The Luzon Field Office of the Department of Energy is mandated to implement regional policies, plans, programs, and regulations of the department relating to energy resources exploration and development, its judicious and efficient utilization, ensures adequate, efficient, and reliable supply of electricity and monitors the development in the downstream oil industry, development and utilization of renewable energy (RE) resources such as geothermal, hydro, ocean, biomass, solar, and wind with due regard to the environment and sustainable development in Luzon.

It is comprised of two divisions - namely Energy Resource Development and Utilization Division (ERDUD) and Energy Industry Management Division (EIMD).

Energy Resource Development and Utilization Division (ERDUD)

Implements policies, plans, programs, and regulations relative to the development and utilization of energy resources in Luzon.

  • Conducts initial / preliminary inspection and investigation on oil, natural gas, coal, geothermal, hydro, ocean, biomass, solar, and wind operations as appropriate, with due regard to production, safety, health, environment and security
  • Conducts preliminary investigation of reported occurences on oil, natural gas, coal, and re resources.
  • Conducts resource assessment and mapping of renewable energy resources in the region
  • Develops and maintains regional database on oil, natural gas, coal, geothermal, hydro, ocean, biomass, solar, and wind energy resources, energy conservation programs, alternative fuels, and the development and application of new and advanced energy technologies (naet’s) for planning purposes
  • Provides technical assistance and energy advisory services to the various stakeholders and the public on coal, oil, natural gas, renewable energy, efficient utilization of energy, alternative fuels and naets
  • Implements programs and regulations on geothermal, hydro, ocean, biomass, solar, and wind energy resources, energy conservation, alternative fuels and naet’s
  • Conducts the following activities in coordination with the DOE head office:
    • Researches and studies on oil, natural gas, coal, geothermal, hydro, ocean, biomass, solar, wind energy resources, energy conservation, alternative fuels and naet’s
    • Implements government projects on non-renewable and renewable energy resources
    • Develops and implements projects on oil, natural gas, coal, geothermal, hydro, ocean, biomass, solar, and wind energy resources, alternative fuels, energy conservation, and naet’s
    • Monitors project of service contractors / permitees on renewable and non-renewable energy resources exploration, development, and utilization
    • Facilitates in the field evaluation of non-renewable and renewable energy resources
  • Coordinates with the various doe units and concerned government agencies, local government units, the academe, and other stakeholders on the above-enumerated functions
  • Performs ad hoc functions as may be assigned

 

Energy Industry Management Division

  • Implements policies, plans, programs, and regulations relative to the electric power and downstream oil industries in Luzon
  • Implements policies, plans, programs, and regulations relative to downstream oil and electric power industries including its environmental concerns
  • Conducts preliminary random testing on the quality of liquid fuels sold in gasoline stations/ retail outlets (e.g.market dye/ adulteration tests)
  • Conducts routine and on-the-spot inspection on oil depots, gasoline stations, liquid fuels haulers, lpg refillers, marketers, dealers, and retail outlets to ensure compliance with doe regulations
  • Conducts preliminary inspection on the proposed projects for funding under rule 29 of R.A 9136 implementing rules and regulations (ER 1-94)
  • Monitors implementation of projects funded under rule 29 of R.A 9136 implementing rules and regulations (ER 1-94)
  • Conducts investigation on consumer complaints relative to liquid fuels and LPG and recommends appropriate action thereon
  • Recommends initiation of legal action involving violators of regulations on liquid fuels and LPG, and non-compliance with R.A. 8479 and R.A. 8749
  • Participates in the investigation of oil spills and other environment-related incidents in the downstream oil industry
  • Maintains a computerized database relative to downstream oil and electric power industries
  • Organizes the following activities in coordination with the doe head office:
    • Researches and studies relative to the downstream oil industry (i.e. supply, distribution, marketing, logistics, storage, etc.) And electric power industry
    • Monitors industry players compliance pursuant to R.A. 8479 and R.A. 8749 (e.g. prior notice, reportorial requirements, regional retail prices, etc) and performances of the electricity power industry
    • Performs product sampling, preliminary quality testing, facility inspection and marker dye testing of bulk facilities to ensure compliance with national standards
    • Conducts information, education campaign relative to the activities on downstream oil industry and electricity power industry reform act of 2001 (R.A. 9136)
    • Administers activities relative to the gasoline station training and loan funds (GSLTF)
      • Skills and management training
      • Evaluation of load applications
      • Monitoring of project progress
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