Energy/Water Our Partnership with Electric Cooperatives (EC)

The ECs are partners of NEA in its rural electrification program. They are private, non-stock, non-profit, non-political entities that are owned and operated by the consumers they serve within their franchise areas. ECs are authorized by law to acquire, own, operate and maintain generating facilities within its franchise areas.
Our entity, ILAW, has partnered with a group of 40 ECs through their organization, AIEC Missionary Green Energy Corporation (AIEC MGEC), to undertake off-grid electrification projects with ILAW providing technical and financial assistance to the ECs for them to reach 100% electrification.


Energy/Water Methodology – ILAW and EC Partnership

This methodology stems from our over 80 years of cumulative experience in the Philippine Off-grid sector. Our strong private-sector experience in finance, development, design, operations, and maintenance coupled with our ongoing relationships with key off-grid agencies informs our development process and ensures efficient project execution.

Consulation with EC

Technical Study

Financial Modeling and Tariff Presentation

Public Consultations

Operations (Continuous Reports & Compliance)

Regulatory Approvals (DOE, ERC, LGU, DENR)

Contract Signing

Land Acquisition

Energy/Water Government Institutions in the Power Sector


Department of Energy (DOE)

The Department of Energy (DOE) is the top governing body that develops national plans and policy framework. It reports directly to the Office of the President.


Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC)

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is a quasi-judicial body that is responsible for regulating the power industry, approving power supply agreements, and setting rates of distribution utilities and generation rates of electric cooperatives (ECs).


National Electrification Administration (NEA)

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) is a government owned and controlled corporation that is the prime mover in the rural electrification sector through its partners, the electric cooperatives, by providing quality financial, institutional and technical services to the ECs.


National Power Corporation (NPC)

The National Power Corporation (NPC) is a government-owned and controlled corporation that assists with missionary electrification through its Small Power Utilities Group (NPC- SPUG) which provides generation services to small islands and isolated grids that cannot be serviced by distribution utilities or qualified third parties, thus is called the “generator of last resort.”

Energy/Water Pioneering Work with Government Agencies

  • Helped draft original Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) for Qualified Third Party (QTP), New Power Provider (NPP), Small Grid, and NPC Contracts
    • Worked together with DOE, ERC, NEA and NPC in structuring QTP IRR around the first QTP mini-grid project on Rio Tuba
    • Worked together through the ERC hearings process and Universal Charge on Missionary Electrification (UCME) Subsidy Approval process for the Rio Tuba CEP ™ Mini-grid QTP UCME Application
  • Led interagency reviews and revisions of off-grid regulations and procedures
  • QTP & NPP Unsolicited Proposal/Swiss Challenge Competitive Selection Processes (CSPs), EC-Private Sector Joint Venture, Multiple EC NPP Project Bidding Procedures
    • Collaborated in structuring the first Public-Private Joint Venture between an Electric Cooperative and Private Company (PALECO-PSPI)

Energy/Water Continuing Partnership with Government Agencies

  • Continuing involvement in multiple project biddings, regulatory reviews, public consultations and project development campaigns
  • Provides formal and informal advice and input to ongoing DOE, NEA, ERC and NPC-SPUG regulatory and policy decisions

________ Strategic capabilities

  • Technical and Financial assistance to EC member-owners
    • Conduct studies
    • Act as consultants
    • Project structuring
    • Owner’s Engineer, EPC Contractor, O&M Provider
  • Systematic Pursuit of Grants for CSP Exemption
  • DOE Accreditation as Third Party Bid Advisor for Fees
  • Regulatory and Legal Assistance

Energy/Water Our Strategic Partners

Private Infrastructure Development Group

Private Infrastructure Development Group

Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) provided funding for water projects


Asia Development Pte. Ltd.

Joint venture with Asia Development Pte. Ltd. (“Infraco Asia”), a PIDG company, through its subsidiary Infraco Philippines Smart Solar Pte. Ltd.
Multiple project platform utilizing solar, battery, controller and distribution components for electrical connection and supply for households in selected off-grid areas and sites across the Philippines.


Infunde Development

Infraco Asia’s exclusive developer for Southeast Asia (excluding Myanmar)
Manages and fulfills the functions and obligations of Infraco, and manages the day-to-day operations of our joint venture.


European Union

European Union as grant provider to our EC-partners through EU Access to Sustainable Energy Programme.
Grant of up to 70% of project cost for Tawi-Tawi, Dinagat and Siargao projects



Capital investments into the ECs for project development.


AIEC Island Light and Water Corp.

The “Company” was incorporated in the Philippines and registered with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on December 17, 2018 primarily to develop, construct, assemble, commission, finance, own, lease, market, sell and/or operate (whether directly or indirectly, by itself and/or partly wholly through franchises, partners and/or leases) off-grid electrification projects composed of hybrid renewable energy sources and non-renewable energy sources, and in this connection, to engage in the generation and/or distribution of electricity, and do such other acts and things as may be reasonably necessary or related to the above purpose, provided that in no event shall the corporation itself engage in the transmission or general distribution of electricity requiring a national franchise, nor engage in the retail trade or the business of a public utility.
The Company is owned by AIEC Missionary Green Energy Corporation (AIEC MGEC) and Island Light and Water Energy Development Corp., (ILAW) having 59.99% and 39.97% interest, respectively. The remaining interest is owned by private individuals.


FiN Expo

Grant provider for wind + battery project in Sabtang, Batanes



Grant recipient and EPC Contractor for wind + battery project in Sabtang, Batanes


Renewable Energy

One Renewable Energy Enterprise: Project partners– EPC, O&M


Okra Solar

Okra Solar is our technical partner

Biomass Government Institutions in the Power Sector

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
executive department of the Philippine government responsible for governing and supervising the exploration, development, utilization, and conservation of the country's natural resources

Cutting Permits to harvest trees

Transport Permit to transport wood to the chipping mill


Biomass Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI)

Agency under the Department of Agriculture responsible for serving and supporting the Philippine plant industry sector

Issue sanitary and phytosanitary SPS permits each time we import Melia Dubia saplings from India


Biomass Our Strategic Partners

Megawide Construction

Citicore Plantations, Inc.

United States Agency of International Development (USAID)

USAID Green Invest Asia to facilitate access to regional/international investors, as well as technical assistance for forest sustainability certification and carbon assessment.

Public and Private Partnerships Solar Businss

Solar Our Strategic Partner

Kyber Group, LLC

our partner in this Joint Venture

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