EPDP-PCC-World Bank Group Executive Seminar on the PH Power Industry


The executive seminar catered to executive-level stakeholders from the energy sector, both from the Philippine government and the private sector. It featured panel sessions with high-level officials and separate lectures by internationally distinguished speakers well grounded in energy economics and market power in electricity markets.


Senator Sherwin Gatchalian of the Committee on Energy; Chairman Arsenio Balisacan and Commissioner Stella Quimbo of the Philippine Competition Commission; Usec. Jesus Posadas of the Department of Energy; Usec. Adoracion Navarro of the National Economic and Development Authority; and Commissioners Gloria Victoria Yap-Taruc and Josefina Patricia Asirit of the Energy Regulatory Commission were speakers at the event.


The two-day seminar aimed to broaden the understanding of policy-level issues and international practices in competition and electricity reform, and to deepen the discourse on the policy applications and significance of competition and regulation in the electricity industry. Topics included market power regulation in the power sector, market design and policies that reduce market power, and incentives and penalties in the implementation of market rules, among others.


It was held at F1 Hotel BGC and University of the Philippines BGC on the first and second days, respectively.


EPDP is a four-year program that started in November 2014 and is implemented by the UPecon Foundation, Inc. through a grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). One of its objectives is to strengthen the capacity of the Philippine government to formulate coherent and evidence-based policies and strategies that promote the development of the Philippine energy industry.


Visit the EPDP website for the full program and presentations.

For full videos of the seminar lectures and discussions, head to our Youtube channel.