NEA surpasses consumer connections goal in 2021By TED CORDERO,GMA News
The National Electrification Administration (NEA) said Friday it has exceeded its electricity consumer connections target last year despite the challenges brought by the COVID-19 crisis.
In a statement, the NEA said, together with 121 electric cooperatives (ECs) nationwide, it surpassed its target of 400,000 electricity consumer connections in 2021 by 182,083 or 46% as it recorded a total of 582,083 new consumers.
With last year’s accomplishment, the electrification agency said consumer connections have reached 14,835,390 as of December 31, 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, according to the NEA.
“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,” said NEA administrator Emmanuel Juaneza.
The NEA said it is looking forward to the switching-on of the 15 millionth consumer connection this year.—AOL, GMA News