DOE sets public consultation on renewable energy rules


THE Department of Energy will conduct a public consultation on the Green Energy Option Program (GEOP) and Renewable Energy Market (REM) rules on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at the Royal Mandaya Hotel, Davao City.

DOE Undersecretary Felix William B. Fuentebella, Director Mylene C. Capongcol, the officer-in-charge of the Renewable Energy Management Bureau (REMB) and Antonio M. de Guzman, OIC of the DOE Mindanao Field Office, will be present at the event set from noon to 5 p.m.

The public consultation is being done to get the widest possible inputs from the stakeholders before the issuance of corresponding Department circulars.

The National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) had endorsed to the DOE secretary various RE policy mechanisms.

The Department of Energy (DOE), upon the recommendation of the NREB, issues, adopts and promulgates the rules and regulations on the GEOP, which aims to empower end-users to choose renewable energy in meeting their energy requirements.

Meanwhile, the REM rules is tasked to issue, keep and verify RE certificates corresponding to energy generated from eligible RE facilities. p: wjg