The Cold Chain Association of the Philippines partnered with the Global Partnership for Improving the Food Cold Chain in the Philippines (FCC) project’s Cold Chain Innovation Hub on a roundtable discussion entitled “Energizing the Cold Chain” on September 15 at the Makati Sports Club.
The forum started with a welcome message by CCAP President Mr. Anthony Dizon followed by presentations from SolarNRG, Philippine Guarantee Corporation, George Fischer Pte., Ltd. And Developers of Renewable Energy for AdvanceMent, Inc. (DREAM).
FCC Project’s National Policy and Regulations Coordinator Ms. Mae Valdez presented recent policy developments relevant to the cold chain industry such as the country’s ratification of the Kigali Amendment. She highlighted the benefits of leapfrogging to sustainable technologies and shared how the project facilitates enabling policy mechanisms to support the industry as it transitions to sustainable and energy efficient technologies, such as updating safety standards for flammable refrigerants, development of minimum energy performance policy instruments and capacity building activities through the Cold Chain Innovation Hub located at the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Central Office in Taguig City. Dr. Aldrin Calderon, FCC project’s consultant for the MEP development presented the salient points of RA 11285 or the Energy Efficiency Law and how cold chain establishments can comply to its reportorial requirements.
The event was capped off with a summary by Mr. Dizon, concluding that, with the high electricity rates and the looming power shortages in the country, renewable energy and energy efficiency is the way forward for the industry.
National Policy and Regulations Coordinator
Global Partnership for Food Cold Chain in the Philippines Project