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Alang sa tanang miembro-konsumidor sa mga Lungsod sakop sa BOHECO I:

Sugod niadtong March 23, 2018, ang BOHECO I nisuspende sa Masterpay sa ilang opportunidad sa pagdawat sa balayronon sa kuryente isip collecting partners sa BOHECO I tungod sa wala nila pagbayad sa ilang collection ngadto sa atong coop.

Tungod niining maong panghitabo, among gi-awhag ang mga kunsumidor sa dili pagbayad sa ilang balayronon sa kuryente sa Masterpay nga mga outlet. Nangayo kami sa inyong kooperasyon sa dili pagbayad sa ilang mga outlet aron dili kita maproblema.

Daghag salamat.

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Electric Rates for May 2018

 

Residential

 Mainland
P9.3964
Cabilao 
P9.3964
Islands
P7.5688

Low Voltage

 Commercial
P8.5450
Public Building
P8.5450
Street Lights
P8.5450

High Voltage

 Industrial
 P7.1302

 *** new electric rate will be posted on  June 15, 2018

Abreco inches closer towards recovery

MEDIA RELEASE

30 May 2018

After a few months of instituting the needed reforms, the Abra Electric Cooperative (Abreco) under the new management is now paying its monthly power supply bills on time, ensuring a continued electricity service in its coverage area in the province of Abra.

Abreco Acting General Manager Charito Mabitazan said the utility's power bills to the Philippine Electricity Market Corp. (PEMC) and the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) amounting to P25 million and P7.9 million, respectively, have already been paid. The bills covered the month of April. 

"This development is proof of the NEA's capacity to extend expertise and lend a hand to electric cooperatives needing financial, institutional and technical assistance," NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong said.

Abreco is now slowly getting back on its feet after being hit by mismanagement issues. Last February, NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong formally activated the Task Force Duterte Abra Power to fix the ailing power distribution utility and impose the needed reforms in the financial, institutional, and technical areas of the EC operations.

Task Force chairman, NEA Deputy Administrator Atty. Goldelio Rivera said these reforms include organizational downsizing, implementation of an effective collection strategy, creation of the Multi-Sectoral Electrification Advisory Council (MSEAC), formulation of a 100-Day Strategic Development Plan, and submission of a proposed organizational structure of the co-op.

During their Board meeting last April 23, Rivera said they discussed the improvement of the billing and collection system, as well as the procurement of power supply under a bilateral contract with a power supplier or under an aggregation with other electric cooperatives.

To recall, the NEA was constrained to intervene and take over on February 9 the operations and management of Abreco due to significant adverse audit findings, and notices of default and suspension issued by PEMC which stemmed from the co-op's non-payment of power bills amounting to over P200 million.

Among the adverse audit findings were  overcharging of generation rates amounting to P128 million from July 2015 to October 2016; non-submission of pertinent documents on the utilization of subsidy funds; and non-observance of procurement procedures. 

Also included in the findings were questionable transactions such as the reconditioning, testing and commissioning of 5MVA Substation; purchases from favored suppliers; irregular disbursements for EC vehicles; irregular payments of benefits, per diems and allowances; and borrowing money from various sources at usurious interest rates at 6 percent or thereabout. NEA


PCL chief wants more cooperatives to operate public utilities

MEDIA RELEASE

21 May 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur - An official from the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) has recently called for the protection and establishment of more cooperatives to turn the tide on the state of public utilities in the country. 

PCL chairman and Davao City Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang said people should rally behind service-oriented utilities like the Agusan del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Aselco) instead of the well-heeled corporations dominating the industry. 

“You must not let our electricity services be turned over to the rich (companies),” Dayanghirang told the stakeholders of Aselco during their 36th Annual General Membership Assembly (AGMA) in Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur on Saturday (May 19).

"Public utilities like water and power systems are better left with cooperatives, not profit-driven companies," he said, echoing the same principles espoused by the National Electrification Administration (NEA).

Speaking on behalf of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who was unable to deliver her keynote speech due to prior engagements, Dayanghirang recognized the valuable contributions of electric cooperatives (ECs) to the growth of Mindanao.

“I would like to commend the people behind Aselco for giving their time and talents in the service of their consumers and the development of Agusan del Sur,” the councilor said quoting the prepared statement of Duterte-Carpio. 

Led by its general manager Engr. Emmanuel Galarse and board president Corazon Cullantes, Aselco operates in 13 municipalities, one city and 314 barangays of Agusan del Sur or 46 percent of the Caraga region.

“We aspire (for) you to continue in partnership with (NEA Administrator Edgardo) Masongsong to deliver positive changes in our communities. As your fellow Mindanaoan, I am glad as to how far you have come,” Dayanghirang added.

