What is new in ASEP-CELLs

Congratulations to our Senior Technical Advisor, Dr. Josef T. Yap, and his co-authors Aaron Joseph P. Gabriola and Chrysogonus F. Herrera for publishing the “Managing the energy trilemma in the Philippines” on Energy, Sustainability and Society Journal.

This paper proposes a framework and methodology to manage the energy trilemma by applying methods related to multi-criteria decision-making in order to assign weights to the various components of the trilemma.

You may access the full paper here: https://energsustainsoc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13705-021-00309-1

What is ASEP-CELLs

Access to Sustainable Energy Programme-Clean Energy Living Laboratories (ASEP-CELLs) is a project that supports the Department of Energy through the funding of the European Union in achieving 100% rural electrification through renewable energy, thus increasing the share of renewable energy in the Philippines’ energy mix, and promoting energy efficiency towards sustainable and inclusive growth.

Who We Are



Who We Serve

Policy Makers

Department of Energy

Local Government Units


How we do it

Knowledge Management

Develop a coherent research agenda for long-term energy policy with focus on managing energy transitions in the short- and medium-terms.

Capacity Building

Create a graduate program on applied energy policy including (i) pilot testing these programs; (ii) developing energy access (EA), energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) modules; (iii) conducting of training needs assessment, development of training programs and short courses and (iv) tapping of international and local experts to deliver “training-of-trainer” program.

Institutionalize cooperation among Local Government Units (LGUs) and create an enterprise development hub to assist interested project developers and service providers.


Lobby for data-driven policies; create media and legal fellowship programs; partnership with NGOs to explore low-emission solutions; RE technology-based livelihood trainings for local communities; mainstreaming EE practices.