DOST Advocates Use of E-sensors and E-vehicles to Lessen Energy and Fuel Consumptions

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MANILA, Philippines – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary Rowena Guevara advocates for the utilization of cloud-based monitors and electronic sensors to monitor energy consumption of large buildings and government buildings, as well as the use of e-vehicles to lessen fuel consumption.

“These are tools that would enable large buildings and government buildings to track their energy consumption and figure out the aspects where they waste energy,” Guevara said regarding e-sensors.

“If we do not understand how we consume energy, we cannot lower it or we cannot conserve it. Thus we recommend the use of e-sensors and cloud-based monitors to large buildings,” she said.

“If we lower the overall energy consumption in the country, the impact on the increasing oil prices will not be that huge,” she added.

Guevara stated that e-vehicles offer commuters a cheaper alternative as oil process continue to soar globally, as well as provide a more environment-friendly mode of transportation.

As for making e-vehicles more covenient to the public, the DOST Undersecretary said, “We have been rolling out charging stations across the provinces, so they could adopt this technology developed by the DOST. We call this, CHARM (Charging in Minutes), which enables an e-vehicle to be recharged in 30 minutes from the previous 8 hours.”

According to DOST, Mactan, Cebu; Naga, Camarines Sur; Ermita, Manila; and Lipa, Batangas already have CHARM, with other ongoing construction of charging stations in Quezon City.

Source: Philippine News Agency

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