DOE, PSME to conduct joint technical audit of power industry facilities

"Public interest demands an appropriate intervention from both the government and the private sector to ensure consumer protection," Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said as the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) yesterday (25 August 2016) at the DOE's Central Office in Taguig City.

With the PSME providing pro-bono services, the MOA boosts the DOE's technical audit of the country's generation, transmission and distribution facilities.

The PSME is the only accredited professional association of registered and professional mechanical engineers in the country.

The PSME is composed of 84,000 members who have the necessary technical knowledge, expertise and competence to assist the DOE in addressing the current power situation.

Earlier, the DOE also signed a MOA with the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (IIEE) to assist the DOE in the technical audit of power facilities.

Secretary Cusi said "the DOE is determined to immediately address the recurring challenges in the power supply chain that affects the productivity of our people. The entry of PSME will strengthen DOE's technical audit teams."

Present during the signing ceremony with Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi and PSME National President Dr. Murry F. Demdam were (L-R) PSME Manila Host Director Cesar S. Galang, PSME Technical Committee Member Edwin F. Delgado, Assist of Chairman 64th PSME J Christopher T. Perez, National Secretary Edgardo C. Camering, Assistant to the 2016 National President Rolando C. So, Chairman 64th PSME National Convention Roger G. Reyes, DOE Spokesperson Wimpy B. Fuentebella, DOE Spokesperson Atty. Richie Ramos, Engr. Arwin Ardon, Atty. Gerardo Erguiza Jr. and DOE Legal Services Director Arthus T. Tenazas.

The DOE remains committed in ensuring reliable, stable, sustainable, sufficient and reasonably priced electricity to the public.

Source: Philippine Information Agency

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