EPDP holds Research-Policy Workshop to refine research for GPH needs
On 9-10 June 2017, the EPDP Research-Policy Workshop was held at Hotel Kimberly in Tagaytay City. Day 1 of the workshop was alloted for a peer review session where EPDP’s research fellows presented their ongoing studies. Other fellows and invited external reviewers provided their input on the data requirements, processes and usefulness of the presented studies. These comments will be taken into consideration to strengthen EPDP’s research initiatives.
In order to increase awareness of EPDP’s research and promote the use of its findings and analyses, reviewers from partner government agencies and other sectors were invited. Present were Mr. Armando Ramirez III and Mr. John Edrian Atendido (NEDA); Director Jesus Tamang, Ms. Marietta Quejada, Ms. Victoria Capito, and Mr. Noriel Reyes (DOE); Chairman Arsenio Balisacan, Commissioner Stella Quimbo, and Ms. Eina Concepcion (PCC); Ms. Jenelyn Macanas (Senate Committee on Energy); Mr. Gil Dy-Liacco (USAID); and Mr. Romeo Bernardo (private sector).
Day 2 of the workshop covered the policy priorities of EPDP’s partner government agencies. During the session, the DOE presented their policy priorities, which include energy security, efficiency, conservation, access, affordability of energy prices, and resiliency of energy facilities. During their presentation, DOE also emphasized that the agency will be technologically-neutral and will tap any resource or technology that can provide the country’s energy requirement in a timely, efficient, and sustainable manner.