TransCo receives 2020 Energy Efficient Government Agency Award

The National Transmission Corporation (TransCo) has been named one of the five government agencies that have proved its efficient and effective energy use, in compliance with the Republic Act 11285 or the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act.

On 7 December 2020, the Department of Energy (DOE) - Energy Utilization Management Bureau conferred TransCo the 2020 Government Energy Management Program (GEMP) Award in recognition of its remarkable performance in complying with the GEMP guidelines and for generating a savings of 445,920.00 kWh equivalent to Php. 2.92 million or 43.41 percent with GEMP spot rating of 96.3 for 5 stars.

During the Virtual 2020 Energy Efficiency Awards, the DOE cited the following TransCo’s energy efficiency measures as bases for the conferment of the award:
- Continuous replacement of existing conventional type air conditioner (AC) use with inverter AC type use;
- Installation of digital thermometer on all offices to monitor and maintain AC temperature not lower than 25 degrees Celsius;
- Continuous replacement of remaining 32-watt 40-set fluorescent lamps electronic flasks with 16 watts led tube lights;
- Switching off lights in respective offices and work areas from 12 noon to 1:00 pm daily unless official work is being done during the period; and
- Proper use of office computers and equipment.

Other agencies that received the same recognition are the National Power Corporation (NPC), National Electrification Administration (NEA), Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), and Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM).

The 2020 Energy Efficiency Awards is part of the observance of the 2020 National Energy Consciousness Month with the theme “Building a Sustainable Energy Future Amidst a Changing Landscape.”

Did you know?

  • After TransCo's System Operations Group acquired an ISO certification for Quality Management in 2003, an "ISO fever" soon swept the Corporation.

  • By 2006, practically all departments have secured their own ISO certifications.

  • With numerous ISO certifications under its belt, TransCo soon set its sights on the more challenging Philippine Quality Award

  • The TransCo anniversary is observed every 26th of June, the same as that of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA).

  • TransCo started operating under a new table of organization on July 16, 2009 following the privatization of its transmission function.

  • The ERC designated TransCo as the FIT-All Fund Administrator on November 19, 2012.

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