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JOCET 2018 Vol.6(4): 278-283 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.18178/JOCET.2018.6.4.474

What Can the Philippines Learn from Thailand`s ENCON Fund in Overcoming the Barriers to Developing Renewable Energy Resources

Phoebe Grace J. Saculsan
Abstract—Energy security and climate strategy are the twin goals behind the aggressive promotion of Philippines and Thailand for developing renewable energy (RE) resources. Investment in the RE sector in the Philippines, however, has been weigh down by barriers including: (i) the difficulty in accessing finance; the (ii) tedious administrative procedures; and (iii) the lack of local acceptance, as identified from documentary reviews and in the survey interview done in the Philippines in 2016. The author explores in this paper the design and the mechanism of the Energy Conservation (ENCON) Fund, a well-acclaimed innovative financing scheme which is said to be a key that makes Thailand an investment hub for clean energy investment, from which the Philippines can learn from to similarly address these barriers to its own RE goals.

Index Terms—Barriers to RE development, ENCON Fund, renewable energy sector, Philippines, Thailand.

P. G Saculsan is with the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (GSGES), Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan (email:


Cite:Phoebe Grace J. Saculsan, "What Can the Philippines Learn from Thailand`s ENCON Fund in Overcoming the Barriers to Developing Renewable Energy Resources," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 278-283, 2018.

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