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Research and Activities

UP SEP performs and supports a unified set of research projects, trainings, and colloquia on various energy sustainability issues, focusing on the transportation and power sectors.  Main themes revolve around:

  1. Technology. Fossil-fuel versus alternative fuel energy technology options
  2. Market and Behavior. Mechanisms that influence energy costs and consumption behavior
  3. Life Cycle and Sustainability Analysis. Integrating economic, environmental, and social implications of Filipino energy systems
  4. Public Policy. Translating findings to guide policy-making

UP SEP Power Sector Database

The UP SEP Power Sector Database shows the electricity prices for the residential consumers within the Philippines from 2012-2016. The values were obtained from kuryente.org.ph and were compiled into six (6) tabs. The tabs and their corresponding descriptions are listed below:

a) DU Profile – this consists of the Electric Company (DU) and its corresponding Name, DU Type, ON/OFF Grid status, Region, Address and Contact Number.

b) Latest Effective Rates – this consists of the Electric Company (DU) and its corresponding electricity price as well as the components of such. The prices listed are the latest data values and the date of effective rate per DU is shown.

c) Electricity Price Summary – this consists of the Electric Company (DU) and its corresponding monthly average electricity price. For this graph, the average electricity price per DU is placed alongside each other and a line for the total average electricity price is superimposed for comparison. The electricity prices per DU are also summarized yearly, monthly and per grid and graphical representation for such are shown as well.

d) Cost Breakdown Summary – this consists of the Electric Company (DU) and its corresponding monthly average cost breakdown. The components of the electricity cost are presented via pie charts and these are shown in percentage values. The cost breakdown prices are also summarized yearly, monthly and per grid and pie charts for such are displayed as well.

e) Costs per DU – this consists of the raw data of each DU. The electricity price trend is graphed per DU as well as its corresponding cost breakdown.

f) DU Suppliers – this consists of the Electric Company (DU) and its corresponding supplier/generation company along with the type of fuel, contract details, and approved basic generation.

File: SEP-Power-Sector-Database-Residential_MC_MMT_2016Sept27

Pilot Energy Audit for U.P.-Diliman

This work aims to determine the baseline energy consumption patterns of the U.P.-Diliman campus with eye toward identifying conservation and efficiency opportunities and their corresponding sustainability impacts. The pilot phase involves designing of methods and materials for performing an energy audit that will be used for a full energy audit in UP-Diliman and other system campuses. Results from this study will be published in a reputable journal and will be used as input for a campus sustainable energy system.
Team: Prof. Mili-Ann M. Tamayao; Prof. Ferdinand Manegdeg; Cherry Chao, Greyland Agno, Reza Sayareh, Alvin Palanca, Alfred Marx Garcia

Life Cycle Benefit-Cost Analysis of Wind Energy in the Philippines

Life Cycle Benefit-Cost Analysis of Wind Energy in the Philippines.

This study aims to provide a quantitative basis for policy recommendations on wind energy adoption in the power generation sector of the Philippines through a life cycle cost-benefit analysis. Costs and benefits (in PhP) are estimated for the three sustainability aspects of environment (CO2 emissions), society (health impacts), and economy (energy cost) from 2015-2030.
Team: Prof. Mili-Ann M. Tamayao; Prof. Louis Danao; Prof. Virginia Soriano; Alvin Palanca, Vincent Duller, Rowena Carpio, Alfred Marx Garcia

UP CIDS releases statement on the DOE Department Circular DC2015-06-0008

UP CIDS RELEASES STATEMENT ON THE DOE DEPARTMENT CIRCULAR DC2015-06-0008 “Mandating All Distribution Utilities (DU) to Undergo Competitive Selection Process (CSP) in Securing Power Supply Agreements (PSA)” AND THE INITIAL IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS

On June 30, 2015, the DOE released Department Circular DC2015-06-0008, “Mandating All Distribution Utilities (DU) to Undergo Competitive Selection Process (CSP) in Securing Power Supply Agreements (PSA).” The implementation of which, was set to be 120 days after its release which is on October 27, 2015. Several questions were raised on the circular especially on how the CSP will be conducted, who will handle such a responsibility, and whether or not it will really lead to least-cost prices for electricity rates among others.

After 73 days since the release of the CSP Circular, the DOE and ERC released an initial draft of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (Implementing Guidelines or IG) which raised more questions especially on the extent of the jurisdiction given to the Third Party which is assigned to conduct the CSP.

In a Public Forum held last September 29, 2015, UP CIDS presented its statement on the DOE’s Circular. This statement was formulated with the help of some experts from the university who have experience or have done research regarding the subject. In summary, the UP CIDS sees that the CSP can lead to lower electricity rates. However, the implementation of such cannot be rushed and careful consideration has to be taken into crafting the IG especially looking into the function of the Third Party, how they will be selected, what their jurisdiction in the whole matter of CSP will be, and how they will be remunerated for their services.

You can read download the full statement of the UP CIDS here:

The DOE also released on its website the list of stakeholders who have given their comments on the CSP Circular as well as the IG. You can find the list on their website at: https://www.doe.gov.ph/news-events/events/announcements/2806-list-of-stakeholders-that-submitted-comments.

Infographic on the implementation of competitive selection process in procuring power supply agreements

Get to know what the DOE Department Circular DC2015-06-0008 is all about!

You can download the pdf file here: http://cids.up.edu.ph/implementing-competitive-selection-process-power-supply-agreements-philippines/