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DOE eyes offshore wind power projects

The Department of Energy said it is teaming up with Carbon Trust and the Global Wind Energy Council to help unlock the country’s offshore wind potential.

The DOE said it would hold a virtual workshop on Wednesday in partnership with Carbon Trust, which helps governments and companies achieve a low carbon footprint, and GWEC to determine how the Philippine government and the wind industry could jointly work together to develop the country’s offshore potential.

It said earlier the Philippines has an offshore wind power potential of over 170,000 megawatts.

Offshore wind projects are situated in bodies of water which are said to have stronger potential than onshore ones.

“Harnessing our wind energy resources would open up a limitless resource of reliable and indigenous clean energy, bringing us closer to our energy security and sustainability goals. This development would also redound to the benefit of Filipinos through job generation, public health benefits, and the influx of significant inward capital investment,” Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said in a statement. 

Topics: Department of Energy , DOE , Carbon Trust , Global Wind Energy Council , offshore wind power projects
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