01/10/2009: Ambassador Gaa Discusses Development of RP Energy Service Companies with Visiting RP Energy Officials
01 October 2009 – Philippine Ambassador to the United States Willy C. Gaa received Department of Energy (DOE) officials, Undersecretary Loreta G. Ayson and Director Raquel S. Huliganga of the Energy Research and Testing Laboratory Services, who visited various U.S. laboratories and organizations in Colorado, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and New York to learn more about energy service companies (ESCOs) in the U.S in order to promote the development of ESCOs in the Philippines. To date, there are only around 13-14 quasi-ESCOs in the Philippines.
Ambassador Gaa commended the efforts of the DOE officials in studying U.S.-based ESCOs as part of the overall energy policy thrust of the Philippine Government to strengthen and enhance energy efficiency and conservation programs. END