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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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OMECO SEEKS ERC APPROVAL TO EXTEND EMERGENCY PSA

The Occidental Mindoro Electric Cooperative, Inc. (OMECO) has sought the approval of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to further extend its Emergency Power Supply Agreement (EPSA) with Occidental Mindoro Consolidated Power Corporation (OMCPC). On June 11, OMECO finally received a Certificate of Exemption (COE) from the Department of Energy (DOE) on the conduct of Competitive […]

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POWER COOPS SUSTAIN P2.7M DAMAGE FROM DANTE — NEA

The cost of damage inflicted by Tropical Storm ‘Dante’ on the power distribution facilities was estimated at P2.715 million, reports submitted by the electric cooperatives (ECs) to the National Electrification Administration (NEA) showed.  Among the affected ECs, the Masbate Electric Cooperative, Inc. (MASELCO) incurred the biggest amount of damage at P1.986 million, based on the […]

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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 […]

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POWER OUTAGES IN SEVERAL PROVINCES DUE TO TS DANTE

Several provinces under the coverage areas of six electric cooperatives (ECs) have experienced power interruptions due to Tropical Storm Dante. These provinces are Marinduque, Romblon, Masbate, Eastern Samar and Biliran based on the monitoring of the NEA through its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) as of Wednesday, June 02. The electric co-ops were […]

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NEA: NO BROWNOUTS FOR VAX STORAGE, VAX SITES

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has issued a memorandum urging all electric cooperatives (ECs) to observe due diligence to ensure the continuity of electricity supply to COVID-19 vaccine cold storage facilities and administration sites in their respective coverage areas. NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong issued Memorandum No. 2021-018 dated May 17, 2021, to 121 ECs following […]

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NEA ISSUES ADDED GUIDELINES ON CONSUMER ACCOUNTS

State-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) recently issued an addendum to the existing guidelines approved by the agency in October last year on writing-off worthless consumer accounts receivables. The addendum comes after the Lanao del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LASURECO) wrote to the agency’s Electric Cooperatives Audit Department (ECAD), requesting to write-off power bills, the records […]

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5 ELECTRIC COOPS GET P123-M NEA LOANS IN APRIL

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) released P123.118 million in loans in April alone to improve the rural electrification infrastructure of five electric cooperatives (ECs) in the country. The recipients were Bantayan Island Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BANELCO), La Union Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LUELCO), Quezon I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (QUEZELCO I), Bohol II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BOHECO […]

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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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NEA: 362 SITIOS ENERGIZED AS OF APRIL 2021

The National Electrification Administration (NEA), in partnership with the electric cooperatives (ECs), has energized 362 sitios under its Sitio Electrification Program (SEP) from January to April 2021, while efforts to bring power to off-grid areas are ongoing. NEA data showed the bulk of these newly energized areas were in Mindanao with 200 sitios, followed by […]