Palawan New and Renewable Energy and Livelihood Support Project

The project is aimed at reducing the long-term growth of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the removal of barriers to commercial utilization of new and renewable energy (NRE) power systems as replacement to diesel generators in Palawan. Project approval was based on the recommendations of a feasibility study for A Project to Provide Environmentally Friendly Electricity Services to Off-Grid Communities in the Province of Palawan prepared by Community Power Corporation for Shell Solar, BV and Shell Philippines Exploration, BV, in October 1999. The study recommended the Rural Energy Service Company (RESCO) approach as the delivery mechanism for NRE systems in Palawan similar to Shell's RESCO Project in Alaminos, Aklan.

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Sustainable community development

Theme of Evaluation: 

Renewable Energy

Sub Cluster: 

Energy access

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East Asia and Pacific



Evaluation Author: 

Rogelio Z. Aldover

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