ACEN’s Energy Transition Journey

In 2022, ACEN successfully implemented the world’s first market-based Energy Transition Mechanism which involved the divestment and early retirement of the 246 MW SLTEC coal plant in the Philippines, and its transition to cleaner technology by 2040 when the coal plant completes 25 years of operations. This groundbreaking initiative could reduce 15-25 years’ worth of emissions (or up to 50 million mtCO2 cumulative emission reduced) given that coal plants typically operate for 40-50 years.

Our progress

At the COP28 in Dubai, we made new partnerships that will help us accelerate our energy transition.
We’re collaborating with The Rockefeller Foundation and Monetary Authority of Singapore to pilot the use of Transition Credits for the early retirement of coal plants.

In the photo (L-R): Ravi Menon, MAS managing director; Eric Francia, ACEN president & CEO; Ashvin Dayal, Rockefeller Foundation SVP of climate and power

Together with Coal Asset Transition Accelerator (CATA), we’re now working on creating a Just Energy Transition roadmap to leverage on the profound impact of energy transition on our communities and workforce.

In the photo (L-R): Rebecca Collyer, European Climate Foundation executive director; Lawrence Ang, Climate Smart Ventures managing partner; Marilia Bezerra, Ikea Foundation  chief programmes officer; Andrea Guerrero Garcia, Growald Climate Fund director of field innovation; Brian O’Hanlon, RMI managing director; Eric Francia, ACEN president & CEO; Chris Stephens, Carbon Trust director

In the news

ACEN’s energy transition journey
COP28: ACEN announces membership with Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA)
COP28: ACEN CEO identifies challenges in coal-to-clean energy transition
CATA’s coal transition journey
COP28: ACEN CEO on the role of Transition Credits in expediting early coal retirement
COP28: Energy Usec. Fuentebella lauds ACEN for pioneering early coal retirement
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