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The Philippines (i/ˈfɪlpnz/; Filipino: Pilipinas [ˌpɪlɪˈpinɐs]), officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas), is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of about 7,500 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City; both are part of Metro Manila.

To the north of the Philippines across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan; Vietnam sits west across the South China Sea; southwest lies Malaysia in the island of Borneo across the Sulu Sea, and to the south the Celebes Sea separates it from other islands of Indonesia; while to the east it is bounded by the Philippine Sea and the island-nation of Palau. Its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator makes the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons, but also endows it with abundant natural resources and some of the world's greatest biodiversity. At approximately 300,000 square kilometers (115,831 sq mi), the Philippines is the 72nd-largest country in the world.

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DOE lists 2,619MW eligible RE capacity

Manila Bulletin 16 Jan 2022
The “green energy pricing” for the RPS-underpinned capacity is still under deliberations also at the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) ... The agency explained that the country’s ambitious target for greenfield RE installations would be aligned with the “energy transition paradigm” as cast in the updated Philippine Energy Plan....

Energy, NGCP officials meet to discuss this year’s power outlook

Manila Standard 16 Jan 2022
Officials of the Department of Energy and National Grid Corp. of the Philippines met virtually over the weekend to discuss this year’s power supply situation. The department assured the public it is closely working with all energy players and stakeholders to secure the continuous supply of power nationwide....

DoE sees thinning of Visayas power supply

The Manila Times 16 Jan 2022
A potential Yellow Alert from the absence of high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link from Luzon is being anticipated the Visayas as a worst-case scenario in 2022, the election season, the Department of Energy (DoE) said yesterday ... Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, said....

Farmer rescues eagle in Albay

The Manila Times 15 Jan 2022
On Thursday afternoon, he turned over the healthy rufous-bellied eagle to the management of the Philippine Geothermal Production Co ... Seldom for us to uncover or rescue a Philippine eagle ... The PGPC in Tiwi is Asia's first geothermal power plant, and the largest source of clean and renewable geothermal energy in the Philippines....

Averting a looming crisis

The Philippine Star 15 Jan 2022
Buried under the rubble of the raging pandemic is a potential energy disaster the Philippines is in danger of getting itself into ... ....

Spanish, Swiss firms to pioneer PH offshore wind projects

Manila Bulletin 14 Jan 2022
Spanish energy giant Iberdrola has inked an agreement with local developer Triconti Windkraft Group and Swiss-based Stream Investment Holding for at least five offshore wind projects that could institutionalize them as pioneer developer of this energy resource for the Philippines....

Iberdrola, Triconti seal wind projects

The Manila Times 14 Jan 2022
GLOBAL renewable energy leader Iberdrola will enter into the local power market after partnering with wind energy developer Triconti Windkraft Group for the first offshore wind project in the Philippines ... (GW) of capacity to power the Philippines' transition to clean energy....

Greenpeace calls for intensified RE efforts

The Manila Times 14 Jan 2022
Khevin Yu, Energy Transition campaigner of Greenpeace Philippines, said the current situation only shows how dependent the Philippines is not just on fossil fuels, but on fossil fuel imports ... Yu explained that there is much more to be done by the Department of Energy ... Meanwhile, Tata Mustasya, Climate and Energy manager, Greenpeace Indonesia, said....

Iberdrola brings wind power expertise to PH

The Philadelphia Inquirer 14 Jan 2022
... contributing to the Philippines' transition to renewables and giving Iberdrola the opportunity to enter the Philippine energy industry....

Iberdrola enters Philippines market

The Philippine Star 14 Jan 2022
Spanish clean energy developer Iberdrola has entered the Philippine market through a partnership with Triconti Windkraft Group to develop a massive 3.5-gigawatt pipeline of offshore wind projects to power the country’s energy transition ... ....

Weekly renewables M&A round-up (Jan 10-14)

Renewables Now 14 Jan 2022
Alternative asset manager Blackstone Inc (NYSE.BX) will make a roughly USD-3-billion equity investment in US renewable energy projects developer Invenergy Renewables Holdings LLC as part of its broader support for the energy transition ... -- Goldman Sachs to invest USD 250m in energy storage co Hydrostor....

ERC tightens standards for variable RE facilities

Manila Bulletin 14 Jan 2022
For planned outage or maintenance shutdown, the directive to the VRE generation firms would be to submit a copy of the outage plan – and such shall correspond to the Grid Operating and Maintenance Program (GOMP) being instituted by the Department of Energy, in coordination with system operator National Grid Corporation of the Philippines....

Asia Analysis January 2022

Open Access Government 14 Jan 2022
Did you know, for example, that Japan, is a country that consumes rice daily and typically, the third-largest export market for American rice? Or that in 2020, China imported twice as much rice as the second-largest rice importer, the Philippines?....