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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.

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09 May 2018

A number of communities situated in far-flung and remote parts of Mindanao where expansion of electricity grid facilities is extremely challenging will soon no longer have to live in darkness, thanks to solar home systems (SHS).

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) disclosed the installation of a Photovoltaic Mainstreaming system for 5,000 households within the coverage areas of Cotabato Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Cotelco) and South Cotabato II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Socoteco II) is on course for completion at the end of June this year. 

Engr. Ernesto Silvano, Jr., who heads the Office of Renewable Energy and Development (ORED) at the NEA, said another 5,000 SHS units are scheduled for delivery and installation starting next month for the chosen households within the franchise areas of Davao del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Dasureco) and Sultan Kuldarat Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Sukelco).

The PV Mainstreaming is an initiative of the Department of Energy (DOE), funded by the European Union - Access to Sustainable Energy Program (EU-ASEP) through World Bank. The NEA, which has supervision over all the electric cooperatives across the country, is the implementing agency.

The project is divided into two bidding windows. Window 1 involves 10,000 SHS units while Window 2 involves 30,500 SHS, the procurement process of which is undergoing finalization. 

Engr. Silvano said SHS is a viable option for dispersed households located in rural and remote areas that are too far or no access to the electricity grid.

"For dispersed households that cannot be connected to the grid, this is the option. This is in line with the NEA's Strategized Household Electrification Program (SHEP), which is concentrated on off-grid," he said.

ORED initiated SHEP three years ago but the program only took off during the leadership of NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong through grant aids. 

Electrification data show there are 19,740 sitios across the country that are still without access to electricity with 1,702 identified as "off-grid," which are found mainly in Mindanao with 1,003, followed by Visayas with 557, and Luzon with 142.

To electrify these off-grid areas, the NEA is undertaking two options: one is through SHEP and the other is through Strategized Sitio Electrification Program (SSEP), which targets clustered households that cannot be energized by either sitio electrification or barangay line enhancement programs. 

These are part of the NEA's wider strategy to accelerate the attainment of total electrification of the country within the term of President Rodrigo Duterte.

The Rural Electrification Program, since its inception in 1969, has energized 78 provinces, 90 cities, 1,385 municipalities, 36,051 barangays, and 121,513 sitios, benefiting 12.280 million households or nearly 60 million Filipinos as of February 2018. NEA

CAPTION: Some off-grid communities in Mindanao gain access to electricity through solar home systems. Installation of photovoltaic mainstreaming system to 5,000 households within the area coverage of Cotelco and Socoteco II started mid-April this year.





08 May 2018

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) expressed confidence that the full implementation of an executive order (EO), which hopes to curb red tape on crucial energy projects, will encourage more electric cooperatives (ECs) to venture into power generation.


Administrator Edgardo Masongsong made the statement Tuesday after Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi announced that the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) on EO 30 has been released.


Signed by President Rodrigo Duterte last year, EO 30 was meant to streamline all regulatory procedures affecting Energy Projects of National Significance (EPNS) through the creation of an Energy Investment Coordinating Council (EICC).


With the IRR in place, Cusi said stakeholders can now expect prompt delivery of basic energy services. Masongsong welcomed this development, especially since a great deal of non-profit distribution utilities have many new projects at hand that are only waiting to be approved.


“With the 121 electric cooperatives having several embedded projects, this policy on the fast-tracking of energy-related projects would not only improve the lives of people in the rural areas, but would also introduce potential livelihood programs for them,” the NEA chief said.


“Hopefully, the EO 30 through the EICC would likewise be supportive of electric cooperatives that wanted to construct and operate their own embedded generation facilities. I believe this could serve as a good avenue to reduce the costs of electricity in the country,” he added.


Masongsong further mentioned that the early approval and resolution of energy-related projects will help cut “predevelopment costs” on the part of generation companies, which, in turn, scales down the rates of power supply to be contracted.


In a statement released to the media by the Department of Energy (DOE), Cusi said the IRR marks the end of slow-moving energy projects that are impeding the economic development of our nation because of rigid regulatory processes.


The DOE issued the official guidelines on the implemention of EO 30 last April 25 through Department Circular No. DC2018-04-0013. It was published in newspapers of general circulation on May 4, 2018 and is already taking effect.


Under the IRR, the processing of permits and licenses shall be done within a maximum period of 30 days for projects declared as EPNS. This starts from the date of submission of the complete documentary requirements to the relevant government agencies. NEA

NEA sees increase in household electricity connections in two months


02 May 2018

The number of Filipino households connected to electricity has increased significantly in the first two months of 2018, despite the many factors hindering the implementation of rural electrification program.

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has monitored 93,324 new consumer connections or 20 percent of the 460,000 target for 2018, bringing the overall level of energization at 12,279,816.

Of the new connections recorded during the first two months, 34,580 are located in Mindanao, 34,356 in Luzon, and 24,388 in Visayas.

Yet despite the improvement in household connections, NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong said there is still a lot of work that still needs to be done to close the electricity access gap in rural and remote communities.

"While we put a lot of premium on member-consumer-owners and the promotion of their rights as electricity end-users, we remain steadfast in overturning the vicious poverty trend in unserved communities, especially in Mindanao, via electrification with the partnership of electric cooperatives," Masongsong said.

The NEA chief said there are 19,740 sitios that remain without electricity. Majority of these unenergized are in Mindanao (8,535), then Luzon (6,541), and Visayas (4,664).

