Power Outages in the Philippines: Unexamined Positions

The Senate Energy Committee continues its inquiry to address the rotating blackouts this year. According to Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, the power outages are caused by unplanned and extended maintenance shutdowns of high generation capacity power plants. For example, from 31 May to 2 June, the four plants with combined capacity of over 2000 MW […]

How Can Private Sector Financial Institutions Accelerate Green Finance and Transition to a Low Carbon Economy in Southeast Asia?

Government support is pivotal to crowd in private sector capital to scale up green finance opportunities in the Southeast Asia region and pave the way for a low-carbon economy. The report highlights investment opportunities in the green economy, groundbreaking financial products needed to mobilize private sector finance, and actionable measures that cooperating policymakers, private and […]

Grid Modernization as part of the Philippines’ Nationally Determined Contribution Enhancement

Grid modernization allows for the power system to take advantage of rapid technological improvements to improve cost-competitiveness and socio-economic outcomes. Transmission planning is a key control lever that the Department of Energy can use to influence the grid’s capacity and prioritize domestic renewable energy sources. Mapping the grid and understanding the implications of new technologies is […]