DAVAO CITY — The Department of Science and Technology Region 11 (DOST 11) in partnership with Yamog Renewable Energy Development Group, Inc. is set to launch the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Technologies (ReSET) Center in Davao City this month.
DOST 11 regional director Dr. Anthony C. Sales said in a statement, the center will serve as a workshop where grassroots technicians and other people in Mindanao could raise their skills in renewable energy to a higher level as it will provide continuous opportunities for greater learning.
Sales said with the sharing of technical knowledge and expertise, the hub will support and help sustain the renewable energy initiatives and plans of poor communities in Mindanao.
“Eventually, communities will have a place to run to whenever they are confronted with technical problems beyond their control, or whenever they are planning to venture into spin-off projects that will build on their initial gains,” he said.
The ReSET Center would effectively and efficiently respond to problems and anticipated needs of renewable energy-driven communities, with its development integrators composed of engineers and capacity building specialists.
DOST 11 is targeting the launch of the hub on May 28. The hub is viewed to promote science and technology in the field of renewable energy development in Mindanao.
The ReSET Center is a public-private research partnership on small-scale renewable energy systems for sustainable rural development.
This will serve as a physical hub for technical support, training and research. It seeks to provide a venue wherein basic and advanced technical knowledge on design and fabrication, installation, replication, operation, maintenance, repair and system trouble shooting are done and shared.
The hub will be located at the newly refurbished Mindanao Science Centrum, now called Sentro Mindanaw in Barangay Bago Oshiro, Tugbok District.