Island Light and Water (“ILAW”)
Energy Development Corporation.
What do we do?
We provide clean, renewable energy to deliver electricity and water services to communities and private customers in remote and unelectrified locations. In the Philippines, an estimated 15 million people live without reliable access to electricity. We are committed to providing reliable electricity to thousands of households in off-grid areas within the Philippines by building microgrids. Our microgrid projects are secured by a working partnership with electric cooperatives.
Electrification Status of Household Energization (Source: DOE)
Rural electrification in the Philippines has always been very difficult due to the country being archipelagic with over 7,000 islands. Communities have a difficult time accessing 24/7 power without the ability to connect to a national grid. This results in a compromised quality of life for millions. The table shows the electrification status in the Philippines:
|Unserved (No electricity)||2.4M||11.5M|
|Underserved (Less than 24/7 electricity)||0.6M||2.9M|
Off-Grid Energy What is off-grid?
The areas NOT connected to the “high voltage backbone system of interconnected transmission lines, substations and related facilities”
—RA 9136 Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) Sec.4 (z)
NPC: National Power Corporation
NPP: New Power Provider
SPUG: Small Power Utilities Group
QTP: Qualified Third Parties
NGCP: National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
EC: Electric Cooperative
Water Supply Project Our Water Business:
The Philippines Smart Rural Water Supply Project is a nationwide program to bring water, both potable and irrigation, to rural communities in the Philippines currently lacking sustainable access to either.
The Project expressly links the provision of electricity with the provision of water by piggy-backing on the existing backbone of Element/ILAW’s 135-site electrical microgrid pipeline.
The Project integrates community water supply systems into the power generation and distribution system design of Element/ILAW’s Smart solar hybrid microgrids.
Energy/Water Microgrid Projects in the Philippines
Confirmed Project Timeline: 22 additional Microgrids for implementation in 2020; 87 additional Microgrids for implementation in 2021-2022