(renew) President Ferdinand “Bombon” Marcos, Jr. The Electrical power Regulatory Fee (ERC) has appointed attorney Monalisa Dimalanta as the new Chair of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).
The appointment letter signed by the President on August 1 gives Dimaranta the head of the energy sector regulator a time period of business, which will be up to July 10, 2029.
Dimalanta succeeds Agnes Devanadera, who was appointed by then-President Rodrigo Duterte on November 22, 2017.
“She is an alumnus of the University of the Philippines and was earlier the main legal counsel and compliance officer of Aboitiz Electrical power Corp.,” push secretary Rose Beatrix “Trixie” Cruz-Angeles said in a statement.
“She was chair of the Countrywide Renewable Power Board (NREB),” she included.
NREB is an entity that has been supporting the Section of Vitality (DoE) draw in renewable power (RE) financial commitment in the state.
All through Dimalanta’s tenure, the NREB helped the DoE and ERC collate the information of the Green Power Auction Plan, the foundation for the industry’s compliance with the Renewable Power Act’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) plan.
The RPS stipulates that necessary gamers – predominantly distribution firms – will need to have to be certain that a certain proportion of their provide comes from renewable vitality capability – in buy to meet up with the government’s purpose of earning renewables 35% of the electrical power mix by 2035 % and make it 50% by 2040.
Prior to using the helm of NREB, Dimalanta was a senior associate at the legislation company PJS (Puyat Jacinto & Santos), wherever she also served as legal counsel to a amount of electricity companies.
She is also a professor at the School of Legislation of Ateneo de Manila College.
Dimalanta is the next appointee in the vitality sector, acquiring formerly worked with Aboitiz Energy – the 1st appointed by the Marcos governing administration was Strength Minister Raphael Perpetuo Lotilla, who served as an impartial director on Aboitiz’s board of administrators.