DAVAO CITY, Philippines—In order to sustain economic gains, the Department of Energy on Friday said the Philippines is working to have at least 20,000 megawatts of renewable energy capacities by 2010.
“RRA is a collaboration among the DOE, IRENA and other renewable energy stakeholders from both the public and private sectors. It is vital in our vision towards attaining 20,000 megawatts of renewable energy capacities by 2040,” DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi said during the launch by the DOE and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) of the Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) for the country at the Energy Center at Bonifacio Global City.
The DOE chief said that with the Philippine governments’ aggressive stance towards building RE capacities, there is a “need to identify and analyze key challenges to further guide our stakeholders in our policies, regulatory and institutional framework.”
Cusi said that such framework could be done by formulating RRA that involved “research, interviews, focus group discussions” with various multi-stakeholder consultations.
He added that the goal is “to provide a comprehensive and detailed analyses of the country’s RE profile in order to recommend measures to deal with the pertinent issues in the industry.”
“The DOE is committed to provide a level of playing field among RE developers to assure the country of its indigenous and sustainable energy for the consuming public,” he said. (davaotoday.com)