THE Department of Energy (DOE) distributed compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) supported with the National Electrification Administration (NEA), the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Misamis Oriental Electric Service Cooperative (Moresco I), the pioneering electric cooperative, and also the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It was held last Wednesday at Moresco’s Training Center in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental.
The DOE director for energy research and testing laboratory services, Raquel Huliganga, gave her overview of the Philippine Energy Efficiency Project and the CFL distribution which is the implementing energy of DOE with support from ADB. The project characteristics are; the efficient lightning initiative the retrofits government office building, national residential lightning program, public lightning retrofits and energy efficiency testing lamps waste management and the efficiency initiatives in buildings and industries. They were covering the super scow and the efficient building initiatives. And the last one is the communication and social mobilization, to be an advocacy of conserve energy.
The details of distribution procedure are the following; first the DU/EC staff explain to the customer regarding their obligation under the program and lamp warranty arrangement. Second the customer signs the monitoring form and is given and equivalent of CFL (equal to the number of 25w to 100w IBs exchanged), third is the DU/EC staff store the IB in cartons, using the cartons per wattage category. Each filled box is sealed and the number of IBs marked on the box and stored.
The purpose of DOE for distributing the compact fluorescent lamps is to conserve energy. Here in Mindanao they have two million CFLs to be distributed.
article By NANETTE PASAYON – Masscomm Intern Pilgrim Christian College of Gold Star Daily