The Philippines has recently proposed reviving plans for nuclear energy with the government is taking further steps to forward its action plan on adopting nuclear energy as a new power source.
Philippines’ Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said the Philippines is "openly considering" the feasibility of introducing nuclear power as a means of addressing its energy security and energy equity. With a fast-growing economy, the Philippines’ demand for energy is expected to triple by 2040.
The Philippines has sought the IAEA assistance to review the country’s readiness on fully embarking on a nuclear energy program and the IAEA conducted the first phase of the country's integrated review of its nuclear infrastructure in December 2018. The final report was delivered to the Secretary of Energy of the Philippines last October in Manila.
The Government has adopted a technology-neutral approach to electricity generation and seeks to enhance the country’s electricity supply by exploring nuclear energy and its inclusion in the existing energy mix.
- Alfonso Cusi, Secretary of Energy, Department of Energy
- Gerardo Erguiza, Assistant Secretary, Department of Energy
- Dr. Carlo Arcilla, Director, Philippines Nuclear Research Institute