits by duly authorized ESCO companies will be allowed until the certification system for Energy Auditors as stipulated in the Department Circular No.1 of 2021 (DC 2021-01-0001) is launched.

 

The original text of the Advisory is available at the following URL:
https://www.doe.gov.ph/sites/default/files/pdf/announcements/advisory-doe-mc2020-05-0001.pdf

The original text of Memorandum Circular No. 5 of 2020 (MC 2020-05-0001) Directing All Designated Establishments Under Commercial, Industrial and Transport Sectors to Submit Energy Consumption Reports can be downloaded from the following URL:
https://www.doe.gov.ph/sites/default/files/pdf/issuances/mc2020-05-0001.pdf

FAQs on MC 2020-05-0001 are available at the following URL:
https://www.doe.gov.ph/energy-efficiency/memorandum-circular-no-mc2020-05-0001-faqs?ckattempt=1