UPLB energy forum advocates for cleaner future with sustainable energy

The UPLB Society of Electrical Engineering Students (SELES) held its annual UPLB Energy Forum on April 30 via virtual conferencing.

UPLB SELES is a duly recognized academic organization based at the College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology (CEAT).

This year’s energy forum focused on “Clean and Sustainable Energy Transition in the Philippines: A Comprehensive Discussion on Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities.” This is the sixth installment of the energy forum series.

Chancellor Jose V. Camacho, Jr. gave the opening remarks, encouraging the conversation and promoting sustainable energy to reduce the dependency on fossil fuels.

The day-long forum featured the following guest speakers: Atty. Felix William Fuentebella of the Department of Energy, Engr. Beni Suryadi of the ASEAN Center for Energy, Prof. Andrew William Blakers of the College of Engineering and Computer Science of Australian National University, Anabele R. Natividad of the AC Energy Corporation, and Engr. Arjon Valencia of the Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines.

After giving their talk, the guest speakers took part in a round table discussion moderated by Engr. Andrea Caguete of the Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines.

Dr. Rossana Marie C. Amongo, dean of CEAT, gave the closing remarks, citing that the rise in prices of conventional fuels caused an increase in the demand for renewable and sustainable alternatives.

She lauded the efforts of the UPLB faculty to reduce the university’s energy expenses by introducing better alternatives.

View the livestream on the UPLB Energy Forum Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/uplbenergyforum/videos/731325974901582/)  (Kristel Hope Villafuerte)

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