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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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NO PUBLIC FUNDS IN PHILRECA CAMPAIGN — MASONGSONG

National Electrification Administration (NEA) chief Edgardo Masongsong on Thursday (May 13) refuted the allegations leveled by the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) as “baseless and malicious.” Masongsong has assured that contrary to the statement made by PACC Chairman Greco Belgica, no public funds were used to finance the campaign of the PHILRECA party-list during the 2019 […]

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14 MILLIONTH HOUSEHOLD ENERGIZED – NEA

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) recently led the ceremonial switch-on of the 14-millionth consumer connection in the country under the rural electrification program. The 14 millionth household connection is located in Sitio Kamias-Badjao Annex, Barangay Bus-Bus, Municipality of Jolo, Sulu province under the coverage area of the Sulu Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SULECO). Since the inception […]

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NEA RELEASES P102M ELECTRIC COOP LOANS IN Q1 2021

Loans extended by state-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) to electric cooperatives (ECs) reached P102 million in the first quarter of 2021. Latest data from the NEA Accounts Management and Guarantee Department (AMGD) showed that from January to March this year, P102.4 million in loans, including calamity loans, were released to five ECs. These ECs availed […]

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ELECTRIC COOPS AID UTILITIES IN NEED – PHILRECA

Electric cooperatives (ECs) are always ready to extend assistance to fellow power distribution utilities in need, the Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (PHILRECA) party-list said. PHILRECA Rep. Presley de Jesus said the task force recently created by the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to help the Misamis Oriental II Rural Service Electric Cooperative, Inc. (MORESCO II) in […]

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NEA TASK FORCE TO IMPROVE MORESCO II’S EFFICIENCY

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has taken steps to intervene into the management of an electric cooperative in Misamis Oriental through the creation of a task force aimed at improving the power distribution utility’s operational efficiency. The NEA Board of Administrators passed Resolution No. 2021-44, approving the deactivation of the Board of Directors of the […]

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POWER CO-OPS EYED FOR TESDA ELECTRICIAN TRAINING

To address the need for more skilled line workers and barangay electricians in the countryside, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) is pushing for the accreditation of electric cooperatives (ECs) as training and assessment centers by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The NEA, through its NEA-EC Training Institute (NETI), identified seven ECs for […]

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NEA, ECS EXCEED 2020 CONSUMER CONNECTIONS TARGET

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) surpassed its electricity consumer connections goal for 2020 by 62,905 or 14 percent despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency’s Information Technology and Communication Services Department (ITCSD) reported that the electric cooperatives (ECs) have connected over 522,905 new electricity consumers last year, 14 percent higher than the […]

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NEA DIRECTS POWER CO-OPS TO SUPPORT TRANSCO

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) instructed electric cooperatives (ECs) serving the off-grid areas to ensure the smooth transition of their system operator functions to the National Transmission Corporation (TransCo). This, after the Department of Energy (DOE), in a memorandum issued by Secretary Alfonso Cusi on February 4, mandated TransCo to “serve as an off-grid system […]

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NEA TO CO-OPS: ENSURE TIMELY CSP CONDUCT

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has reminded all electric cooperatives (ECs) to ensure the timely conduct of their competitive selection process (CSP) in procuring power supply requirements. NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong recently issued a memorandum reminding the 121 ECs nationwide of their compliance to NEA Memorandum No. 2019-035 dated June 27, 2019. Under the CSP, […]