THE Department of Energy (DoE) said it is drafting the guidelines for accrediting solar photovoltaic (PV) installers who will work with government agencies under the government energy management program (GEMP).
“Solar PV installers must have… at least three years of continuous hands-on experience in the installation, operation, maintenance, and commissioning of Solar PV System,” the Energy department said in a draft circular.
The Inter-Agency Energy Efficiency and Conservation Committee (IAEECC) will oversee all government entities (GEs) seeking to install solar PV systems in compliance with GEMP.
GEMP hopes to reduce the government’s electricity and fuel consumption by at least 10% through energy efficiency and conservation measures.
The IAEECC has directed the DoE’s Energy Utilization Management Bureau (EUMB) to provide the official list of solar PV installers for the reference and guidance of GEs.
Applicants for GEMP accreditation are required to submit application forms, documents attesting to their eligibility, a list of projects undertaken in the last three years, and the application fee of P2,000.
The validity of the accreditation is three years from the date of issuance, unless suspended. — Sheldeen Joy Talavera