Event Details

With cases in more than 180 jurisdictions all over the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted socio-economic systems and supply chains, impacted business operations and consumer behavior, and driven financial markets into an all-time low. As the Philippines continues to tackle this health crisis, industries and individuals remain faced with challenges and uncertainties.


The situation is no different for the Philippine energy sector. These past months, we have witnessed the industry experience repercussions brought about by the pandemic. To help cope with these, a number of policies and measures have been implemented and proposed. Nonetheless, there remains the heightened need to sustain business operations and meet the country's electricity demand, even in a post-pandemic set-up.


At the ECCP Special COVID-19 Webinar entitled "The Now and Future of the Philippine Energy Sector", we will be hearing from Undersecretary Felix William "Wimpy" Fuentebella, policy updates in the energy sector, support initiatives for energy companies in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, emerging trends in the sector, as well as the Philippine government's plans and priorities aimed at meeting the current and future energy demands of the country.



For registration inquiries, please contact Ms. Katrina Baligod at katt.baligod@eccp.com.

How to access the webinar: In a separate email, you will receive the link sent via ZOOM/ECCP, latest 12nn, 7 July.

Agenda

2 PM - 2:05 PM
Call to Order and Introduction of Speaker
2:05 PM - 2:30 PM
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Panel Discussion and Open Forum
Moderated by:

Ms. Ruth Yu-Owen
Chairperson, ECCP Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Committee
3:20 PM - 3:25 PM
Closing Remarks

Speakers

  • Atty. Felix William Fuentebella (Undersecretary for Planning, Investment, Media Affairs & Spokesperson at Department of Energy)

    Atty. Felix William Fuentebella

    Undersecretary for Planning, Investment, Media Affairs & Spokesperson at Department of Energy

    Atty. Felix William Buquid Fuentebella (commonly known as "Wimpy") is a current Undersecretary for Planning, Investment, and Media Affairs and Spokesperson of the Department of Energy (DOE).

    Prior to his current role at the DOE, he was tasked to lead the Power and Renewable Energy programs.

    Wimpy Fuentebella hails from Tigaon, Camarines Sur where he served as Congressman of the Fourth (formerly Third) legislative district. As a member of House of Representatives of the Philippines, he pursued several bills including the Anti-Money Laundering Act or the Republic Act 9160 and amendments to the Procurement Act or Republic Act 9184.

    Wimpy Fuentebella earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1997 from the University of the Philippines, started his Bachelor of Laws in the Ateneo Law School and continued it from San Sebastian College Recoletos Institute of Laws. He passed the Bar Examination in 2009.

    Wimpy Fuentebella started his government career as a Political Affairs Officer from 1997 – 2000, as Chief of Staff from 2007 – 2010, Housing Commissioner of the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) in 2010, Deputy Secretary General of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) in 2011.

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  • James Buskowitz (Chief Executive Officer at Buskowitz Energy)

    James Buskowitz

    Chief Executive Officer at Buskowitz Energy

    Eight years ago, Buskowitz Energy’s Chief Executive Officer and founder James Buskowitz started his sustainable solutions and integrated services organization. The company, which aims to help achieve a low-carbon future for the Philippines, hopes to accelerate the country’s development towards renewable energy through solar photovoltaic rooftop installations. What was initially research on how to lower the electricity bills of Monaco Suites de Boracay, a five-star resort owned and managed by the Buskowitz Group, turned into an advocacy.

    James’ passion is to develop a large renewable asset and infrastructure base, not only for its own development interests, but to contribute to and service the growing energy demand challenges facing the Philippines and the South East Asia region. James specializes in Mergers & Acquisitions, Project & Corporate Finance, and investment management. He is also heavily involved in all property aspects including land acquisition, construction, planning and design, and asset management.

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Tickets

ECCP Member
Standard Price Free
ECCP Member

The rate applies to additional representatives from ECCP member companies

Standard Price ₱500
Non-member

Non-members can participate on this given rate

Standard Price ₱1,000