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Today’s model of a centralised power system reliant on fossil fuels does little to address energy poverty in remote island areas far from commercial centres.
One of the ‘unaccomplished’ promises of the Duterte administration is full electrification of all households in the country, but that goal can be hastened with the deployment of micro-grid systems, especially in isolated communities and far-flung areas.
The Philippine government should review its foreign ownership rule in renewable energy (RE) projects, as well as look into offering end-to-end project deals to enable more investments in the sector, according to an associate partner of global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

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