Energy Regulatory Commission partners with Ateneo Law School

Danessa Rivera - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has tapped the Ateneo Law School to enhance capacity-building knowledge amid new developments and trends in the electric power industry.

The ERC has forged a partnership with the Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas S.J. Institute for Continuing Legal Education – Ateneo Law School to complement each other’s capabilities and resources in jointly developing, promoting, implementing and sustaining academic activities related to the electric power industry.

“As the sole regulator of the electric power industry, the ERC needs to keep itself abreast with the latest technologies and undertakes initiatives to enhance competencies of its staff and increase the knowledge base of all industry stakeholders,” ERC chairperson and CEO Agnes Devanadera said.

The ERC and Ateneo Law School will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formalize the partnership and to serve as the foundation for the two parties to enter into specific project agreements.

The ERC and the Bernas Institute agreed to cooperate in pursuing various energy-related study sessions such as joint research and development projects; joint symposia, trainings, seminars, workshops and conferences; joint publications as well as exchange of data and information; and other activities that are deemed necessary and appropriate.

These activities shall be carried out through the ERC Academy Program.

The ERC Academy seeks to serve as a platform for capacity building through trainings and knowledge sharing for ERC personnel, other energy industry players, consumer advocates, and media practitioners who cover the energy industry.

It is also in line with the Continuing Regulatory Education for the Staff/Stakeholders (CREST) of the ERC.

The ERC Academy shall conduct trainings to enable continuing regulatory education and knowledge transfer within ERC which is envisioned to be both an in-house and off-site undertaking.

For the energy sector stakeholders, training packages on the implementation of regulatory policies, new developments and innovations in the power systems, demand and supply side management and emerging technologies in the energy sector shall be offered.

Certificate courses shall be designed in order to reinforce the technical, legal, financial, economics, and administrative foundations of the ERC officers and staff, and turn them into empowered public servants.



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