This month, USAID Clean Power Asia hit a major milestone when RE policy staff and our partner NREL submitted the final draft report Distributed Photovoltaic Economic and Technical Impact Analysis in the Philippines to the Philippines Department of Energy. This report will serve as an input into revising the Philippines’ net metering program. The department has also requested further support on technical inputs to a draft circular and support for holding public consultation meetings.
Also in collaboration with NREL this month, USAID Clean Power Asia RE policy staff submitted to USAID V-LEEP the first draft of a financial and economic viability analysis of solar rooftop projects in Vietnam. The draft includes an analysis of DPV impacts on key stakeholders and international practices on compensation mechanisms, which will assist policymakers in considering mechanisms appropriate for Vietnam.
How we foster supportive policy frameworks
USAID Clean Power supports Lower Mekong countries to improve the enabling environment for grid-connected renewable energy development by analyzing barriers and policy impacts; facilitating the exchange of lessons learned and best practices among Lower Mekong countries and the wider ASEAN community; conducting stakeholder consultations; and developing pilot programs. Activities under three focused themes (Distributed Photovoltaics, Solar Farms, and Resource Complementarity) include technical support for the development or improvement of both policy and incentives and regulations and standards.