EPDP joins development of energy-related Senate Bills

Senate Committee on Energy Chairperson Senator Sherwin Gatchalian invited EPDP earlier this year to provide input in developing two Senate Bills he authored: SB 1290 or “An Act Establishing the Philippine Energy Research and Policy Development Institute, Defining its Objectives, Powers and Functions, Providing Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes (Philippine Energy Research and Policy Development Institute Act of 2016)” and SB 1308 or “An Act Institutionalizing Reforms in the Procurement by Distribution Utilities of Supply for the Captive Market or (Energy Procurement Act of 2016).”


Since then, EPDP has been working closely with Senator Gatchalian’s Office, offering technical advice and suggestions on the bills as well as appearing in the first Senate Hearings for both bills—on 1 March 2017 for SB 1308 and 31 May 2017 for SB 1290. The Senate Committee on Energy then invited EPDP to join the Technical Working Groups convened to thoroughly discuss and polish each section of the bills.