Engr. Eugene Bicar
MARKET ADVISOR, PHILIPPINES
He has over 37 years of work experience in the power industry in the Philippines as a professional electrical engineer assuming various positions from an Engineer’s Aide when he first joined the National Power Corporation in September 1976, then as a Power Plant Engineer at Aplaya Diesel Plant, then later on to Plant Manager of Pulangi IV HE. He was the AVP-for Mindanao System Operations during the National Transmission Corporation (TransCo) days for 15 years and served for the next 7 years as the Head of Mindanao System Operations of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).
His career in the power industry has accorded him illustrious specialized skills & expertise in the fields of: Hydro/Diesel Power Plant Operations & Management; Electrical Power System & Control and Transmission Management; and in System Operations.
He is a dynamic Registered Professional Electrical Engineer with notable achievements such as earning a Master’s Degree in Business Management and attaining a Career Executive Service Office (CESO) IV ranking in the Philippines. He has had the opportunity to have his technical and leadership skills enhanced as he had attended various training programs, conferences and conventions, local and abroad of which are: Electric Power Management in JICA, Japan in 1984; Woodward Governor Control in Wisconsin, USA in 1989; Electric Utility Engineering Course in USA in 1991; Power System Control & Operation in Stockholm, Sweden in 1994; Restructuring/Privatization Study of the Philippine Electricity Sector in London, England (NERA) in 1995; Student of the Power Business Course on Florida, USA in 1997; ASEAN Transmission Course in Georgia Power USA in 1999.
He took up his BS Electrical Engineering at Cebu Institute of Technology, Cebu City in 1972 and a Master of Business Management at Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City in 1988.