The factsheet briefly describe ‘Renewable Energy Guideline on Large Solar Photovoltaic Project Development in the Philippines‘ that was published by the Department of Energy Philippines (DOE) in cooperation with Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) through Support to the Climate Change Commission in the Implementation of the National Framework Strategy on Climate Change (SupportCCC) Project, and ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) through Renewable Energy Support Programme for ASEAN (ASEAN-RESP).
The guideline covers solar PV project with a capacity above 100 kWp and only a grid-connected project. In the Philippines’ context, the “grid” means a backbone highvoltage power network that is operated and maintained by National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). So, “grid connection” means a connection of a system to the said grid. This also includes a connection of a system to a distribution network which connected to NGCP’s transmission network. In general, most projects located in the three main islands (i.e. Luzon, Visaya, and Mindanao) and some smaller islands (e.g. Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Negros, Mindoro and Panay islands) can be considered as on-grid system.