May 21, 2024

National Teachers College makes historic shift to 100% renewable energy with Ayala's ACEN RES

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21 May 2024 – As the National Teachers College (NTC) commemorates its near-century-long dedication to education, the institution takes another pioneering step towards a sustainable future by transitioning to 100% renewable energy. This significant achievement is made possible through a strategic partnership with ACEN Renewable Energy Solutions (ACEN RES).

“We are incredibly proud to partner with NTC in their journey towards a greener future. This collaboration serves as a powerful testament to the growing commitment of educational institutions to environmental responsibility. ACEN RES is firmly dedicated to empowering organizations like NTC with clean and sustainable energy solutions,” said ACEN President and CEO Eric Francia.

NTC’s shift to renewable energy is facilitated by the Green Energy Option Program (GEOP), a government initiative empowering qualified power consumers to purchase electricity directly from licensed renewable energy suppliers like ACEN RES. This program fosters greater competition and often leads to more cost-effective energy procurement compared to traditional distribution utilities.

“At NTC, we believe that fostering environmental consciousness begins at home,” says Alfredo Ayala, President of NTC. “By embracing renewable energy, we not only set a positive example for future generations of educators, but also demonstrate our commitment to building a more sustainable tomorrow.”

Badge of Honor

During the contract signing event held at the NTC campus in Manila, ACEN RES awarded to the college the “Powered by Renewable Energy” badge in recognition of its decision to go 100% renewables. This makes NTC the first academic institution to receive such recognition.

ACEN’s Senior Vice President for Market Transformation Tony Valdez says: “Part of our mission is to encourage more businesses to be sustainable. We believe that transitioning to renewable energy is a low-hanging fruit for companies aspiring to accelerate their sustainability journey because power is among the primary drivers of cost and carbon emissions across industries. Thanks to the GEOP, customers no longer have to spend on installing new equipment like solar panels or worry about maintenance; they only need to choose a reputable and reliable energy partner like ACEN RES, and we will facilitate their switch without any disruption to their operations in the process.”

About National Teachers College

The National Teachers College (NTC) is a premier higher education institution dedicated to providing accessible quality education and training to future educators and professionals across various disciplines. With a legacy of excellence spanning 95 years, NTC is committed to fostering academic excellence and holistic development among its students. NTC was awarded the 2024 Global Inclusion Awards in Paris, France, for its COPES Framework, which empowers its graduates to become competent and socially responsible in their respective fields.

In 2018, The National Teachers College officially became part of AC Education, the education arm of Ayala Corporation. AC Education was later merged with iPeople, a partnership between the Yuchengco Group of Companies and Ayala Corp., which aims to empower Filipino families by delivering accessible, quality education.

NTC offers programs in homeschooling, K-12, college, and graduate school. Additionally, NTC manages APEC Schools, one of the country’s largest chains of private stand-alone high schools.


ACEN Renewable Energy Solutions (ACEN RES) is the supply retail arm of ACEN, an Ayala company aspiring to be the largest listed renewable energy platform in Southeast Asia.

ACEN is the listed energy platform of the Ayala Group. The company has around 4,800 MW of renewable energy capacity in operations and under construction across its key markets in the Philippines, Australia, Vietnam, India, and Indonesia.

As one of the fastest-growing platforms for renewable energy in the Asia Pacific region, ACEN aims to increase its renewable capacity to 20 GW by 2030. This goal will help provide clean, reliable, and affordable energy to more people.

ACEN is committed to achieving its goal of 100% renewable energy in its generation portfolio by 2025 and becoming a Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions company by 2050.


ACEN Renewable Energy Solutions (ACEN RES) is the supply retail electricity unit of the Ayala Group. It is a licensed retail electricity supplier and renewable energy solutions provider powering businesses and industries through the Retail Competition and Open Access (RCOA) and the Green Energy Option Program (GEOP).

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