08 February 2018 – As part of its lecture series, the Energy Policy and Development Program (EPDP) conducted a forum which revolved on the topic Optimal Investment Decisions in Generation with AC Energy President and CEO Eric Francia as resource speaker.
In a case study approach, Francia shared the inspiration behind Ayala group’s entry to the energy sector and how its power arm AC Energy, from a modest entry of 77MW, have grown twenty-fold to over 1,600 MW in a span of six years. He also cited some industry challenges and suggested ways to help mitigate them.
EPDP is a four-pronged program for research, policy development and advisory, capacity-building, and communication. It aims to help strengthen the capacity of the Philippine government to formulate coherent and evidence-based policies and strategies for the cost-effective use of energy resources in order to achieve environmentally-sound energy development. EPDP’s products and services are used as input by the National Economic and Development Authority, Department of Energy, other government agencies, the academe, and the private sector. EPDP is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the UPecon Foundation,Inc.