28 October 2014
Business Forum Integration of Renewable Energies in the Philippine Off-grid Areas by DOE, EU-Switch and GIZ
CEO of WEnergy Global, Atem S. Ramsundersingh, speaking at the Business Forum Integration of Renewable Energies in the Philippine Off-grid Areas, organised by DOE, EU-Switch and GIZ, about challenges in developing renewable energy/hybrid projects such as the lack of a proper decision-making framework with clear criteria and procedures and the relatively weak capacity of staff to handle new technologies without the use of business-as-usual approaches related to fossil fuel power generation. Such weaknesses cause delay in clean electrification of the over 4 million households and many industries in Philippines. It discourages private sector engagements. Such open dialogues and exchanges are important to accelerate the process of positive decision-making.