Soleco puts up 1st picohydro power plant in Philippines

Southern Leyte Electric Cooperative Inc. (Soleco) has put up a picohydro power generation system, the first of its kind in the country, state-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) said. In a statement, NEA said Soleco’s picohydro system, which started operating in Aug. 12, utilizes tail water from the Hanabian Minihydro Power Plant and generates power of…

Power entities vow to help DOE provide electricity to marginalized communities

INDUSTRY stakeholders are willing to assist Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi reach his goal of providing electricity to marginalized people at a reasonable price. The National Electrification Administration (NEA) said it has recently achieved its target of providing power to more than 32,000 sitios.  Also, NEA Public Affairs Office Head Judith T. Alferez said under the previous administration, the…

Cusi prioritizes 100% electrification in first 100 days

Improved services to the people through 100 percent electrification and speedy processing of public dealings are among the top priorities of the new Department of Energy (DOE) chief in his first 100 days. DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi vowed to continue the progress made by the previous administration on the national electrification mandate. The DOE chief…

NEA reduces interest rates

THE National Electrification Administration (NEA) has reduced the interest charged on the various loan programs offered to electric cooperatives (ECs) across the country.  Read more here.