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DOE Visayas shares energy conservation tips amid summer season

CEBU CITY, Cebu, May 12 (PIA) -- The Department of Energy Visayas Field Office (DOE-VFO) has urged power consumers to practice energy conservation amid the increasing demand for power in the region this summer season.

The DOE provided some tips on how the public can conserve their energy consumption, which will result in lower electricity bills and a reduction in energy demand in general.

"Ang role natu as energy consumers is to conserve energy. There are a lot of ways to reduce energy consumption," said DOE-VFO Chief Science Research Specialist Lourdes Arciaga during the Kapihan sa PIA program conducted by the Philippine Information Agency 7 on May 10.

Among the energy conservation tips DOE discussed is the practice of switching off lights if not needed and unplugging all electrical appliances when not in use.

The DOE also encouraged power consumers to regularly clean their appliances, especially air conditioner filters, electric fans, and refrigerator condenser coils.

Air conditioner cleaning should be done every six months.

They also promoted the use of solar energy through solar panels and the shift to energy-saving appliances and LED lights.

According to DOE, an estimated 50 megawatts of power will be saved every day if the majority of consumers consistently practice the energy conservation tips.

Meanwhile, the DOE also assured that Central Visayas currently has enough power supply, with 22% of the supply in the region coming from renewable energy sources.

"While the government is doing all the efforts for the energy-related projects natu, we have to do our part also, mag conserve tag energy, mao na ang pinakadali," Arciaga added during the same forum. (RGC/PIA7 Cebu)

(Center, L-R): DOE-VFO Chief Science Research Specialist Lourdes Arciaga and Senior Science Research Specialist Miguel Trenuela discussing the importance of conserving energy during the summer months. They also talked about the Philippine Energy Labeling Program during the Kapihan sa PIA on May 10, 2023. (Screenshot via PIA7 FB Live)

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