EU allots 2.2m euros for off-grid project

By Alena Mae S. Flores – July 25, 2019 at 07:10 pm

The European Union allocated 2.2 million euros (P120 million) for a project that will energize off-grid communities in Cebu, Bohol and Palawan through solar energy to improve lives and foster climate change mitigation in poor and remote communities.

The Project Renewable Energy for Livelihood and Youth is one of the seven awardees of the EU-Access to Sustainable Energy Programme Call for Proposals which aims to promote the use of renewable energy.

Asep is a joint project of the Education Department and the EU that aims to assist the government in expanding sustainable energy generation to meet the growing needs of its economy and provide energy access to the poor and marginalized sector.

The Rely project combines solar electrification with community development and improved vocational education by collaborating with partner senior high schools. The project will energize 16 off-grid public schools in the three provinces.