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NEA POWER TASK FORCE ELECTION ALL SET FOR MAY 9

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Resolution No. 10743 dated 16 December 2021 deputized, among others, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) for the purpose of enduring free, orderly, honest, peaceful and credible conduct of the 9 May 2022 national and local elections. NEA is commissioned to provide and maintain stable and continuous nationwide electric power requirements […]

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NCECCO ELECTS MASONGSONG AS SECRETARY GENERAL

The National Center of Electric Cooperatives’ Consumers (NCECCO) has elected former National Electrification Administration (NEA) administrator Edgardo Rama Masongsong as its Secretary-General.NCECCO is the national organization of Electric Cooperatives’ (ECs) MCOs or Member-Consumer-Owners that espouses a vision of being a vanguard of the rights and interests of all electricity consumers nationwide, which Masongsong upholds to […]

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MORE EMERGENCY FUNDS FOR ELECTRIC COOPS URGED

From the P200 million allocation in next year’s emergency response funds for electric cooperatives, Senator Win Gatchalian expressed his support to increase the appropriation for the Electric Cooperatives Emergency and Resiliency Fund (ECERF). The ECERF was institutionalized as a ready fund that can be tapped by ECs for faster restoration of electricity and power facilities […]

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NEA RELEASES P455-M IN LOANS TO COOPS AS OF AUGUST

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has released P455.293 million worth of loans, including calamity loans, to 19 electric cooperatives (ECs) under the Enhanced Lending Program from January to August this year. Data from the NEA Accounts Management and Guarantee Department (AMGD) as of August 31, 2021 showed that the bulk or P380.293 million of these […]

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PROBE POWER RATE HIKE OF ELECTRIC COOPS – BENITEZ

Lawmakers from all seven districts of Negros Occidental have sought an inquiry on the recent power rate hike imposed by electric cooperatives. 3rd District Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez said he filed House Resolution 2206 to push for a congressional inquiry. “We want to determine what is causing the increase in electricity rates and what we […]

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NEA MOVES TO ENSURE SMOOTH TURNOVER OF BARMM COOPS

State-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) has begun the process to transfer the authority to supervise electric cooperatives (ECs) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to the Bangsamoro Government. Republic Act No. 11054, otherwise known as the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), was approved on July 27, 2018. With the passage of the BOL, […]

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NEA TO LUZON COOPS: PREPARE AMID TAAL UNREST

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) directed the electric cooperatives (ECs) in Luzon, especially those in Region IV-A, to make the necessary preparations following the phreatomagmatic eruption of Taal Volcano. The NEA through its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) issued an advisory on Thursday, July 1, calling on all Luzon ECs to take the […]

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CABSEC NOGRALES BACKS RURAL ELECTRIFICATION DRIVE

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles made a brief but productive visit to the Tablas Island Electric Cooperative (TIELCO) main office in Romblon last June 18, 2021 where he expressed full support for electric cooperatives’ (ECs) advocacy of achieving comprehensive rural electrification in the countryside. In a meeting with Congressman Budoy Madrona, Governor Jose Riano, TIELCO OIC-General […]

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NEA: OVER 148,000 NEW CONSUMER CONNECTIONS IN Q1

Electric cooperatives (ECs) have recorded an additional 148,792 consumer connections in the first quarter of the current year, data submitted to the National Electrification Administration (NEA) showed. The NEA Information Technology and Communication Services Department (ITCSD) said the figure, which is equivalent to 37 percent of the corporate target, is slightly higher than the 134,435 […]

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NEA: POWER BACK IN MAJORITY OF DANTE-HIT AREAS

Electric cooperatives (ECs) affected by Tropical Storm ‘Dante’ have made significant progress in restoring power to their respective coverage areas, with the majority of them already back to normal operations. Based on the monitoring of the National Electrification Administration (NEA) through its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department as of Sunday (June 06), the provinces […]