Access to Sustainable Energy Programme-Clean Energy Living Laboratories (ASEP-CELLs)

Access to Sustainable Energy Programme-Clean Energy Living Laboratories (ASEP-CELLs)

Project Brief:

Access to Sustainable Energy Programme-Clean Energy Living Laboratories (ASEP-CELLs) is a project funded by the European Union and implemented by the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) in partnership with Manila Observatory (MO), ICLEI-SEAS, Xavier University (XU) and University of San Carlos (USC).

The project supports the Department of Energy through the funding of the European Union in achieving 100% rural electrification through renewable energy, thus increasing the share of renewable energy in the Philippinesโ€™ energy mix, and promoting energy efficiency towards sustainable and inclusive growth.

From 2019 to 2021, ASEP-CELLs will build knowledge management, invest in capacity-building and promote advocacy. Through its CELLs in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, the project will produce research studies to enhance energy policy-making and program interventions, strengthen capacities to help institutions better respond to sustainable low- carbon renewable energy challenges; and increase public awareness and stakeholder engagement to sustain political support and commitment to low-carbon renewable energy pathway, energy efficiency, and energy access.

Specifically, ASEP-CELLsโ€™ researches and activities will (a) recommend appropriate sites and technologies through profiling and mapping; (b) enhance existing energy policies and programs through assessment studies; (c) streamline mandates of institutions to ensure effective and collaborative implementation; (d) strengthen capacities of institutions and energy specialists to mainstream national energy policies and plans into local governance through technical assistance and knowledge exchange activities; (e) empower social enterprises towards the creation of jobs to support and sustain community-based energy initiatives and (f) open channels of advocacy platforms for sustained dialogue.

Contact information:

Tel no.: (02) 426-6001, ext. 4640

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September 3, 2021