The DOST-MIMAROPA through the Provincial Science and Technology Center in Oriental Mindoro (PSTC-Oriental Mindoro) and the DOST-ITDI conducted an energy management assessment with the Local Government Units of Calapan City and Puerto Galera last July 27-28, 2021, as part of the implementation of the Government Energy Management Program (GEMP) in the province.

Conduct of energy assessment in Puerto Galera and Calapan City

The GEMP is a government-wide program that aims to reduce the government’s monthly consumption of electricity and petroleum products by 10% through energy efficiency and conservation (EE&C) strategies.

LGUs Calapan City and Puerto Galera are among the selected 65 LGUs nationwide to be evaluated in coordination with DOST (ROs and ITDI) to participate in the energy consumption assessment. Use of lighting, air conditioning, and other electrical units, use of fuel of both LGUS and office policy were assessed and analyzed according to the set guidelines provided by the Department of Energy (DOE). After the initial assessment, LGU- Calapan City recorded 91% equivalent to Grade A rating, while LGU-Puerto Galera garnered 87% or Grade B rating. The passing rate as prescribed by DOE is 70%. Both LGUs passed the assessment and were advised to make further improvements on their energy conservation initiatives.

PSTC-Oriental Mindoro assisted in the coordination with the LGU-Calapan City and LGU-Puerto Princesa. Personnel from the PSTC, who was trained in conducting energy audits, also assisted DOST-ITDI in facilitating the assessment in both LGUs.

Coordination meeting with City Mayor, Arnan C. Panaligan, to discuss the results of the initial assessment

DOST-ITDI awarded certificates to the LGUs after the successful Energy Audit activities.