Upgrade Energy Philippines (UGEP)

Upgrade Energy Philippines (UGEP) started in 2015 as a Joint Venture between PhilCarbon, one of the pioneer renewable energy project developers in the Philippines and Upgrade Energy, a Belgian company focusing on energy solutions for industrial consumers. 

The first projects of UGEP in 2015 and 2016 included some of the country’s first commercial and industrial (C & I) solar rooftop systems, with projects for CW Home Depot, ARC Refreshments Corporation and Shopwise. 

In the following years, UGEP continued to increase its portfolio of C & I solar projects, through an innovative solar leasing program, made possible by a successful partnership with the Development Bank of the Philippines who was a game-changer catalyst in funding UGEP’s rooftop solar projects in the early years.

During the challenging years of the pandemic, UGEP successfully continued to operate and maintain its existing projects, while also servicing new clients, including the construction of 4 rooftop solar projects for Robinsons Land Corporation in Visayas and Mindanao. 

UGEP’s recent flagship project, a 13.8 MW rooftop solar facility at JG Summit Petrochemicals Group, built for Merbau Corporation, was successfully completed in 2023. This is the largest operational rooftop solar facility in the Philippines for own consumption.

In July 2023, UGEP entered into a joint venture with Aboitiz Power Distributed Renewables to leverage on their own strengths with the goal of dominating the rooftop solar for C & I projects in the Philippines.

The target goal is to grow our portfolio of utility scale renewable energy projects to 500 MW by 2030 and C&I rooftop solar of 100MW by 2028.

In 2023, UGEP secured its first Solar Energy Operating Contract with the Department of Energy to develop a 50 MW utility-scale solar project in Zambales and many more projects of the same scale are in the final stage of negotiation.

Our Team


UGEP’s foundation is built upon the highest ethical standards. We always act with integrity – taking responsibility for our work, caring for our employees, and staying focused on safety and sustainability.

We treat every individual with respect and fairness, fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. Our commitment to ethical excellence guides us in making responsible choices that not only benefit our business but also contribute positively to the community and the world at large.

All of UGEP — from chairman to management to team members —  is expected to read and commit to UGEP’s Ethics and Business Conduct Principles [link to the full Ethics and Business Conduct Principles Policy Paper]. We also expect our suppliers and other partners that we work with to behave in ways that reflect our principles.

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Unit 318B, LRI Design Plaza
210 Nicanor Garcia, Makati
1209 Metro Manila

+63 (2) 8851 7660
+63 (2) 8403 6389

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