DOST’s Project DEMAND to showcase Technologies developed by Filipinos

TUGUEGARAO CITY — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 02 held an orientation forum on the Deployment of Monitoring Application and Network of DOST (DEMAND) of DOST project (Project DEMAND) at the Cagayan State University (CSU) Carig campus here last February 10.
Project DEMAND is an initiative of  DOST’s Industry Technology Development Institute (ITDI). It aims to showcase the advanced technologies developed in the Philippines designed to strengthen the  government’s initiative to achieve energy efficiency and promote sound energy conservation practices.
The project will likewise showcase smart energy monitoring solutions to track energy usage patterns and performance. Its installation at CSU Carig campus is deemed complementary to the electromobility Research & Development Center (eMRDC) facility here.
Project DEMAND will be using Cloud-based Energy Monitors and eSensor devices to provide smart, comprehensive and easy-to-use energy monitoring and management solutions with Power Quality Data delivered in real-time to Smart Phones or Computers.

Present in the orientation forum was the DOST R02 OIC Regional Director Teresita Tabaog. She stressed in her message the critical importance of DOST-ITDI’s Smart Energy Monitoring System (EMS) which is expected to complement and further promote the  development of the Electro Mobility Research and Development Center (eMRDC) at the CSU Carig Campus in this city.
CSU Carig Campus CEO Arthur G. Ibañez, who is part of the Energy Audit Team in the Cagayan Region, said Project DEMAND  will greatly help upgrade energy audit and will significantly benefit various stakeholders in the region.
Engr. Apollo Victor O. Bawagan, Project DEMAND leader and concurrent OIC of DOST-ITDI’s Chemical and Energy Division (CED), gave an overview of the project and presented their year one (1) accomplishments.
In his presentation, Bawagan highlighted the project’s description, general objectives, major activities, actual and expected outputs and its current undertakings, as well as the problems encountered in its implementation.
Likewise present during the forum were Project DEMAND staff officer Kevin Bullecer, DOST Redim Unit head Mark Gil Hizon and his staff personnel, CSU Campus Research, Development and Extension head, Engr. Policarpio Mabborang and members of the CSU Energy Audit team. ## (Dave/Rhoda – DOST R02
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