ASEP-CELLs and ICLEI launches PH Local Energy Efficiency and Conservation Planning (LEECP) Guidebook

The European Union-supported Access to Sustainable Energy Programme-Clean Energy Living Laboratories (ASEP-CELLs) and the ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Southeast Asia Secretariat (ICLEI SEAS) has launched the Local Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan (LEECP) Guidebook.

Between 2018 and 2040, the energy demand in the country is forecast to grow at an average annual rate of 4.8%. Under a business as usual or reference scenario, the 2018 national energy demand level of 34.3 million tonnes of oil equivalent (MTOE) is projected to reach 96.7 MTOE by 2040. This will be both driven by population and economic growth; and the dominant energy-consuming sectors will be the transport, industry, and households (DOE, 2018). Thus, local plans, projects, and activities centered on EEC help secure sufficiency and stability of the energy supply in the localities, regions, and in the country to cushion the high prices of imported fuels and to protect our vulnerable environment. Furthermore, this very challenging period where government spending is strained presents key opportunities for EEC planning and project officials to rethink intelligently and to provide a strategic framework not only to realize but to achieve measurable cost savings.

The LEECP Guidebook is designed to assist Local Government Units (LGUs) in developing their LEECPs as mandated by the Republic Act No. 11285 or the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act.  Its overarching goals are to institutionalize energy efficiency and conservation (EEC) as a national way of life, promote the efficient use of energy, and integrate EEC into the sustainable local development agenda of each LGU in the country.

The LEECP Guidebook is divided into two parts. Part One helps LGUs comply with the mandatory reportorial requirements under the Government Energy Management Program (GEMP); enumerates the steps and methodologies on how to formulate, implement, monitor, and evaluate a LEECP; and presents the LEECP template from the Department of Energy (DOE). Part Two details the significance of EEC; opportunities for an ISO 50001 Energy Management System Certification; EEC best practices; how to organize and capacitate the EEC Management Board; strategies in doing an energy review; and EEC financing modalities and tools.

You may access the LEECP Guidebook HERE.

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