The ADFIAP Consulting Group (AC) was invited to attend and moderate a session at the Philippine Renewable Energy (RE) Forum organized by the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP). The well-attended event had the theme, “Moving Forward with Renewable Energy: Challenges and Opportunities” and was held on December 7, 2011 at the New World Hotel in Makati City.
The ECCP aims to establish a platform for discussing opportunities and challenges in the country’s Renewable Energy (RE) sector and for sharing best practices as well as experiences among the various stakeholders through the holding of a series of forums. The keynote address was delivered by Philippine Senator Hon. Edgardo Angara, Chairman of the Congressional Commission on Science, Technology and Engineering.
The invited panelists were RE end-users, developers, technology and finance providers as well as technical cooperation partners, who shared their perspectives and first-hand experiences on various opportunities and challenges in the RE sector, particularly in wind, solar, hydro and bioenergy.
Atty. Alberto B. Reyno, AC Managing Partner, acted as moderator for the session on “Making RE Project Financing Accessible” where issues on RE financing programs were discussed by panelists from IFC, DBP and BPI. AC Group Head, Ms. Cora Conde and Programs and Projects Head, Ms. Arlene Orencia, also participated in the forum.