Towards Energy Development and Electrification in the Philippines
This energy portal presents highlights taken from a comprehensive Philippine Energy Report that was conceptualized and written with the goal of capturing the Philippine baseline for energy development and electrification, identifying key issues and challenges, and proposing recommended actions for guidance in updating Philippine energy policy and institutional framework.
The site presents highlights from the report across the following primary areas:
- Research: A collection of excerpts and data presentations and visualizations.
- Energy Data: A collection of highlight tables, charts, maps, and figures used and presented during the overview and discussion of the report
- Data and Visualization Tool: Presents a tool for visualizing energy data including a number of data sources gathered from the comprehensive report
Energy Development and Electrification in the Philippines Summary Report
To assist and strengthen efforts of the Department of Energy on its mandate of providing energy to all Philippine residents to make lives comfortable and businesses competitive, a comprehensive Philippine Energy Report was conceptualized and written with the goal of capturing the Philippine baseline for energy development and electrification, identifying key issues and challenges, and proposing recommended actions for guidance in updating Philippine energy policy and institutional framework.
The comprehensive report was undertaken under the Access to Sustainable Energy Programme– Clean Energy Living Laboratories (ASEP-CELLs) project with the guidance of the Ateneo Schoolof Government (ASoG). ASEP-CELLs is a component of the European Union-Philippines Access toSustainable Energy Programme..
This condensed report summarizes and visually presents key concepts, highlights,and relevant facts, figures and data from that report.
THE PHILIPPINE CONTEXT
The Philippine Baseline
The articles in this section provide a brief history of the Philippine energy industry and how each sector plays a role in delivering electricity. Given the 100% electrification target of the country, a review of the inventory of underserved and unserved households as well as the inventory of the electrification efforts are discussed to observe if it is possible to achieve the national targets.
Towards Energy Access In the Philippines
Access to energy is essential in meeting basic needs and attaining an improved quality of life for individuals. It has been defined as the provision of adequate amounts of high-quality and reliable modern energy supplies when needed and as the ability of individuals to purchase such supplies in the amounts deemed necessary for their daily use (G20 2016). It is instrumental in reducing poverty, crucial to a country’s economy and it ensures sustainable development therefore access to energy must be available to all.
This section starts with a discussion on development frameworks that are applicable to the Philippines. Strategies that boost sustainability, reduce cost and are patterned for renewable energy systems are given emphasis. The conventional and renewable resources with their feasibility of their operation are discussed. Software tools are then presented that can help to identify the optimal size and combination of these energy technologies for decentralized generation.
Key Challenges and Recommendations for Energy Development
Energy Access: A look at community-based micro hydro power (MHP) projects in Malibcong, Abra.
The study investigates:
- What is the role of the community in the RE program?
- What initiatives were taken by the different stakeholders to sustain the program?
- What are the best practices that make a program sustainable?
- Are there policies that support RE programs?
ABOUT THIS RESEARCH
Research material presented in this section as part of a comprehensive report on Energy Development and Electrification in the Philippines was conducted by SolarSolutions Inc.
SolarSolutions is a private enterprise focused on empowering communities and individuals through renewable energy products and services that deliver great value and produce highly positive social impacts for all our customers through a profitable, sustainable, and innovative social enterprise.