The Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Japanese government for a P33.5M (US$0.67M) demonstration project. The 65kW micro hydro power system will benefit about 200 households in Leyte.

The Leyte micro hydro system is the New Energy Foundation (NEF’s) pilot project in the Philippines. Japan’s Ministry of Economic Trade and Industry commissioned NEF to provide the DOE with technical and funding assistance to set up the facility.