Distributed Photovoltaic Economic and Technical Impact Analysis in the Philippines

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have released a report titled, "Distributed Photovoltaic Economic and Technical Impact Analysis in the Philippines." The report details the issues surrounding the development of disrupted solar photovoltaics in the Philippines.

In collaboration with the Philippines Department of Energy (DOE), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through USAID Clean Power Asia, has partnered with the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to conduct a study to evaluate the economic and technical implications of DPV deployment in the Philippines. To implement this effort, USAID Clean Power Asia leveraged expertise from Chulalongkorn University to conduct technical analyses employing methods used in the 2017 DPV impact assessment for Thailand’s prosumers and distribution utilities. This study presents research and provides data-driven analysis on three key impacts of DPV adoption, and examines their implications for potential policy and regulatory revisions. The design of this study aims to provide data and facts to inform policymakers’ and regulators’ efforts to achieve a balance between incentivizing DPV investment and minimizing negative impacts on the distribution utilities (DU), non-DPV customers, and the distribution grid.

The full report can be read here.

Visit the Regulation & Public Policy Page on the Distributed Photovoltaics (DPV) Toolkit for more resources on this topic.

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