PH tops RE utilization in ASEAN

Published onJuly 8, 2020

The Philippines ranks highest in the utilization of renewable energy (RE) as part of its generation mix, beating its peers in the Southeast Asian region. Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi conveyed in a recent forum on Energy and Sustainable Development that “our country continues to have the highest renewable energy mix within the ASEAN region.” Based on 2019 statistics, the energy chief noted that RE “accounted for 33-percent of the Philippines total primary energy supply.” The country’s RE developments are across multiplicity of technologies like hydro, geothermal, wind, solar and biomass with targets of technology coupling for battery storage, primarily for the installations with intermittent generation capacity. With that record, the energy chief emphasized that the Philippines is “10-percent ahead vis-à-vis the regional target set forth in the ASEAN Plan of Action on Energy Cooperation.”