In a bid to further promote science and technology in the field of renewable energy development in Mindanao, the Department of Science and Technology Region XI in partnership with Yamog Renewable Energy Development Group, Inc. will launch the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Technologies or ReSET Center in Davao City this coming 28 May 2021.

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 can be done and shared.

“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,” DOST-XI Regional Director Dr. Anthony C. Sales, CESO III said.

Dir. Sales further explained that 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 like spin-off projects that will build on their initial gains,” Dir. Sales said.

With its development integrators composed of engineers and capacity building specialists, the ReSET Center would effectively and efficiently respond to problems and anticipated needs of renewable energy-driven communities.

The said hub will be located at the newly refurbished Mindanao Science Centrum, now called Sentro Mindanaw in Mintal, Davao City. (DOST XI S&T Promotion)