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NEA TO ZAMBOANGA CITY ELECTRIC COOP: CONSIDER ALL OPTIONS FOR POWER SUPPLY WOES

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) is directing the Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ZAMCELCO) to explore all possibilities to address its power supply problem caused by a dispute with one of its suppliers. NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong said it is urgent for ZAMCELCO to adopt a necessary measure other than installing modular generator sets to […]

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NEA EXTENDS AID TO OMECO AS POWER CRISIS LOOMS IN OCCIDENTAL MINDORO

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) is ramping up efforts to assist the Occidental Mindoro Electric Cooperative, Inc. (OMECO) as an electricity crisis looms over its franchise area after one of its power suppliers suspended operations. The Occidental Mindoro Consolidated Power Corp. (OMCPC), which supplies 70 percent of electricity in the province, temporarily shut down its […]

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ERC EYES COLLABORATION WITH NEA TO SPEED UP APPROVAL OF EC CAPEX PROJECTS

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is eyeing to collaborate with the National Electrification Administration (NEA) on an initiative aimed at fast-tracking the approval of the electric cooperative’s capital expenditure (CapEx) projects. In a recent meeting between the NEA and ERC officials led by Administrator Edgardo Masongsong and Chairperson Agnes Devanadera, respectively, the adoption of a […]

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ELECTRIC COOPS URGE CONGRESSIONAL PROBE ON POWER DEBTS, FUND MANAGEMENT

Two of the largest electric cooperative (EC) groups in the country said on Wednesday that the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp or PSALM “must be made to explain its ballooning debts” that have a direct bearing on renewed proposals to hike electricity prices. In a hearing before the Senate Energy Committee last Tuesday, […]

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SENATE EYEING USE OF MALAMPAYA FUND TO CUT ELECTRICITY BILL – GATCHALIAN

The Senate Committee on Energy is studying the possibility of using the ₱204 billion Malampaya Fund to reduce the universal charge (UC) paid by end-consumers on their monthly electricity bills, which could result in household savings as high as ₱2,033.76 annually. The committee took up Senate Bill No. 924, authored by Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph […]

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Senate to Work on ‘Reasonable Middle Ground’ with House on P1k Budgets for CHR, ERC, NCIP – PIMENTEL

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said that the members of the Senate would exhaust all efforts to find a “reasonable middle ground” with their counterparts from the House of Representatives in order to restore funding for three government agencies that were given a budget of 1,000 pesos each: the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), […]