DOE, Wind Industry Experts Collaborate to Unlock PH Offshore Wind Potential
TAGUIG CITY – The Department of Energy (DOE) will hold a virtual workshop this Wednesday (21 July 2021) to determine how the Philippine government and the wind industry could jointly work towards realizing the country’s massive offshore wind potential. It aims to collaborate with the Carbon Trust and the Global Wind Energy Council by bringing in industrial viewpoints and expertise that are critical for market development and fostering a sound environment for partnerships.
“Harnessing our wind energy resources would open up a limitless resource of reliable and indigenous clean energy, bringing us closer to our energy security and sustainability goals. This development would also redound to the benefit of Filipinos through job generation, public health benefits, and the influx of significant inward capital investment,” Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said.
The DOE Renewable Energy Management Bureau, through this workshop, aims to secure a more robust investment environment for the Philippine wind sector and it recognizes the challenges in marine spatial planning and enhancing capabilities to address technical challenges over floating wind applications, turbine operations in challenging climatic conditions and the necessary grid reinforcements in realizing the full potential of offshore wind in the Philippines.
The virtual activity will gather renewable energy and infrastructure experts, offshore wind industry practitioners, and investors to exchange views on policy, regulatory, and technical issues surrounding offshore wind development, as well as on potential areas for long-term sectoral collaboration.
While the Philippines is still in the early stages of its offshore wind journey, the DOE had already awarded development rights to initial projects in the northern and central areas of the country.