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PH transport firms must submit energy utilization reports by Apr 15

  • Starting April 15, 2021, transport establishments must submit an annual energy consumption and conservation report to the Department of Energy in compliance with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act of 2019
  • Covered by the requirement are entities/companies whose main business operation may include fleet management, air transport for commercial air passengers and cargo, hauling services, logistics services, delivery/shipping services, land/road transportation, railway transportation, and sea transport for passenger and cargo ships
  • All designated establishments with an annual energy consumption of not less than 100,000 kilowatt-hours are required to comply
  • For April this year, the annual energy utilization report should cover a period of six years (FY 2016-FY 2021)
  • Transport establishments should also submit an annual energy efficiency and conservation report for FY 2020 and FY 2021
  • Establishments must have a designated/appointed energy conservation officer or energy manager who should be registered with DOE

Starting April 15, 2021, transport establishments must submit an annual energy consumption and conservation report to the Department of Energy (DOE) in compliance with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (EECA) of 2019.

Entities/companies in the transport sector have been identified as one of the designated establishments obligated to submit an annual energy consumption and conservation report to DOE on April 15 of every year.

This is mandated under Republic Act (RA) 11285, or the EECA, which was signed into law in April 2019, and which institutionalizes energy efficiency and conservation as a national way of life for the efficient and judicious utilization of energy.

Under the ECCA, designated establishments are defined as private or public entities in the commercial, industrial, transport, power, agriculture, public works, and other sectors identified to be energy-intensive industries, based on their annual energy consumption in the previous year or an equivalent annual index.

The transport sector covers entities/companies whose main business operation may include fleet management, air transport for commercial air passengers and cargo, hauling services, logistics services, delivery/shipping services, land/road transportation, railway transportation, and sea transport for passenger and cargo ships.

The obligation under the ECCA is implemented under DOE Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-005-0001 issued in May 2020.

The MC directs all designated establishments in the commercial, industrial, and transport sectors to submit energy consumption reports for the previous year or an equivalent annual index.

All designated establishments with an annual energy consumption of not less than 100,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) are required to comply with MC 2020-005-0001.

Designated establishments are classified by type:

  • Type 1 designated establishment – with an annual energy consumption of 500,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) to 4,000,000 kWh for the previous year
  • Type 2 designated establishment – annual energy consumption of more than 4,000,000 kWh for the previous year
  • “Other designated establishment” – annual consumption of at least 100,000 KW-Hr but less than 500,000 KWh

MC 2020-005-0001 moved the period of submission for 2020 from April 15, 2020 to June 30, 2020 to provide designated establishments time to comply amidst COVID-19 related travel restrictions.

In a July 2020 letter, however, DOE senior undersecretary Jesus Cristino Posadas said the department moved the deadline to April 15, 2021 “to give designated establishments ample time to prepare the reports with due consideration on the new normal of business operation.”

In a letter dated January 20, 2021 to all designated establishments from the transport sector, DOE Energy Utilization Management Bureau director Patrick Aquino said they hope to receive the reports not later than April 15.

These include the Annual Energy Utilization Report (AEUR- EEC Form 4) for the periods:

  • Fiscal year (FY) 2021 (01 April 2020 to 31 March 2021)
  • FY 2020 (01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020)
  • FY 2019 (01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019)
  • FY 2018 (01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018)
  • FY 2017 (01 April 2016 to 31 March 2017)
  • FY 2016 (01 April 2015 to 31 March 2016)

The AEUR will establish the baseline average energy consumption of the company as an entity and as part of the sector where it belongs.

Designated establishments should also submit an Annual Energy Efficiency and Conservation Report (AEECR — EEC Form 3) for FY 2020 and FY 2021.

The AEECR describes the establishments’ energy efficiency and conservation plans, programs, activities and projects implemented and ongoing, including the target value of investment and savings or improvement in productivity in lieu of energy saving.

Designated establishments should also have a designated/appointed energy conservation officer (ECO) for a type 1 designated establishment or energy manager (EM) for a type 2 designated establishment. The ECO and EM must register online through the following links:

In the case of an enterprise, all establishments under its management must have a separate AEUR and AEECR report per establishment but these can be submitted in one-whole group under the name of the enterprise.

All forms and related documents, including the general guidelines to fill out the forms, are available at the DOE website or through the EEC Program Management and Technology Promotion Division Google Drive at https://bit.ly/DE-Forms.

Aside from submitting the annual reports, all designated establishments are obligated, under Section 66 of the EECA implementing rules and regulations, to integrate an energy management system policy into the business operation based on ISO 50001 or any similar framework.

Other obligations:

  • Set up programs to develop and design measures that promote energy efficiency, conservation, and sufficiency that may include installing renewable energy technologies
  • Set up annual targets, plans, and methods of measurements and verification for the implementation of energy efficiency and conservation projects
  • Keep records on monthly energy consumption data and other energy-related data
  • Improve average specific energy consumption in accordance with the annual reduction targets to be established by the DOE in the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan
  • Conduct an energy audit once every three years, by engaging either a certified energy auditor or an accredited ESCO and submit an energy audit report to the DOE upon completion of the energy audit
  • Employ a certified energy conservation officer (CECO) for Type 1 designated establishments, and a certified energy manager (CEM) for Type 2 designated establishments
  • Notify the DOE on the appointment or separation from the service of their respective CECOs or CEMs within 10 working days from the effectivity of these personnel action – Roumina Pablo

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