To fully implement the rural electrification program before President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's term ends, the agency needs at least P25 billion, noting that the average cost to energize a sitio is P1.4 million.

Masongsong said electrifying them is no easy task as many of these sitios are located in far-flung and isolated areas, which are harder to get to.

He also cited difficult terrain, right-of-way issues, unstable peace and order conditions in some areas, natural calamities, and administrative constraints as key challenges in the implementation of rural electrification.

Thus, the NEA proposes a set of measures and strategies to be taken to accelerate the attainment of total electrification of the country.

These measures include the issuance of an executive order aimed at accelerating the energization of unserved, underserved and unviable areas; and amendments to the existing department circular on Qualified Third Party (QTP) policy.

The agency also proposes to continue the subsidy allocation for Sitio Electrification (SEP), Barangay Line Enhancement (BLEP) and Household Electrification Programs, consider the option of bringing the households to the last tapping pole, streamline and simplify the administrative requirements and processes, and allow private sector participation in off-grid, unviable areas only through QTP.

Under SEP Phase 2, the NEA, together with the 121 ECs nationwide, has energized some 1,474 sitios while 409 more are nearing completion. Of the 1,474 electrification projects, 563 went to Mindanao, 439 to Luzon, and 472 to Visayas, bringing down the unenergized sitios to 18,266.

The Rural Electrification Program, since its inception in 1969, has successfully energized 78 provinces, 90 cities, 1,385 municipalities, 36,051 barangays, and 121,513 sitios, benefiting 12.280 million households or nearly 60 million Filipinos as of February 2018. NEA

Aklan electric coop dispels fears of power cuts during Boracay closure


April 19, 2018

The Aklan Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Akelco) has moved to allay the fears of Boracay Island residents amid speculation that the electric service will be scaled down once the world-famous tourist destination undergoes a six-month rehabilitation beginning April 26. 


Engr. Alexis Regalado, general manager of Akelco, assured all their member-consumer-owners (MCOs) within the electric cooperative's coverage area that their operations would continue unhindered despite the projected operating losses during the Boracay closure.


"Ito ang gusto kong linawin kaugnay ng mga lumalabas na rumors na kapag ipinasara ang Boracay ay wala ring ilaw mula sa Akelco. Tayo po ay distribution electric cooperative, service po ‘yung ating binibigay sa ating mga consumer," Regalado said.


"Hindi tayo tulad ng ibang utility, the private-owned, na profit ‘yung purpose nila. Tayo po ay service kaya mandated tayo sa NEA na magserbisyo tayo sa (publiko). Kahit lugi, serbisyo pa rin tayo. As long as there are consumers, merong Akelco, tuloy po ang serbisyo," he added.  


Akelco is finding ways and doing what is necessary to ease the impact on the utility's power rates. The electric cooperative (EC) is seeking negotiation of existing bilateral contracts with its Independent Power Producers (IPPs).


Electricity consumption in Boracay is expected to decrease by 84 percent and 38 percent to the overall load profile of the EC once the temporary shutdown of the island is carried out.


Regalado said they would propose for the reduction of the minimum energy off-take (MEOT) until the resumption of tourism operations in Boracay, hourly reduction proportionate to all power suppliers, and monthly reconciliation to adjust the bilateral contract quantity of the EC. 


If the IPPs reject the proposal, he said, Akelco will have no choice but to implement P1.5894 per kilowatt hour (kwh) increase in power rates during the period when the island is closed. But if the talks bear fruit, the rate adjustment will only be at 0.0162-centavo per kwh.


"Worse to worst scenario, kapag walang negotiations sa IPP ng Akelco, ang rate increase would be—based from our simulation—P1.5894," Regalado said.


"Kapag pumayag ‘yung mga generators sa aming proposed pro-rated nomination per day, ang magiging rate impact na lang ay 0.0162 centavos. Optimistic naman kami na maibibigay nila sa amin ito kasi nangyari na 'yan during 'Yolanda'," he added.


The six-month closure and cleanup of Boracay will also cost Akelco an average of P17.261 million in distribution, supply and metering (DSM) revenue losses based on the data provided by the utility.


This week, Regalado met with National Electrification Administration (NEA) chief Edgardo Masongsong to seek assistance on the expected relocation of the utility's distribution lines that will be affected by the road widening as part of the Boracay rehabilitation efforts.


President Rodrigo Duterte earlier approved the recommendation made by an inter-agency task force to close Boracay to tourists for six months to make way for its rehabilitation effective April 26. NEA

BOHECO I Celebrates Feast of Coop Patron Saint


Every first Saturday of May of every year, the coop celebrates the feast of its Patron Saint, Saint Isidore, “The Farmer”. The Patron Saint was installed last year and through Board Resolution, the fiesta shall be celebrated on the first Saturday of May of every year. The coop this year will celebrate his feast for the second time on May 5, 2018. The 9-day novena is sponsored by all departments every 4:30 in the afternoon at the coop function room.

On May 5, 2018 a Holy Mass will be celebrated in honor of the Patron Saint and his procession will follow afterwards.

Coop officers, employees and visitors are encouraged to participate in the games to make the fiesta celebration livelier. BINGO game with fabulous prizes will also be played and this will be facilitated by ISD personnel. Lunch will be served after the BINGO game has been played.




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