Masongsong, who also graced the event for an inspirational talk, welcomed these encouraging words. In his remarks, the NEA chief stressed the importance of keeping the ECs alive as their business operations are generally rooted in public service. 

“Councilor Dayanghirang was right when he called for the protection of our electric cooperatives. Because if we allow the big companies to operate and control our (power) distribution system, electricity prices will certainly increase,” the administrator said in his remarks. 

Masongsong noted that when the Mindanao power crisis struck in recent years, Aselco managed to keep its electricity rates below P10 per kilowatt hour. Despite this, it was able to sustain its good financial standing. 

With an average systems loss at 7.78 percent and a 98.68 percent collection efficiency, Aselco is considered as one of the top-performing ECs in the country, making it worthy of the AAA rating it consistently receives from the NEA.

As of December 2017, the lone power service provider in Agusan del Sur has connected a total of 149,579 households. It has 123,512 member-consumer-owners to date; 38,828 of whom participated in the recently concluded AGMA. NEA

NEA initiates bold STEP towards electrifying 2.4-M households

MEDIA RELEASE

17 May 2018

Racing against time with limited resources at its disposal, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) tweaked its action plans to illuminate roughly 2.4 million homes that remain in the dark under the franchise areas of electric cooperatives (ECs) nationwide.

The state-owned corporation presented on Wednesday (May 16) its Strategized Total Electrification Program (STEP), which was tailored to meet the 100 percent household energization target of the Department of Energy (DOE) by 2020.

Incorporated in this latest initiative is a petition seeking government assistance to grant all service-oriented distribution utilities access to funds generated by the Universal Charge for Missionary Electrification (UCME).

The proposed measure aims to provide ECs, which are non-stock and non-profit by nature, enough wherewithal to develop energization projects and sustain their operations in far-flung and economically unviable areas.

In case this request is denied, a private sector participation can be entertained through possible amendments to the Qualified Third Party (QTP) mechanism of the DOE, according to NEA Deputy Administrator for Technical Services Artis Nikki Tortola.

“Kung hindi kaya ng EC na maka-draw ng UCME, baka pwedeng maghanap tayo ng partner on a certain area and then we create a joint venture on that location to serve that area,” Tortola said in a recent dialogue with some 223 power co-op officials.

The NEA will also ask the DOE to expand the scope of its Nationwide Intensification of Household Electrification (NIHE) program, hoping it can include the extension of secondary lines to distant houses, instead of cutting it short.

Likewise, the state-run agency will push for the streamlining and simplification of administrative requirements and processes with respect to permits and other clearances that need to be secured before any electrification related projects can proceed.

The NEA, moreover, vowed to facilitate the implementation of light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology to determine which type of renewable energy resources are suitable to power up specific unenergized areas.

“We also consider the option of bringing the households to the last tapping pole rather than construct to each and every far-flung household. Kung pwede, it should be part of the local government program na ilapit na ‘yung mga tao sa distribution system,” Tortola added.

Essentially, STEP is a holistic approach combining the merits of sitio energization, barangay line enhancement and household electrification programs of the government under a unified strategy to achieve the total electrification goal.

At its core, subsidies to EC undertakings, including future solar home and micro-grid systems to be put up in far-flung and off-grid communities will still continue should they remain largely ignored by the private sector.

“The total electrification will not be a program in coordination with the ECs alone. It will be a composite program together with the private distribution utilities kasi kasama na sila sa mandate na dapat ma-energize lahat by 2022,” Tortola said.

In view of these developments, Administrator Edgardo Masongsong said he expects all ECs to submit their updated comprehensive master plans to the NEA by May 21. These will be consolidated and forwarded to the DOE for its consideration on May 30 before it finalizes the unified strategy on total electrification that will be presented to both Houses of Congress for budget deliberation.

To date, the NEA through its partnership with 121 ECs in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao has energized more than 12 million households. About 19,740 sitios, however, are still left without electricity connection. Most of which are identified in hostile areas.

On the average, electrifying a sitio costs at least P1.4-million, so the agency will need at least P25-billion to fully implement the rural electrification program before President Rodrigo Duterte steps down from Malacañang. NEA

MisOr gov backs NEA chief in defending EC franchises

MEDIA RELEASE

20 May 2018

LAGUINDINGAN, Misamis Oriental—Electric cooperatives (ECs) found an ally in Misamis Oriental governor Bambi Emano who publicly stated Friday (May 18) that he would rather lean on them to power up communities in his province than the private investor-owned utilities.

This is consistent with the position of the National Electrification Administration (NEA), which for years has been asking for reforms in state laws and policies that place ECs at a competitive disadvantage against extremely rich power firms. 

