"The solar facility is switched on!" in picture are from left, DBM Undersecretary Richard Bon Moya, GPPB-TSO Exec. Director Dennis Santiago, PS-PhilGEPS Executive Director Jose Tomas C. Syquia, DBM Secretary Florencio B. Abad, Propmech Managing Director Helen O. Tong and sports personality Mr. Chris Tiu.
The PS-PhilGEPS of the Department of Budget and Management had its formal ceremonial switch-on for the 51.3 kWp Grid-Tied Solar PV Power Plant on June 4, 2015 at Paco, Manila.
The launch was led by Department of Budget and Management Secretary Florencio B. Abad and witnessed by Office of the President Undersecretary Abigail Valte, PNOC-RC President Carlos Jose Gatmaitan, Department of Budget and Management Undersecretary Richard E. Moya, Atty. Jose Tomas C. Syquia Executive Director of PS-PhilGEPS, GPPB-TSO Executive Director Dennis Santiago and Propmech Managing Director Helen O. Tong.
PS-PhilGEPS becomes the first national government office that is harnessing solar power using the 171 Solar PV arrays mounted in the rooftop and lamp posts within the office premises of the PS-PhilGEPS. The installation of Solar Power PV was of no cost to the agency with a purchase price for only Php9.50 multiplied by per kWh of the total solar energy consumption for the month.