deep dive



September 17, 2021 | 3.30-5.30pm (Manila Time)

One would think that our communities should be enjoying inexpensive and clean energy for their productive activities and social services, especially those areas that are energy-poor, historically. After more than a decade since the enactment of the Renewable Energy Law, we see now mature RE technologies and their prices getting lower. Also, there is a climate imperative to shift away from fossil fuels. The time has come for us to make renewable energy applications in community enterprises and social services the norm, rather than the exception.


This session will be a sharing of experiences and lessons in the application of renewable energy technologies for production activities and social services. It shall address these critical questions:

  • How do we go beyond the “proof of concept” for renewable energy applications?
  • What are good practices in the application of RE for community enterprises and services?
  • What are obstacles to getting more RE into practical use?
  • Above questions shall be tackled by the speakers in their presentations, followed by Q & A.


    Host and Moderator: Mr. Sixto Donato Macasaet
    Executive Director, Foundation for Sustainable Society, Inc.

    3:30pm - 3:40pm

    Mr. Francis dela Cruz
    Advocacy Partnership Advisor Insittute for Climate and Sustainable Cites

    3:40pm -4:00pm
    RE applications in Irrigation and Agri-development

    Ms. Lilian Narida
    Vice president for finance, One Renewable Energy Enterprise, Inc.

    Lilian is a Certified Public Accountant, and has over 28 years of experience in financial and management accounting, financial planning and budget and financial audit work.

    4:00pm - 4:15pm

    Q and A

    4:15pm - 4:35pm
    A Spark of Renewable Energy can create a burst of Benefits for the Community

    Arturo Tahup
    Associate for Community Resilience Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities.

    Mr. Arturo “Uro” Tahup, a veteran DRR practitioner, humanitarian worker, and community organizer, worked as project coordinator and humanitarian assistance project officer of international organizations involved in the Typhoon Haiyan response in Samar. He now leads RE-Charge Pilipinas Team of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) in deeply setting its programs and projects on low carbon resilience and energy democracy in survivor communities, and in broadening its network of allies and partners in local governments, civil society and people’s organizations, and electric cooperatives in Eastern Visayas. 

    4:35pm - 4:50pm

    Q and A

    4:50pm -5:10pm
    RE for households and youth perspective on energy transition

    Engr. John Mark Napaoz
    President and Founder Solar Hope

    John Mark is president and founder of Solar Hope, an NGO that aims to provide solar and sustainable solutions to marginalized communities in the Philippines. He is also currently working as an engineer at the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines as his day job to support his daily living and the NGO. John Mark has been involved in NGO work for more than 8 years and has developed expertise in the fields of rural electrification, renewable energy and community development. He is a Climate Reality Leader pursuing his life mission to give hope and light to the lives and houses of peoples – he is a beacon of hope! 

    5:10pm - 5:25pm

    Q and A

    15:25pm - 5:30pm

    Photo documentation

    CENTRE tech team



    Moderator: Mr. Sixto Donato Macasaet

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