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PUSH FOR 100% ELECTRIFICATION BY 2022 – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for a measure that will remove barriers to the development of the microgrid system in the country and help realize the government’s key energy policy thrust of providing electricity access to all Filipino households by 2022. “A hundred percent electrification will have an enormous impact on reducing energy poverty and […]

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DAVAO ORIENTAL POWER COOP VOWS TO IMPROVE SERVICES

An electric cooperative (EC) in Davao Oriental has committed to improve its distribution facilities in a bid to provide better service to its power consumers in the province.  The Davao Oriental Electric Cooperative, Inc. (DORECO), through Board Resolution No. 110 received by the National Electrification Administration (NEA) on July 1, said it would continue its […]

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SOLAR POWER SYSTEM TO MEET ELECTRICITY DEMAND OF PROVINCE — ROMELCO

In anticipation of higher electricity demand during the dry season, the Romblon Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ROMELCO) recently installed a 200-kilowatt (kW) disaster-ready solar photovoltaic system distributed in various villages under its franchise area. ROMELCO reported to the National Electrification Administration (NEA) the initial installation of its “Grid-Tied Solar Roof Mounted Project,” which aims to provide […]

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DOE, NEA MUST SUBMIT NAT’L UNIFIED STRATEGY FOR ELECTRIFICATION – GATCHALIAN

Ahead of the scheduled budget hearing this November, Senator Win Gatchalian expressed concern that the allocated budget for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) total national electrification program could end up as slush fund or “pork.” The DOE is pushing for a ₱2.3 billion budget for 2020 of which ₱500 million will go to its Total […]

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NEA-BACKED DANECO, CDA GROUP INK DEAL ENDING 7-YEAR RIFT

The Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative, Inc. (DANECO) and the group associated with the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) on Thursday signed a memorandum of agreement, signifying the end of a seven-year-long rift between the two factions.  National Electrification Administration (NEA) chief Edgardo Masongsong witnessed the formal signing of the document, which recognizes the legitimacy of […]

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DOE MUST SHOW ELECTRIFICATION STRATEGY PROGRAM – GATCHALIAN

The Senate Committee on Finance Subcommittee E chaired by Senator Win Gatchalian has grilled the Department of Energy (DOE) on the status of electrification in the country as the committee scrutinized the agency’s budget for 2020. Gatchalian pointed out during the budget hearing that the DOE has yet to submit its comprehensive strategy and rollout […]

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GATCHALIAN TO DOE: SUBMIT ELECTRIFICATION ROLLOUT PLAN

The Senate Committee on Energy chaired by Senator Win Gatchalian grilled the Department of Energy (DOE) on the country’s electrification status as the committee started its hearing on a bill that will spur microgrid development in unserved and underserved areas nationwide. During the hearing of Senate Bill No. 175 or The Microgrid Systems Act, Gatchalian […]

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NEA TO ELECTRIC COOPS: ‘WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO’

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has crossed several milestones on its 50-year journey towards electrifying the countryside, but it still has a long way to go in achieving rural development. NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong emphasized this Monday (July 29) as the agency marked its 50th founding anniversary with theme “NEA@50: One with ECs and MCOs […]

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NEA MARKS NEW MILESTONE WITH OFF-GRID HOMESTEAD ELECTRIFICATION — MASONGSONG

Despite light rain and muddy terrain, officials of the National Electrification Administration (NEA) made it to the upland villages of Malungon town in Sarangani to mark the official energization of the 13 millionth household consumer connection of electric cooperatives (ECs) in the country. NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong went to one of the farthest off-grid communities […]

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HOUSE RATIFIES ‘MURANG KURYENTE’ ACT – VELASCO

The House of Representatives has ratified the proposed “Murang Kuryente” Act which seeks to reduce electricity rates by allocating the net government share from the Malampaya fund to clear the huge debts of the National Power Corporation (Napocor) being charged to the monthly electric bill of consumers. Under the consolidated version of House Bill 8869 […]