The Malalison Island Solar Photovoltaic Hybrid Pilot Project is a private sector joint venture with Antique Electric Cooperative, the electric distribution franchise holder, and One Renewable Energy Enterprise, Inc.
A pilot project under an Asian Development Bank (ADB) technical assistance was inaugurated today, bringing 24-hour solar power to this small rural island in Antique Province, Philippines.
ADB, through the Energy for All Initiative, supported the development of ROMELCO’s 30-kW solar diesel hybrid power that provides round-the-clock electricity to 244 households, a health center, a school, and local industries in Cobrador Island, a remote island in Romblon province.

Impact of ADB Investment in Energy Access

$1.29 billion

Invested in energy access in 2017

$8.47 billion

Total ADB investment in energy access (2008-2017)

24.35 million

Households will have improved energy access due to ADB investments since 2008

Since 2008, ADB's Energy for All Initiative has worked to increase ADB's investment in energy access projects, especially those projects benefitting the rural poor in off-grid areas. Improved energy access includes new or improved connections to electricity and access to modern fuels for cooking and heating.

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