Philippines launched Green Energy Option Program (GEOP)

Philippines launched Green Energy Option Program (GEOP) Mahanagdong geothermal plant, Leyte, Philippines (source: EDC)
Alexander Richter 5 Dec 2021

Launch of Green Energy Option Program in the Philippines provides consumer choice of tapping renewable energy suppliers.

The Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines (IEMOP) launched the Green Energy Option Program or GEOP, Dec. 3, 2021. This is following the Energy Regulatory Commission’s issuance of ERC Resolution No. 08, Series of 2021. GEOP is one of the various programs under the Renewable Energy Act of 2008 which aimed to promote the development of renewable energy in the country. The program provides consumers an option to source their electricity supply from renewable energy resources, such as biomass, solar, wind, geothermal, ocean energy and hydropower.

We previously reported on the ERC resolution of the Philippines Department of  Energy.  Under the regulation, those with average peak electricity requirements equal  to or greater than 100 kW are the first set of consumers that can benefit of  the  GEOP program.

Consumers of electricity are no longer constrained to only source their electricity supply from the distribution utility of their location.

Eligible consumers may now choose from various “Renewable Energy Suppliers” that are authorized by the DOE to procure energy from renewable energy facilities. Through such mechanism, GEOP aims to contribute to energy sustainability and promote further competition in the electricity sector.

Source: Manila Times