The Department of Energy (DOE) of the Republic of the Philippines has contracted IIEC to provide project implementation support to its Philippine Energy Efficiency Project (PEEP), a two-year project supported by a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Consisting of three components - Efficient Lighting Initiative, Efficient Initiatives in Buildings and Industries, and Communication and Social Mobilization - the six key objectives of the PEEP are as follows:
- Retrofitting of government buildings with efficient lighting systems (ELS) and the establishment of a model for large-scale implementation in the public sector.
- Distribution of 8.6 million efficient Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) amongst residential consumers nationwide and demonstration of high efficiency Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) technology in selected off-grid rural households.
- Successful demonstration of efficient street lights and traffic lighting in local government units (LGUs) and the establishment of a model for standardizing public lighting and large scale implementation.
- Expansion of the capacity of DOE’s Lighting and Appliance Testing Laboratory (LATL) to conduct efficiency testing on a wider range of appliances and the accreditation of the laboratory to international standards.
- Procurement of a Lamp Waste Management facility and the establishment of a business model for collection of lamp waste and the operation of the facility.
- Establishment of an efficient building rating system in the Philippines for new and retrofitted buildings.
The emphasis was on building the capacity of the Energy Efficiency Service Providers (EESPs) and Financial Institutions in Energy Efficiency (EE) program design, implementation and monitoring & verification of savings. The scope included both electricity and thermal systems; and project finance assistance was provided by GEF in the form of a Loan Guarantee Fund. Training programs in EE project development were conducted in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City attended by participants from all Provinces. The training included the conduct of Investment Grade Energy Audits and assistance in packaging project proposals for project funding.