Philippines Quezon City

Quezon City - Using solar power to improve disaster risk management

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Quezon City

City Leader Mayor Herbert Bautista

Quezon City joins the C40 Cities Finance Facility in the second phase as one of 14 new projects to receive funding to support the cities to realise their low carbon and climate resilient projects.  As cities around the world take advantage of the ever more accessible and affordable renewable energy options coming onto the market, Quezon City can act as an example to cities across South East Asia of how to deliver clean cheap energy to the city while making the city more resilient to the effects of natural disasters amplified by the effects of climate change. 

Quezon City joins the C40 Cities Finance Facility in the second phase as one of 14 new projects to receive funding to support the cities to realise their low carbon and climate resilient projects.  As cities around the world take advantage of the ever more accessible and affordable renewable energy options coming onto the market, Quezon City can act as an example to cities across South East Asia of how to deliver clean cheap energy to the city while making the city more resilient to the effects of natural disasters amplified by the effects of climate change. 

  • Project Scale Installation of 5MWp of solar on 50 Schools across the city
  • Population of Quezon City 3.3 Million
  • Project Objective Plan and install and finance solar PV rooftop systems on 50 public schools in Quezon City

The C40 Cities Finance Facility will help solarise schools to provide reliable and undisrupted power supply to support disaster risk management for Quezon City. The project will build resilience to managing climate change related extreme weather events while increasing clean, renewable energy generation in the city.

The city, supported by the C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF), will develop the business case for solar rooftops on 50 public schools in the city.  Schools are an integral part of Quezon City, as well as the Philippines’, disaster risk management framework since they are used as evacuation and relief centres during extreme weather events and flooding. The City will then be able to roll-out solar rooftops to all public schools, public buildings and social housing projects.

 The project will also help the city lower energy costs by reducing the consumption of expensive electricity from the electricity grid. Clean solar energy will also help improve air quality and reduce air pollution in the city. The project will provide a replicable model not just for solarisation of rooftops in Quezon City but also the Manila Metropolitan Region, giving a nationwide boost to solar power development in the country. The City is already conducting a pilot of solar PV rooftop project on the Commonwealth High School.  

CO2 Emissions reductions (kg per annum)

575,000
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The CFF’s support for the solarization of public schools in Quezon City defines an entry point for bold and transformational climate action that brings about concrete environmental, economic and social benefits to our communities, especially the youth. This partnership affirms our global commitment and inspires us to amplify our efforts towards an inclusive, low carbon and resilient urban development pathway
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Mayor Herbert Bautista Mayor of Quezon City

The Department of Energy is leading the project’s planning and implementation, while the CFF is currently providing the following support:

  • Dedicated technical advisor based within the city administration;
  • Financing the technical feasibility studies needed to make the project bankable;
  • Train city staff to plan and design solar PV rooftop systems for municpal buildings;
  • Legal and institutional study to develop tender documents, financing strategies and contract models for public private partnership (PPP) investments;
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