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NEA initiates bold STEP towards electrifying 2.4-M households


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

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


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



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




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.



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



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