The Department of Energy (DOE) has partnered with USTP Cagayan de Oro through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the establishment of an Affiliated Renewable Energy Center (AREC) on the campus. Pursuant to Republic Act No. 9513, otherwise known as the Renewable Energy Act of 2008, the law provides for the State to encourage and accelerate the exploration, development, and increase the utilization of renewable energy resources. In implementing this law, the DOE taps the academic institutions to be Affiliated Renewable Energy Centers (ARECs) in order to realize the Renewable Energy Act of 2008.