Section 2 of Republic Act No. 7638 or the ""Department of Energy (DOE1 Act of 1992"" states that it is the policy of the State to ensure a continuous. Adequate, reliable, and economic supply of energy through, among others, judicious conservation, renewal, and efficient utilization of energy to keep pace with the country's growth and economic development:

Department Circular No. DC2008-09-0004 or the ""Accreditation of ESCOs and Energy Service Providers"" requires all ESCOs to secure accreditation and submit reports to the DOE on projects, and Department Order No. D02019-07-0013 or 'Constitutions the Committee on the Accreditation of ESCOs"" facilitates the processing and accreditation of ESCOs are now repealed by Republic Act No. 11285 or the ""Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (EEC Act) and Department Circular No. DC2019-11-0014 or the implementing Rules and Regulations of the EEC Act (EEC IRR).

Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) are partners in compliance with the EEC Act, as they offer multi-technology services and goods towards developing and designing EE projects, delivering and guaranteeing energy savings, and ensuring cost-effective and optimal performance.

The Classification of ESCO are as follows:

1. Registered ESCO – refers to an ESCO seeking accreditation for professional services to DOE for the first time that meets the minimum of requirements on legal and technical capacity. The validity of the Certificate for Registered ESCO shall be valid for three (3) years.

2. Certified ESCO – refers to an ESCO which in addition to meeting the requirements of a Registered ESCO also has proven performance or results-based projects savings experience and with proven customer experiences. The validity of the Certificate of Certified ESCO shall be valid for five (5) years.

Applicants for Certificate of Registered ESCO shall submit the following:

a. Duly accomplished ESCO Application Assurances Form (ANNEX A)

b. Certified True Copies of the Documents on Corporate Personality

c. For sole proprietorship entity, the following documents are required:

i. Business registration

ii. Business permits

d. For corporate, partnership and joint venture entities, the following documents are required:

i. Business registration

ii. Business permits

iii. SEC registration’

iv. Articles of incorporation

e. Company Profile/Background (Annex B)

f. Company Ownership/Management which includes list of names of officers, personnel and their position in the company including energy auditors, and the organization structure (Annex C)

g. List of Energy Audit equipment and other similar testing instruments including the date of its calibration (Annex D)

h. Proof of payment of the Application Fee of Fifteen Thousand Pesos (Php15,000.00) for Certificate of Registered ESCO

To facilitate the processing of the application, an ESCO Evaluation Committee is constituted and shall be composed of the Assistant Director of the EUMB as a Chairperson of the committee, Division Chief of LS-GLSD, Division Chief of FS-PCD, and Division Chief of EUMB-EPMPD are the members.EUMB shall maintain and publish the registry of all issued Certificates of Registered and Certified ESCOs. The registry shall contain pertinent information on the ESCO and its projects so as to apprise and guide the general public on their services. The Issuance of Certificate of Certified ESCO has evaluation criteria and processes. The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program Management and Technology Promotion Division (EPMPD) ought to prepare an endorsement memorandum for the issuance of the certificate of Registered ESCO addressed to the EUMB Director. Furthermore, the DOE may consider the following measures prior to the imposition of fines, penalties, and administrative liabilities for the responsible officers of ESCOs.