Emano declared his support in the presence of NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong himself during the 50th founding anniversary and 48th Annual General Membership Assembly (AGMA) of the Misamis Oriental I Rural Electric Service Cooperative, Inc. (Moresco-1).

In his speech, the governor recognized the crucial role of the agency, which implements the state-funded rural electrification program through its partnership with 121 ECs nationwide in pursuit of sustainable countryside development.

“The NEA is the one squaring up against big corporations who are out to challenge the franchises of electric cooperatives… Without it, profit-driven capitalists can easily grab the market away from electric cooperatives like Moresco-1,” Emano said in Cebuano.

Emano, however, believes that most private firms are going to be selective in energizing communities. “You cannot expect them to light up barangays that do not have plants or factories. They are only interested in areas that already have existing developments,” he said.

Consequently, the provincial leader said he is happy to know that the current NEA administrator, who also hails from Mindanao, shares the same perspective. Masongsong is an ardent supporter of cooperative enterprises long before he was appointed to the agency.

The fact that Moresco-1, the first ever EC in the country, has grown to accomplish 100 percent energization of all cities, municipalities and barangays under its coverage area is a testament to the success of the rural electrification program of the government.

In his keynote address to honor its 50th founding anniversary, Masongsong touted the excellent performance of Moresco-1, noting its very low systems loss average (2.61 percent) and high collection efficiency (100 percent) in 2017.

The NEA chief hopes these achievements will continue under the command of Engr. Jovel Ubayubay, the newly-confirmed general manager of Moresco-1, whose leadership is respected by Emano as well.

The award-winning co-op currently has 92,058 household connections, serving 83,699 consumers in parts of Misamis Oriental and Talakag in Bukidnon. It aims to position itself as the best power service provider not only in the country but the entire Asia.

Electricity demand under the Moresco-1 franchise is expected to rise dramatically in the coming years as Laguindingan Mayor Diosdado Obsioma also announced that real estate giant Ayala Land, Inc. is pushing through with its development of an industrial hub in their municipality.

Edna Putian-Diango, the Institutional Services Department (ISD) manager of Moresco-1, said this would entail additional 40 megawatts in their energy requirement at the very least thus they are working double time to improve their facilities.

Currently, Moresco-1 has seven long-term capital expenditure projects in the pipeline including a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, construction of N-1 69 kV subtransmission line, and substation upgrades, among others. NEA

NEA sets up task force to monitor power situation on May 14 elections

MEDIA RELEASE

11 May 2018

To ensure electric service reliability in the coming elections, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) has ordered the creation of a task force that will monitor the power situation in areas covered by electric cooperatives across the country. 

Administrator Edgardo Masongsong issued Office Order No. 2018-099 dated April 30, establishing "NEA Power Task Force Election (NPTFE) 2018." The task force's objective is to monitor the ECs' electric service before, during and after the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on May 14.

The task force is composed of the NEA Engineering Department, Corporate Communications and Social Marketing Office (CCSMO), Information Technology and Communication Services Department (ITCSD), and Human Resources and Administration Department (HRAD). 

NEA Deputy Administrator for Technical Services Engr. Artis Nikki Tortola is designated as the oversight authority while Engineering Department manager Engr. Ferdinand Villareal is assigned to lead the task force.

"The NPTFE 2018 shall render 24/7 operation to help ensure the electric cooperatives' electric service are adequate and reliable in their respective coverage areas before, during and immediately after the May 14, 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Election," Masongsong said.

The Engineering Department is tasked in monitoring the power situation of ECs and in coordinating with the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and the National Power Corporation, while the CCSMO is in charge in disseminating the power situation reports to all concerned external parties. 

Meanwhile, the ITCSD's function is to set-up and provide the necessary communication requirements to be used by the Engineering team at the NEA Command Center. The HRAD, on the other hand, is responsible in providing services, such as vehicle, back-up power, repair, among others. 

The NEA, a government-owned and controlled corporation, has the supervisory powers over 121 ECs across the country, including those registered with the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), as mandated under Republic Act 10531, otherwise known as the "National Electrification Administration Reform Act of 2013." NEA

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Albur

10

Antequera

22 
Baclayon 20 

Balilihan

Batuan

14 
Bilar  16 
Calape  22-23-24 
Carmen 11-12 
Catigbian  18 
Clarin  21 
Corella  11 
Cortes 
Dauis 27-28 
Dimiao 
Inabanga  9-10 
Lila  15 
Loay  17-18 
Loboc 
Loon  13 
Maribojoc  24-25 
Panglao 2-3 
Sagbayan  20 
San Isidro 

17 

Sevilla  12 
Sikatuna 
Tubigon 26-30 

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