As a probable way of gaining more information from renewable energy experts, the Philippines’ Department of Energy (DOE) has made its intentions known on seeking help from various agencies, particularly those from the United States and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Jose M. Layug Jr., the DOE’s undersecretary, said that his department would get in touch with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to help figure out the best ways to make use of the various renewable energy sources that the country has to offer.
The DOE’s decision of including the ADB for assistance is for pointing out viable wind energy sites in the Philippines. To note, the ADB has made a sturdy wherein the Philippines has a vast potential of tapping into wind power. On the other hand, USAID’s resources and expertise can help the DOE in the identification of biomass sites and projects in the country.
Layug stressed the fact that data is an important mechanism in moving things forward for the Philippines. By gaining the assistance of expert organizations, the country may soon experience a cleaner and affordable means of sourcing out power.
DOE looks forward to US Assistance