Energy Efficiency Practitioners Association of the Philippines

From Open Energy Information


"In 1979, the Bureau of Energy Utilization (BEU) under the then Ministry of Energy launched a series of energy management training courses in an effort to instill awareness among the industrial sector on the need to conserve energy. The graduates of the first five of these training courses, mostly holding managerial positions, fully convinced that there was so much potential for energy savings in the industrial plants, conceived the idea of forming an association whose primary purpose was to collect and disseminate information on energy management for the benefit of the whole industry sector.

Fourteen representatives from different industrial companies formalized the creation of the Energy Management Association of the Philippines (ENMAP) in August 1979 by electing a set of interim officers, headed by Mr. Alberto T. Abaya of AGP Manila.

ENMAP obtained its Certificate of Registration from the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 15, 1979. As years went by, membership grew from the initial fourteen members to more than 600 individual members and 24 corporate members. Regional chapters were created and sectoral committees were formed to serve the requirements of the members.

During the early years of its existence, ENMAP worked closely with BEU and the Development Academy of the Philippines in the implementation of several fora, seminars, and workshops on various topics on energy conservation:

New Developments in Energy Conservation (July 1980) Recycling (November 1980) Energy Aspects of Building Design and Air Conditioning (February 1981) Dieselization (August 1981) Energy Productivity Symposium (November 1981) In the ensuing years, ENMAP became a self-reliant organization through the consistent guidance of BEU and with the regular support and assistance coming from the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC), the Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development (PCIERD-DOST) and ENMAP's corporate members."