By The Financial District
₱29-B Eyed For Total Electrification
A P29-billion budget is needed to deliver electricity to all households nationwide in the next five years, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) said last week.
Photo Insert: Based on NEA’s total electrification masterplan as of Dec. 2022, a total of 10,212 sitios or small communities are still without power supply.
NEA Administrator Antonio Mariano C. Almeda said in a media briefing that to date, 600,000 households in the main grid are still without power supply and another 23,000 households in off-grid areas.
The breakdown of the budget, according to Almeda, is P20 billion for the complete electrification of on-grid areas, and about P9 billion for those off-grid.
Based on NEA’s total electrification masterplan as of Dec. 2022, a total of 10,212 sitios or small communities are still without power supply.
If we can present to Congress, to the Department of Energy, that we have streamlined the monitoring and implementation of the Sitio Electrification Plan, that we have set the target, at that I think Congress would be mindful to support this program, that we have to reach 100% electrification,” Almeda said.
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