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The Mindanao 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, judicious and efficient utilization of energy resources, 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 Mindanao Region.


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 Resources Development and Utilization Division

Formulates and implements policies, plans, programs and regulations relative to energy resource development and utilization in Mindanao.

 

Energy Resource Development Section

  • Formulates policy recommendations on geothermal, coal, oil and natural gas resources in Mindanao;
  • 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 Mindanao;
  • 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 resources;
    • 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; and
    • 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; and
  • 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 conservation in Mindanao;
  • Develops regional energy utilization indices for the various sectors in Mindanao;
  • 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 database 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 renewable energy, efficient utilization of energy and alternative fuels and NAETs;
  • Conducts the following in coordination with the DOE Head Office:
    • Technical and economic evaluation of alternative fuels and NAETs for local applications;
    • Research and development studies for the effective utilization and commercialization of renewable systems, 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 Mindanao; and
    • Monitoring of projects on renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation, alternative fuels and NAETs.
  • Coordinates with the various DOE units and concerned government agencies, local government units, the academe, and other stakeholders on the above-enumerated functions; and
  • Performs ad hoc functions as may be assigned.

 

Energy Industry Management Division

Implements regional policies, plans and programs and regulations of the Department relating to the downstream oil industry and electric power industry with due regard to the environment and sustainable energy development in the Mindanao Region.

 

Energy Power Industry Management Section

  • Formulates policy recommendations and implements policies, plans and programs relating to the electric power industry activities in Mindanao;
  • 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 Mindanao;
  • Conducts preliminary inspections 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 of 2001 (R. A. 9136);
    • Evaluation and endorsement of qualified nonelectrification 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 provisions of R. A. 9136 by the electric power industry stakeholders;
    • Implementation of foreign-assisted and locally-funded electrification projects in Mindanao; and
    • Evaluation of the individual plans of generation companies, transco and its buyer/concessionaire, distribution utilities, suppliers of of electricity and other entities engaged in the delivery 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; and
  • Performs ad hoc functions as may be assigned.

 

Oil Industry Management Section

  • Formulates policy recommendations and implements policies, plans and programs relating to downstream oil industry activities in Mindanao including environmental concerns;
  • Conducts preliminary random testing on the quality of liquid fuels sold in gasoline stations/retail outlets (e.g., markey dye test, 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 consumer 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 noncompliance with R. A. 8479 and R. A. 8749;
  • Participates in the investigation of oil spills and other environment-related incidents in the downstream oil industry;
  • Maintains a computerized database relative to downstream oil industry activities;
  • Provides inputs in the preparation of REPs on 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 marker 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; and
    • Coordinates with various DOE units and concerned government agencies (e.g., DTI, DOST, LGUs) relative to the above-enumerated functions; and
  • Performs ad hoc functions as may be assigned.
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