Institutional Landscape of Renewable Energy Development in Naujan, Oriental Mindoro


  • Nico Jayson C. Anastacio Center for Strategic Planning and Policy Studies, College of Public Affairs and Development, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines 4031
  • May Celine Thelma Vicente Geomatics for Environment and Development Laboratory, Manila Observatory, Ateneo de Manila University Campus, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines 1101
  • Sheryl Rose Reyes United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) United Nations Building, Bangkok 10200 Thailand
  • Malvin Biguerras Environment Research and Advocacy Group, Inc., Bay, Laguna 4033


Off-grid, Energy Policy, Philippines, Rural Electrification


This study offers an overview of the institutional dynamics in relation to the local renewable energy development in the municipality of Naujan, Oriental Mindoro. In off-grid areas, like Naujan, renewable energy presents opportunities in meeting the required energy supply to sustain the growing demand of various economic sectors. The significant role of renewable energy further establishes the need to understand the institutional landscape pertaining to its development. The complexity of the institutional landscape is inherent in Naujan due to its social and geospatial characteristics. The presence of indigenous cultural communities and a protected area adds additional institutional layer for the implementation of different renewable energy projects within the municipality. The results of the study illustrate the different current and potential renewable energy sources in the area. The regulation of the different renewable energy projects in Naujan under different national government agencies, whose mandates are stipulated by national policies. Some of these important national policies include the Renewable Energy Act of 2008, Biofuels Act of 2006, and theNational Integrated Protected Areas System. The study likewise identified other institutional dynamics among various actors of the renewable energy sector, such as the provision of technical assistance and support to rural development. 




How to Cite

Anastacio, N. J. C., Vicente, M. C. T., Reyes, S. R. ., & Biguerras, M. (2023). Institutional Landscape of Renewable Energy Development in Naujan, Oriental Mindoro. Silliman Journal, 64(1). Retrieved from