DOST scholars volunteer to audit energy use by MSMEs

NEGROS ORIENTAL, Jan. 5 (PIA) –- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) energy audit team with its scholar-volunteers from Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) conducted an audit on energy use by some micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the province.

The scholars, all Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering students, joined the team for a walk-through of a bamboo processing plant of Kawayan Collective at Maayong Tubig in Dauin town.

Scholarship Coordinator Marjorie Bajado of DOST said applying their academic know-how, the scholars measured important parameters using equipment such as digital anemometer, thermo-hygrometer, clamp meter, light meter, laser distance meter, infrared thermometer, and digital multimeter.

Energy audit is a consultancy program of the DOST which aims to help MSMEs in improving energy efficiency and productivity, and understanding the energy consumption by conducting analysis on the energy use of the facility.

Bajado said the scholars’ volunteerism and patriotism spirits further awakened and developed after attending the DOST-SEI’s formation program called “The Filipino Patriot Scholars Project: 2-Day Scholars’ Formation Program." 

“We always believe in our scholars and that is why we encourage them to participate with DOST’s programs and activities whenever possible as a way to develop their knowledge and skills, especially in their respective fields,” Bajado noted.

In the next years, the DOST Scholars’ Association in Negros Oriental (DOST SA NegOr) eyes to conduct more initiatives that would give impact on their individual communities amid online learning program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (jct/PIA7 Negros Oriental)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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