State-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) has already achieved its target of 460,000 new electricity consumer connections for this year.

Latest figures released by the NEA Information Technology and Communication Services Department (ITCSD) show new consumer connections reached 460,954 as of October 2018.

This means that the 460,000 corporate target for the whole year has already been met and surpassed two months ahead of schedule.

The 460,000 corporate target for the whole year has already been met and surpassed two months ahead of schedule.

The NEA ITCSD reported that the electric cooperatives (ECs) had registered an average monthly consumer connection of 46,095 from January to October this year.

Elated over this achievement, NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong commended all the ECs for their hard work and efforts in helping the state-run agency reach the target before year-end.

“The fact that we have reached our corporate target ahead of schedule reflects the strong commitment of both the NEA and the ECs to bring power to rural parts of the country, especially those hard-to-reach and poverty-stricken sitios,” Masongsong said.

The new consumer connections recorded within the 121 ECs’ coverage areas brought the total count to 12,647,446 since the government’s Rural Electrification Program began in 1969.

The new consumer connections recorded within the 121 ECs’ coverage areas brought the total count to 12,647,446.

The NEA, which has supervision over all the ECs in the country, is targeting to raise the total electricity consumer connections to 13 million next year.

 

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