USAID Energy Secure Philippines Project Dates: June 2021 - December 2026
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PROJECT OBJECTIVE

Funded through the U.S. Government’s Asia Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy (EDGE) initiative, USAID’s Energy Secure Philippines (USAID ESP) Activity is a five-year project that will assist the government of the Philippines in promoting a more competitive power sector through investment mobilization, deployment of modern energy technology, and support in policy reforms and implementation by

  • helping electric utility companies to improve performance,
  • increasing the use of advanced energy sources and systems and fostering competition in the market, and
  • improving the overall energy procurement process

With this integrated approach, RTI will support the Government of the Philippines to increase energy sector stakeholder resilience through increased readiness and efficiency.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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. Through the Energy Secure Philippines Project, the U.S. will work with Philippine government and private sector partners to improve the performance and efficiency of energy utilities, deploy renewable energy systems, enhance competition in the power sector, and address energy sector cybersecurity. The U.S. government will also mobilize more than Php36 billion ($740 million) in private sector investment and help develop at least 500 megawatts of clean energy generation capacity.




Region/Location

BUDGET

USD 34,000,000

DONORS (OR FUNDING /CONTRIBUTING ORGANIZATIONS)
  1. USAID - The United States Agency for International Development
PROJECT CONTACT PERSON

Name:Divina Chingcuanco

Email: dchingcuanco@rti.org

IMPLEMENTING AGENCY OR AGENCIES

CONTRACTOR

Research Triangle Institute (RTI)

SUPPORT TYPE
SUPPORT SUBTYPE
  • Capacity Building
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

USAID’s Energy Secure Philippines activity will also enhance energy security and reliability by using advanced technology to counter cyber threats and by increasing competition through the full operationalization of the retail market. RTI leads the locally-led implementing consortium with Philippines partners including Wisenergy Inc., Philippine League of Local Environment and Natural Resources Officers, Inc., Full Advantage Philippines, Inc., Penwood Corporation, and targeted support from U.S. partners CESI/EnerNex, and ViT Tall LLC. This consortium provides deep experience in energy security development, including experience supporting national and local governments as well as utility and private sector partners to improve performance and increase resilience.


PROJECT OUTPUTS AND ACTIVITY
News and Updates
BUDGET

USD 34,000,000

DONORS (OR FUNDING /CONTRIBUTING ORGANIZATIONS)
  1. USAID - The United States Agency for International Development
PROJECT CONTACT PERSON

Name:Divina Chingcuanco

Email: dchingcuanco@rti.org

IMPLEMENTING AGENCY OR AGENCIES

CONTRACTOR

Research Triangle Institute (RTI)

SUPPORT TYPE
SUPPORT SUBTYPE
  • Capacity Building