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 removing the barriers to commercial utilization of renewable energy (RE) power systems to substitute for use of diesel generators in Palawan. As part of the project interventions, the project originally intends to demonstrate the viability of the RESCO (Rural Energy Service Company) delivery mechanism of renewable energy systems, and economic activities of productive use of renewable energy services for rural communities. The RESCO approach was however changed to Direct Sales approach because of the unsuccessful RESCO project in Aklan Province, which this project intends to replicate. That failed RESCO project was implemented by Shell Solar Philippines Corporation (SSPC, formerly Shell Renewables Philippines, Inc.), which is also the private company partner of this Project.

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Sustainable community development

Theme of Evaluation: 

Renewable Energy

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East Asia and Pacific

Type of Evaluation: 

Final Evaluation



Evaluation Author: 

Rogelio Z. Aldover

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