The UP College of Engineering co-organized the 5th Renewable Energy Congress (RE Congress) and Exhibit with the Center for Empowerment, iNnovation and Training on Renewable Energy (CentRE) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)-Philippines held in-person at the UP Institute of Civil Engineering, and online via zoom this 12 October 2022, from 1:00 to 4:30pm.
The event was also endorsed by the embassies of Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany. The theme for this year is “Making the Real Deal Happen: Renewable Energy for All.” UP Diliman Chancellor Fidel Nemenzo gave the welcome remarks and UP CoE Dean Ma. Antonia N. Tanchuling delivered the keynote speech in the RE Congress Plenary.
Also present at the event are Sen. Raffy Tulfo, Chair of the Energy Committee of the Senate of the Philippines, Ambassador Anke Reiffenstuel of Germany, Mr. Cristoph Wagner, Head of Cooperation of the European Union Delegation, Climate Change Commissioner Rachel Anne Herrera, Ambassador Franz-Michael Mellbin of the Royal Danish Embassy, Atty. Raphael Perpetuo Lotilla, Secretary of the Department of Energy, Atty. Monalisa Dimalanta, Chair of the Energy Regulatory Commission, Ms. Maria Teresa Diokno of the Women in Inclusive and Sustainable Energy, and Mr. Charlie Ayco, President of WeGen Distributed Energy.
The event has been a yearly renewable energy conference gathering a wide range of participants from the academe, industry, local government, energy industry, academe, workers, women, people’s organizations, and youth.