The Green Energy Rating Program (Green E) was designed to rate and recognize outstanding renewable energy projects implemented in the country based on objective environmental criteria. It served as a mechanism to award and provide incentives to project developers and end-users that gave significant and active participation in successful RE projects. Green-E was among the promotional programs that were developed under the Philippine Capacity Building to Remove Barriers to Renewable Energy Development (CBRED) Project.
The Green IPP concept promoted by IIEC consisted of a package of multiple renewable energy and energy efficiency resources whose combined load characteristics would match the electric utility baseload requirements and provide the economically and environmentally lowest cost solution.
This project is designs and pilot-tests a business model for aggregation that will provide opportunities for distributed renewable generators (e.g. wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal) in the Negros region in the Philippines to integrate and create a hybrid system to overcome each other’s seasonality and intermittency and match the base load requirements of electric utilities. The business model for power aggregation is designed in the context of the recent policy and business environment that governs the electricity market in the Philippines. It is particularly developed in view of engaging the distributed renewable generators to actively participate in the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market as a trading participant. Therefore, several consultations and workshop involving the distributed renewable and non-renewable generators, the National Transmission Company, the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market, and the electric utilities in the Negros region serve an integral part of the project.
The objective of the project is to conduct a pre-feasibility study that determines the availability of biomass materials and assess their energy potential for use as fuel to a proposed biomass power plant in Panukulan, Polillio Island, Quezon Province. Currently, the energy supply in the island is limited and the biomass power plant is seen to fill in the gaps.