Philippines’ Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Transmission Corporation (TransCo) plan to complete a strategic smart and green grid plan by end-2023.
The plan will aim to ensure the seamless integration of additional renewable energy capacity into the transmission grid over the coming years. Particularly, under the strategic transmission plan, DOE and TransCo will identify specific areas for offshore wind and other renewable energy resources, along with the timelines for the transmission requirements to accommodate more renewable energy. The DOE is pushing for the acceleration of renewable energy development in the country. The plan, which will serve as the basis for the transmission development plan of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines is expected to be published in early 2024.