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ERC Forges Partnership with Ateneo Law School

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) forged a partnership with the Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas, S.J. Institute for Continuing Legal Education – Ateneo Law School in Makati City on 12 September 2018 to complement each other’s capabilities and resources in jointly developing, promoting, implementing and sustaining academic activities in relation to the existing modernized structure of the Philippine electric power industry.
   
 “This marks a new milestone for both the Ateneo Law School and the ERC with the Opening of the Bernas Institute and the Launching of the ERC Academy.  Our partnership with Ateneo Law School will be formalized through the ceremonial signing of our Memorandum of Understanding (MOU),” ERC Chairperson and CEO Agnes VST Devanadera said.  

The MOU shall 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, but not limited to:  (1) Joint Research and Development Projects; (2) Joint Symposia, Trainings, Seminars, Workshops and Conferences; (3) Joint Publications as well as Exchange of Data and Information; and (4) Other Activities that are deemed necessary and appropriate.

Activities pertinent to the MOU 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.

“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 Chair Devanadera added.  

 


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