SIPET: The Myanmar flag proudly symbolizes progress and unity in the evolving Energy Transition of Southeast Asia Myanmar Coming soon
Cambodian flag amidst Southeast Asia's Energy Transition Cambodia Coming soon
SIPET: Malaysia's flag in the Energy Transition of Southeast Asia signifies progress and unity Malaysia Coming soon
Energy Transition Southeast Asia - Addressing Barriers to Clean Energy Adoption Brunei Darussalam Coming soon
Singapore flag representing Energy Transition Southeast Asia supported by SIPET Singapore Coming soon
Philippines flag symbolizes Energy Transition Philippines and SIPET.


Philippines is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia that is made up of more than 7,000 islands. Its major island groups are categorized into three parts: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The country follows a constitutional republic. The growing energy demand across the Philippines poses challenges to the energy transition and has resulted in increasing the dependency on imported fossil fuels. There is the potential with some of the policies already in place to bring renewables to the forefront, however, transformations have been delayed. Thus, no formal net-zero targets have been set for the Philippines as of yet.


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The power sector in the Philippines is dominated by coal, which is responsible for almost 60% of power generation. Together with its second largest power source — natural gas (18%) — and oil (1.5%), fossil fuels make up more than three quarters of the Philippines’ power supply. Established renewable energy sources such as geothermal (10%) and hydro (9%) also generated a relevant share of the country’s electricity in 2021. The shares of solar and wind power are increasing but are still small at 1.4% and 1.2% respectively.

Three-quarters of electricity consumption is distributed across the three main demand sectors: households (33%), industry sector (26%) and services (20%).

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SIPET’s Vision Explained at ACEF 2023

The Southeast Asia Information Platform for the Energy Transition (SIPET) participated at the Deep Dive Workshop, “Digital Innovations in Energy Sector Supporting Clean Energy Transitions: Real Stories from the Ground,” on June 16 at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in Manila, Philippines. The deep dive session, organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, emphasized how digital innovations catalyze clean energy transitions.

Sascha Oppowa, Project Director of CASE for Southeast Asia, GIZ Thailand, introduced SIPET, expounding on its utility and potential to expedite the energy transition in the region. Oppowa’s remarks likened the collective understanding of energy transition to the ancient parable of blind monks encountering an elephant.

“Each monk, like those grappling with the energy transition, touched a different part of the elephant, forming unique, incomplete impressions,” explained Oppowa. “Yet through dialogue, they could collectively create a more comprehensive image, filling in gaps of understanding rather than only having partial perspectives.”

Oppowa extended this metaphor to SIPET, describing it as a space for “energy transition blind monks” to share insights and create a complete picture of the energy transition process. This collaborative approach, facilitated by digital innovation, aims to yield more holistic, effective strategies for clean energy transitions.

Oppowa provided a quick walkthrough of SIPET, showcasing its tools and resources, namely the Project Mapping Tool, the Power Transition Progress Tool, the GEM Power Plant Trackers, the Power Sector Data Browser and its complementary Power Sector Snapshots, and the Knowledge Hub. These tools and resources are aimed at helping clean energy professionals and stakeholders drive the region’s t

7/18/2023 8:50:57 AM | Admin Admin
Article: WWF-Philippines’ FInRE-BXU Program a Good Example of Local Government Participation in Energy Planning

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines, together with the LGU of Butuan participated in a virtual forum on Republic Act 11285, or Energy Efficiency and Conservation Law for Mindanao LGUs. The forum was hosted by the Department of Energy (DOE), the European Union-supported Access to Sustainable Energy Programme (EU-ASEP), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the ASEP Clean Energy Living Laboratories (ASEP-CELLS). 

The forum is the latest milestone in WWF-Philippines’ Financing and Integrating Renewable Energy in Butuan City (FiNRE-BXU) project. The project is a bottom-up, top-down planning process that looks to address Butuan’s energy gaps. To do this, WWF-Philippines has been training local stakeholders, integrating indigenous resources, and engaging financing institutions and energy developers to pursue clean, sustainable energy projects.


8/18/2022 1:56:06 AM | Ralph Justice Apita
USAID Launches PHP1.6 Billion Project to Promote Clean Energy in the Philippines

Manila, June 28, 2021—The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched on Monday, June 28, its flagship project to support a more competitive, secure, and resilient Philippine energy sector.  The five-year, Php1.6-billion ($34 million) Energy Secure Philippines (ESP) project will promote the country’s key energy sector priorities and support its climate mitigation goals.

8/17/2022 6:34:19 PM | Admin Admin

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