September 5, 2022 | 8:00pm
MANILA, Philippines — The European Union formally turned over 30,500 put in models of photo voltaic house methods (SHS) to the beneficiaries of 5 electrical cooperatives throughout Bukidnon, Sultan Kudarat, Davao del Sur, Cotabato, and South Cotabato.
The EU invested 18.4 million or round P1.06 billion euros for the mission. The fund is underneath its 66-million-euro or P3.83 billion Access to Sustainable Energy Programme with the nation’s Department of Energy.
“The European Union is committed to supporting the Philippines’ thrust to promote renewable energy and improve energy access,” EU Delegation to the Philippines Head of Cooperation Christoph Wagner mentioned throughout the turnover ceremony in Davao City on Monday.
“We are proud to have financed this action that reached vulnerable and isolated communities directly, providing a sustainable solution to a basic need such as access to electricity.”
Each SHS bundle has a 50-watt peak photo voltaic panel and a cost controller with lithium-ion batteries to power a minimum of 4 LED bulbs. The bundle additionally comes with a radio, torchlight, and USB ports to cost devices.
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For this batch, the 30,500 models of SHS have been distributed to the franchise areas of the Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative, Inc., the Sultan Kudarat Electric Cooperative, Inc., the Davao del Sure Electric Cooperative, Inc., South Cotabato II Electric Cooperative, Inc., and the Cotabato Electric Cooperative, Inc.
The EU earlier put in 10,000 SHS throughout the implementation section, which was co-funded by the World Bank’s Global Partnership on Output-based Aid. The EU, the World Bank, and the National Power Cooperation (Napocor) have been working collectively since 2019 to develop entry to electrical energy to households in distant villages Mindanao.
The solar-powered house methods permit beneficiary households to be member-consumer-owners of the electrical cooperatives.