Photo: Citicore Power Inc., in partnership with the Department of Energy, and in cooperation with the local government units of Tarlac and Pampanga, conducted and participated in a series of activities in line with the Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) campaign of DOE. The participants visited GPS 3 Arayat-Mexico Solar Farm in Pampanga and had a fruitful discussion on DOE’s Energy Regulations (ER) No. 1-94 program. CITICORE PHOTOS
MANILA – Citicore Renewable Energy Corporation (CREC) in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) organized a two-day Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) Campaign on the Energy Regulations (ER) No. 1-94 (ER 1-94) program which culminated yesterday held at the Arayat – Mexico Solar Farm in Pampanga.
The two-day information campaign, which was attended by representatives from the local government units of Tarlac and Pampanga, aims to educate beneficiaries from CREC host communities on the requirements and processes to avail financial benefits from operating power generating facilities under DOE’s ER 1-94.
The DOE’s ER 1-94 program stipulates that the beneficiaries from host communities is provided with one-centavo share for every P0.01 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of total electricity sales.
Fiona Rose Nicolas, head of the Citicore’s Corporate Affairs, Branding and Foundation (CABF), said that supporting the host-communities is an integral part of the company’s operations.
“As Citicore aims to empower the Filipino communities through our projects, this program plays a vital role to a bigger mission in reaching the rest of the Philippines through positive energy,” Nicolas added.
Generated funds under the ER No. 1-94 program can be used by the host communities for the electrification of areas or households that have no access to power and livelihood programs, which include reforestation, watershed management, health, and environmental enhancement initiatives.
Nicolas further stated that this is just the beginning of a series of IEC campaigns and assistance on ER No. 1-94 to other communities hosting Citicore plants across the country.