Renewable Energy in the Philippines

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Renewable Energy in Asia: The Philippines Report

An overview of the energy systems, renewable energy options, initiatives, actors and opportunities in the Philippines, August 2005

Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy 3rd Floor, 60 Leicester Street, Carlton Victoria 3053 Tel. +61 3 9349 3077; Fax. +61 3 9349 3049 Email: bcse@bcse.org.au; Website: www.bcse.org.au

Funding This series of reports has been co-funded by the New South Wales Sustainable Energy Development Agency, 2004 and the Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy. Published September 2005 by the Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy. Disclaimer The Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy (‘the Providers’) provides this Report, Overview of the energy systems, renewable energy options, initiatives, actors and opportunities in The Philippines, August 2005 , on the following basis: • The Report is not intended to be final or definitive but rather a fairly vigorous preliminary assessment of the market for renewable energy in Thailand. This Report is not intended to be used as the tool for basing financial investment decisions upon, and in all cases the user must conduct sufficient additional analyses and obtain appropriate professional advice before proceeding with any investment decisions. The Providers do not and cannot in any way supervise, edit or control the content of any information or data accessed through the contact details provided in the Report and shall not be held responsible in any way for any content or information accessed.





The Providers, along with their servants and agents, are released from and indemnified Source: World Factbook, 2005 against all actions, claims and demands which may be instituted against the Providers arising out of use of this Report or of any other person for whose acts or omissions the user of the Report is vicariously liable. • • The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors at the time of writing and are not attributable to the New South Wales Government. Every effort has been made to correctly attribute sources of information. No responsibility is taken for incorrect attributions which may have inadvertently occurred.



Accuracy Whilst considerable care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the Report, the Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy would be pleased to hear of any errors or omissions, together with the source of the information.

Table of Contents
1 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 Country Overview Current Status of the Philippines Energy Sector Oil and Gas Electricity Generation Energy Legislation 2.3.1 Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) 2.3.2 Energy Independence Package 2.4 3 3.1 4 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 5 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 6 7 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 Aid assistance for renewable energy in the Philippines Future Development Philippine Energy Plan (PEP) Renewable Energy in the Philippines Large Hydropower Small Hydropower Geothermal Wind Energy Solar PV Biomass Government Support for Renewable Energy Executive Order 215 (EO 215) Build-Operate -Transfer (BOT) Law The Mini- Hydro Law Renewable Energy Power Program (REPP) Executive Order 462 (EO 462) Barriers to Implementing Renewable Energy Projects Projects, Plans and Opportunities The O-Ilaw Program Development Bank of the Philippines Renewable Energy Project Support Office Capacity Building to Remove Barriers to Renewable Energy in the Philippines Rural Power Project Renewable Energy and Livelihood Development Project Rural Electrification Project Village Power System 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10

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Global Environment Facility – Small Grants Programme Palawan Alternative Rural Energy and Livelihood Support Project EC-ASEAN Energy Facility Contact Details References

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Renewable Energy in Asia: The Philippines Report
1 Country Overview
In 1935 the Philippines became a...
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