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NEA CELEBRATES 52ND ANNIVERSARY IN AUGUST

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) is celebrating its 52nd founding anniversary this August and the 12th National Electrification Awareness Month (NEAM), with the theme “NEA-ECs: Arise as One, Championing National Development and Building Sustainable Communities through Rural Electrification.” NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong said this year’s celebration, however, will once again be different due to the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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NEA TO COOPS: INVEST IN EMBEDDED POWER GENERATION

State-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) is encouraging the electric cooperatives (ECs) to invest in embedded power generation projects to mitigate future electricity supply shortages in their respective coverage areas. NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong said embedded power generation could serve as supplemental energy supply during peak demand times, and reserve or backup power to consumers during […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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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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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NOGRALES LAUDS NEA, COOPS FOR RURAL ELECTRIFICATION

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles thanked the National Electrification Administration (NEA) and 121 electric cooperatives (ECs) operating nationwide for providing and completing 14 million electricity connections to consumers all over the country, calling their effort “a tangible success in the government’s rural electrification program.” In a message delivered during the online NEA-EC Communicators’  Conference held on […]

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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: BOOST EFFORTS TO BOOST RURAL ELECTRIFICATION

State-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) exhorted the 121 electric cooperatives (ECs) to increase efforts towards the completion of the government’s rural electrification program. NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong made the statement Tuesday, December 1, at the 41st Annual General Membership Meeting (AGMM) and Year-end Strategic Conference of the Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc. (PHILRECA). “Rural Electrification […]