The increasing energy consumption in the Philippines due to economic and population growth calls for a larger and more steady energy supply. While coal still makes up most of the Philippines' energy mix, there is continued expansion of renewable energy sources. The Philippine government committed to increase the share of renewable energy in the country's energy mix to 35% by 2030. Reliably storing clean energy, mainly from solar and wind in the Philippines, is an ongoing challenge and limits its use as a backup power. Diesel generators are still the most common type of backup power system. However, its costly maintenance and negative environmental impact are not sustainable in the future. Green hydrogen and fuel cell technology are an efficient and climate-friendly alternative.
Supported by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), GPCCI conducted a feasibility study to better understand the potential of green hydrogen and fuel cell technology in the Philippines.
In a 75-minute webinar, GPCCI will present the results of the study and outline opportunities for German companies to share know-how and technologies with Philippine stakeholders. DOE Assistant Secretary Erguiza, Jr. will share market insights on the current state of renewable energy production, storage, and use as well as DOE's strategy for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and its future plans. Time will also be allotted for moderated questions and answers.
Welcome remarks from GPCCI Executive Director Mr. Christopher Zimmer
9:35 AM - 9:40 AMOpening Remarks
Opening Remarks from German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) Head of Department Economy & Environment Mrs. Nilgün Parker
9:40 AM - 9:45 AMExport Initiative Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Technologies
Remarks from NOW GmbH Head of Program International Energy Concepts Dr. Julius von der Ohe
9:45 AM - 10:05 AMMarket study insights: Baseline Analysis for Green Hydrogen Potential in Urbanized Areas in the Philippines
GPCCI Deputy Executive Director/Head of Trade Promotion Ms. Charlotte Bandelow will present the results of the study and outline opportunities for German companies to share know-how and technologies with Philippine stakeholders.
10:05 AM - 10:25 AMThe Philippine Hydrogen Strategy
Assistant Secretary Erquiza will share market insights on the current state of renewable energy production, storage, and use as well as DOE's strategy and future plans regarding hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
10:25 AM - 10:40 AMQ&A Session
10:40 AM - 10:45 AMClosing Remarks
Deputy Executive Director / Head of Trade Promotion at German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (AHK Philippinen)