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ECs reduce system loss from 11.57% to 10.38% during first semester – NEA



Electric cooperatives (EC) were able to reduce their system loss to 10.38 percent in the first half of the year from 11.57 percent in the same period a year ago.

Energy control
The Commission (ERC) has set the system loss capital to 12% for the EC, which can
is transferred to consumers' monthly electricity bills.

National Electrification Administration Information Technology and Communication
The Service Department (ITCSD) reported on Wednesday that the system losses for
The EC improved by 10 percent during the period. The improvement, NEA said,
resulted in a 1

3 percent increase in energy sales.

The data showed that 96
EC's recorded systemic loss as determined by ERC, of ​​which 39 EC registered
single-digit system loss. At the same time, 15 EC recorded a system loss of 13
percent to 20 percent.

"This is clear
indicator that electric cooperatives are fully engaged and ready to compete
with other power distribution tools in the country. Lower system losses
contribute to a reduction in power, ”NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong
said.

"I hope they will
strive to maintain the profits they have made and do their utmost to further
improve their services to their members — consumer owners and other stakeholders, ”
added the NEA chief.

The 10th ECs
registered the lowest system loss was Aurora Electric Cooperative Inc. at 2.03
percent; Batanes Electric Cooperative Inc. to 2.79 percent; Leyte II Electric
Cooperative Inc. at 2.91 percent; South Cotabato II Electric Cooperative Inc.
at 2.91 percent; and Misamis Oriental I Rural Electric Service Cooperative Inc.
at 2.99 percent.

Dinagat Island
Electric Cooperative Inc. booked a system loss of 3.74 percent; Cebu III Electric
Cooperative Inc. to 3.88 percent; Bohol I Electric Cooperative Inc. 7 p.m. 6.20
percent; Iloilo III Electric Cooperative Inc. to 6.27 percent; and Surigao part
Sur I Electric Cooperative Inc. to 6.38 percent.

In his report
NEA-ITCSD also said that 14 regions recorded reduction of their system losses and
contributed to the decline in the overall level. This resulted in increased
energy sales by 13 percent and revenue by 14 percent.

Total energy sales at
EC's also improved, reaching 11,397 gigawatt hours during the first semester, upwards
from 10,060 GWh during the same period last year. EC national gross revenue
grew from P98,741 billion in 2018 to P112,121 billion in 2019.

The higher sales were also driven by the increased consumption of housing sector to 5,951 GWh, followed by the commercial sector of 2,515 GWh, the industrial sector with 1,634 GWh, public building at 588 GWh and other consumers at 709 GWh.


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