THE Safety and Health Association of the Philippines Energy Sector, Inc. (SHAPES) and the Department of Energy (DOE) presented the 2016 Corporate Safety and Health Excellence to Emerging Power, Inc. (EPI) subsidiaries Biliran Geothermal Inc. (BGI) and Jobin – SQM, Inc. (JSI) for operating without lost time accident from November 1, 2015 to October 31, 2016.
EPI’s Safety and Health Officers Michael E. Felipe of BGI and Arman Dominic E. Zipangan of JSI were also given the 2016 Outstanding Safety Professional Award for ensuring that the sites adhere strictly to safety requirements.
One of the fastest growing renewable energy (RE) companies, EPI upholds industry standards with the use of leading global technologies in RE development in gathering and converting nature’s power from earth, wind and fire.
“We have always emphasized safety in all the EPI sites in Mindoro, Subic and Biliran. That is why this award is very important because it recognizes EPI’s utmost commitment to the well-being of everyone onsite,” EPI President and CEO Guido Alfredo A. Delgado said on Friday.
Since 2013, from the ground-breaking of the Mindoro Geothermal Power Corporation, there have been no lost time accident recorded in any of EPI’s active RE development sites in the country.
Since 2008, DOE and SHAPES have been giving recognition to individuals and organizations in the energy sector with exemplary safety practices and management through the annual Safety Awards.
EPI is a Philippine-incorporated power company with majority of its shares owned by one of the country’s biggest mining firms, Nickel Asia Corporation (NAC) as part of its move to diversify its business investments.
EPI aims to build a portfolio of renewable energy assets, diversified as to technology and geography, and providing unique, cost-effective and reliable energy solutions that address the power requirements of many industrial consumers and electric cooperatives.