NEA, ECS SURPASS CONSUMER CONNECTIONS TARGET FOR 2021
The National Electrification Administration, in partnership with the 121 Electric Cooperatives (ECs) nationwide, surpassed the electricity consumer connections target for 2021 by 182,083 or 46% despite the difficulties brought by the current health crisis.
In February 2022, the NEA Information Technology and Communication Services Department (ITCSD) released the 2021 Year End Report on Consumer Connections that shows the connection of a total of 582,083 new consumers representing 146% accomplishment rate out of the targeted 400,000.
With this accomplishment, the consumer connections have summed up to 14,835,390 as of 31 December 2021, or 91% of the total potential connections in the franchise areas of the ECs. Broken down into the major islands, 47% of the total consumer connections or 6.929 million are located in Luzon; 26% or 3.941 million are in the Visayas; and 27% or 3.965 million are in Mindanao. The number of unserved consumers in the rural areas decreased to 1,331,877 based on the 2015 census.
“In line with the Total Electrification of the country as further mandated by Executive Order 156, NEA, with the cooperation of the ECs, will not stop from fulfilling its social contract of extending the benefits of electricity to more Filipinos in the rural areas even during this critical time,” Administrator Emmanuel Juaneza said.
With this is mind, the NEA is looking forward to the switching-on of the 15 millionth consumer connection this 2022. ###