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ERC and USAID exploratory talks with NEA of Papua New Guinea on sharing experiences on energy sector restructuring

19 April 2023/ ERC-Planning and Public Information Service
(Left Photo) ERC Chairperson and CEO Atty. Monalisa C. Dimalanta shared an overview of energy regulation in the Philippines during the meeting with the Managing Director of the National Energy Authority of Papua New Guinea. (Right Photo) Also in attendance during the meeting are: USAID Philippines Energy Policy Specialist Lily Gutierrez (leftmost) and USAID Energy Secure Philippines Activity Chief of Party Divina B. Chingcuanco (rightmost).
PASIG CITY – The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) met with the National Energy Authority of Papua New Guinea and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Philippines on 18 April 2023. The three organizations recognized the value of knowledge sharing between countries in aid of strategizing measures to achieve energy security.

During the exploratory talk facilitated by USAID, plans for learning exchanges were discussed.  The meeting provided an opportunity for the government agencies to share current reforms in their respective jurisdictions.

“The Philippine energy sector was structured 22 years ago. With more than two decades, we are more than privileged to share our experience in hurdling the challenges in ERC’s journey towards energy transition. It is interesting to learn that the prevailing issues are not unique to the Philippines. There is so much to learn from this collaboration that will mutually benefit both regulators,” ERC Chairperson Dimalanta said.

The NEA of Papua New Guinea is mandated to develop renewable resources and implement electrification roll-out in their country. It is responsible for introducing needed reforms in order to fulfill the government’s aspiration to deliver affordable and reliable electricity in the country.


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