The Visayas Field Office of the Department of Energy is mandated to implement regional policies, plans, programs and regulations of the department relating to energy resource exploration and development, and the judicious and efficient utilization of energy resource, to ensure adequate, efficient and reliable supply of electricity, and to monitor development in the downstream oil industry with due regard to the environment and sustainable energy development in the Visayas.

It is comprised of two divisions – namely, Energy Resource Development and Utilization Division (ERDUD) and the Energy Industry Management Division (EIMD). Under the ERDUD are the Energy Resource Development and the Energy Utilization Management sections, while the EIMD is consists of the Electric Power Industry Administration and the Oil Industry Administration sections.   

ENERGY RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND UTILIZATION DIVISION

 

ENERGY RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT SECTION

  • Formulates policy recommendations on geothermal, coal, oil and natural gas resources in the Visayas
  • Conducts initial/preliminary inspection and investigation of geothermal, coal, oil and natural gas operations as appropriate, with due regard to production, safety, health, environment and security in the Visayas
  • Conducts preliminary investigation of reported occurrences of geothermal, coal, oil and natural gas resources
  • Develops and maintains regional database on geothermal, coal, oil and natural gas resources for planning purposes
  • Provides technical assistance and energy advisory services to the various stakeholders and the public on geothermal, coal, oil and natural gas resources
  • Conducts the following in coordination with the DOE Head Office:
    • Research and studies on geothermal, coal, oil and natural gas resource exploration and development including market development of geothermal and coal resource
    • Implementation of government projects on geothermal, coal, oil and natural gas resources
    • Development and implementation of project proposals on geothermal, coal, oil and natural gas resources
    • Monitoring of projects of service contractors/permittees on geothermal, coal, oil and natural gas resource exploration and development
    • Field evaluation of geothermal, coal, oil and natural gas resources
  • Coordinates with the various DOE units and concerned government agencies, local government units, the academe, and other stakeholders on the above-enumerated functions
  • Performs AD HOC functions as may be assigned

 

ENERGY UTILIZATION MANAGEMENT SECTION

  • Formulates policy recommendations on the application of renewable energy, alternative fuels and new and advanced energy technologies (NAETs), energy efficiency and conservations in the Visayas
  • Develops regional energy utilization indices for the various sectors in the Visayas
  • Conducts preliminary resource assessment and mapping of renewable energy resources
  • Develops and implements project proposals on renewable energy systems, alternative fuels and NAETs for local application
  • Develops and maintains regional data base on NAETs, energy utilization, including natural gas, renewable energy, alternative fuels, ETC. for planning purposes
  • Provides technical assistance and energy advisory services to the various stakeholders and the public on the renewable energy, efficient utilization of energy and alternative fuels and NAETs
  • Conducts the following in coordination with the DOE Head office:
    • Technical and economics evaluation of alternative fuels and NAETs for local applications
    • Research and development studies for the effective utilization and commercialization of renewable system, energy efficiency and conservation technologies, alternative fuels and NAETs
    • Implementation of government projects on renewable energy technologies and resources, alternative fuels and NAETs, and energy efficiency and conservation in the Visayas
    • Monitoring of projects on renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation, alternative fuels and NAETs
  • Coordinates with the various DOE units and concerned governments agencies, local government units, the academe, and other stakeholders on the above-enumerated functions
  • Performs AD HOC functions as may be assigned

 

ENERGY INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT DIVISION

 

ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY ADMINISTRATION SECTION

  • Formulates policy recommendations and implements policies, plans and programs relating to the electric power industry activities in the Visayas
  • Provides inputs in the preparation of the Philippine Energy Plan (PEP), Philippine Power Development Plan (PDP), Transmission Development Plan (TDP), Missionary Electrification Development Plan (MEDP), Regional Energy Plans (REPs) and sectoral energy plans (SEPs)
  • Maintains a computerized regional database relative to the electric power industry in the Visayas
  • Conducts preliminary inspection of proposed projects for funding under rule 29 of R.A. 9136 implementing rules and regulations (ER 1-94)
  • Monitors implementation of projects funded under rule 29 of R.A. 9136 implementing rules and regulations (ER- 1-94)
  • Conducts the following activities in coordination with the DOE Head Office:
  • Information education campaign relative to the electric power industry reform act 2001 (R.A. 9136)
  • Evaluation and endorsement of qualified non-electrification projects (e.g., Development, livelihood projects, reforestation, watershed management, health and/or environment enhancement projects) pursuant to rule 29 of R.A. 9136 implementing rules and regulations (ER 1-94)
  • Monitoring of performance of the electricity market and compliance with the provision of R.A. 9136 by the electric power industry stakeholders
  • Implementation of foreign-assisted and locally-funded electrification projects in the Visayas
  • Evaluation of the individual plans of generation companies, TransCo and its buyer/concessionaire, distribution utilities, suppliers of electricity services
  • Coordinates with various DOE units and concerned government agencies, electric power industry participants, consumer groups, etc., on matters related to the above-enumerated functions
  • Performs AD HOC functions as may be assigned

 

 OIL INDUSTRY ADMINISTRATION SECTION

  • Formulates policy recommendations and implements policies, plans and programs relating to downstream oil industry activities in the Visayas including environmental concerns
  • Conducts preliminary random testing on the quality of liquid fuels sold in gasoline stations/retail outlets (e.g., market dye test and adulteration test)
  • Conducts routine and on-the-spot inspections of depots, gasoline stations, liquid fuels haulers and LPG refillers, marketers, dealers and retail outlets to ensure compliance with DOE regulations
  • Conducts investigations on consumers complaints relative to liquid fuels and LPG and recommends appropriate actions thereon
  • Recommends initiation of legal action involving violators of regulations on liquid fuels and LPG, and non-compliance with R.A. 8479 and R.A. 8749
  • Participates in the investigation of oil spill and other environment-related incidents in the downstream oil industry
  • Maintains a computerized database relative to downstream oil industry activities
  • Conducts the following in coordination with the DOE Head Office:
  • Research and studies relative to downstream oil industry activities (e.g., supply, distribution, marketing, logistics, storage, etc.)
  • Monitoring of industry players' compliance pursuant to R.A. 8479 and R.A. 8749 (e.g., prior notice, reportorial requirements, regional retail prices, etc.)
  • Product sampling, preliminary quality testing, facility inspection and market dye testing at bulk facilities to ensure compliance with national standards
  • Information education campaign relative to downstream oil industry activities
  • Activities related to the gasoline station training and loan fund (GSTLF)
  • Skills and management training
  • Evaluation of loan applications
  • Monitoring of project progress
  • Coordinates with various DOE units and concerned government agencies (e.g., DTI, DOST, LGUs)
  • Performs AD HOC functions as may be assigned
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