Name: Energy and Renewables

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Content: <p>The current installed capacity in the Philippines is 12,528 MW,99 while the dependable capacity is 11,508 MW.100 Electricity consumption stood at 75,266 GWh,101 countrywide and 55,735,785 MWh102 in Luzon in 2013. <br /> The grids of Luzon and the Visayas are connected, although not in a loop circuit; the grid of Mindanao is still not connected to the grids of Luzon and the Visayas but the connection is planned.  Many of the 7,107 islands of the country are not connected to the Luzon/Visayas-Mindanao grids; power generation solutions for the off-grid areas are, therefore, of great interest.<br /> The country’s energy mix in 2013 consisted of conventional (fossil), and renewable (biomass, solar, wind and ocean; geothermal; and hydropower) energy sources. More specifically, installed generating capacity for coal represented 42.62% of the energy mix (32,081,007 MWh), oil-based 5.97% (4,490,600 MWh), natural gas 24.97% (18,791,286 MWh), geothermal 12.76% (9,604,598 MWh), hydro 13.31% (10,019,308 MWh), wind 0.09% (65,655 MWh), solar <1% (1,414 MWh) and biomass 0.28% (211.973 MWh).103<br /> Privatization has not yet been fully implemented, despite EPIRA provisions; this is an ongoing process in Luzon in Visayas, and in Mindanao, however the energy market has undergone an extensive reform. With the RE Act of 2008, the foundations for the development of renewable energy were created.<br /> Despite the introduction of short-term solutions, such as ILP, to minimize the effects of the power shortage in Luzon this summer 2015, the power shortage serves as a pertinent reminder of the need to create a national energy framework which will meet growing demand in the long term. <br /> It is in this context that this paper focuses on a comprehensive solution, including conventional energy, renewable energy and energy efficiency to ensure that long-term, nationwide energy sufficiency for the Philippines will be ensured, through a multistakeholder approach.</p> <p><a href="http://www.epbn.ph/publications/download?file_name=EPBN_Business_Primer_Teaser_-_Energy.pdf&amp;id=9">Click here to download A Brief Overview of the Philippine Energy & Renewables Industry »</a></p>

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