Support the Save, Invest, Nurture Access to Green Energy
and Technologies (SINAG) Program
Remote areas in the Philippines remain unlighted and without power.
In Palawan’s Puerto Princesa City (its capital) and the rest of the province experiences 3-6 hours of power outages weekly. Some municipalities only have 12 hours of power every day.
In 2018, the National Electrification Administration reported that roughly only 58% of homes in Palawan were energized and that many communities have no prospects of being connected to the grid over the next 5-10 years because of the remoteness of their locations.
The fisheries sector in the Philippines contributes significantly to the country’s national economy in terms of income and employment. Northern Mindanao is considered as one of the resource-rich regions in the country including its aqua marine resources. Mindoro on the other hand is eyed as the Philippines’ Sports Fishing Capital. However, small-scale fisherfolks remain the poorest and the most marginalized people in the country.
Wherever they are in the Philippines, one family’s primary need is energy— either for domestic use and for enterprise activities. Rural electrification projects use new and renewable sources of energy, such as solar power, with the primary aim of electrifying households to improve their quality of life.
Together, let’s provide access to energy to indigenous and fisherfolk communities in Palawan, Cagayan de Oro and Mindoro, by supplying them with Individual Solar Home Systems (ISHS) that will aid them in their everyday activities such as household chores, homework, and livelihood operations.
287 Individual Solar Home Systems (ISHS) distributed to Sitio Batak after Typhoon Odette
“Nagpapasalamat po kami sa Shell Foundation sa pagtulong sa amin sa mga ganitong bagay (solar). Maraming-maraming salamat po at napakalaking bagay na itong binigay ninyo sa amin. Inabutan kami ng ganitong bagyo, nasira ang mga bahay namin, at malaking naitulong ng Shell sa amin at makapagsisimula na kaming makapag-buo ng aming tahanan.”
– Edmundo D. Dagsalio, Tribal Chieftain, Batak Community