The Act Establishing the Philippine Energy Research and Policy Institute, Defining its Objectives, Powers, and Functions, Providing Funds, therefore, and for Other Purposes (Senate Bill 172), championed by the Honorable Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, aims to bridge the research and policy gap in the energy sector by institutionalizing the Philippine Energy Research and Policy Institute (PERPI) at the University of the Philippines. Recognizing the scarcity of energy research and creating policy programs in the country, PERPI will address these gaps by producing multi-disciplinary energy research, incubating and developing cutting-edge technologies, and serving as the government’s partner in the energy policy-making process, targeting greater energy security, sustainability, and affordability in the country. Thus, the PERPI is envisioned to play a vital role in meeting the country’s striving for long-term socio-economic goals.

The University of the Philippines received PhP100 Million through Senator Gatchalian to support twenty (20) research projects implemented by faculty and researchers from the colleges of Engineering, Science, Economics, and Social Science of UP Diliman and UP Los Baños.

Read more about the projects under the Energy Research Fund in this catalog.