The first Qualified Third Party (QTP) microgrid in the Philippines powered by a hybrid of solar, diesel and managed by Battery Storage System was inaugurated last November 07, 2019 in Barangay Cabayugan, Puerto Princesa City Palawan.
Philippine Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE) Mr Alfonso G. Cusi said: “’We need more decentralised energy systems through the private sector to end energy poverty and meet the President’s mandate to energize all Barangays and households by 2022. DOE encourages RE-Hybrids
in rural off-grid areas and encourages companies to reduce fuel-based power and reduce subsidies for fuels. The Sabang Project (SREC) is an example of that. We are changing our circulars to enable fuel-subsidy reductions.”
Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian, Chairman of the Senate Committee for Energy, said: “We need more of these advanced, innovative solutions to be developed and executed simultaneously to be able to empower and transform local communities around the country. Projects like SREC can show that it can be done, and together we can end energy poverty with clean, reliable, and affordable energy solutions for all.”