DOE plans 14 GW of renewable energy projects in Visayas, Philippines

The Department of Energy (DOE) of the Philippines has announced plans to develop 68 renewable energy projects, with a combined capacity of 14.24 GW, in Western Visayas.

Of the total projects planned, 24 will be hydropower facilities, 17 offshore wind energy, 14 solar power, 12 onshore wind, and one will be geothermal. Currently, around 29 renewable energy facilities are generating energy in Western Visayas, with a combined output of 708 MW. Under the National Renewable Energy Program (2020-2040), at least 35 of the total energy output will be generated from renewable energy sources by 2030, with the share increasing to 50 per cent by 2040.