House of Representatives Committee on Climate Change briefing
(in line with “Is DOE at the tip of the energy transition spear?” opinion piece)
House of Representatives, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
03 September 2020
Alberto Dalusung III is the energy transition advisor of ICSC, who has over 30 years experience in the energy sector with particular focus on renewable energy development, national energy planning, and policy formulation. He served before as Director for Energy Planning in the Department of Energy, where he was involved in pioneering geothermal steam pricing, electricity cost structures and transfer pricing, national energy balance reporting and the conduct of nationwide household energy surveys. He also served as the former President of the Biomass Renewable Energy Alliance and was appointed by President Duterte as a member of the National Renewable Energy Board representing private developers.
Sara Jane Ahmed is the energy finance analyst of the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). She authored several studies on island grid transition, coal stranded asset risk, and rooftop solar. The most recent study she authored was “Philippines Power Sector Can Reach Resilience by 2021,” which focused on how the COVID-19 pandemic revealed the regulatory weaknesses and emphasized the need for improved incentives and policies in the country’s power sector. A former investment advisor with specializations in originating and structuring energy opportunities in emerging markets, she also serves as the V20 Finance Advisor for the Climate Vulnerable Forum and V20.