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DoE identifies six regions in need of electrification

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A lighted map of Mindanao's electricity system is seen at the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) headquarters in Quezon City. — BW PHOTO

The Department of Energy (DoE) has identified six regions with electrification levels falling below 80% that may be among the first to be offered to the private sector for power connections as the agency intensifies its program to bring electricity to the rural areas.

Energy Undersecretary Felix Wiliam B. Fuentebella said the department was looking for qualified third-parties to offer their services to the unserved or underserved areas in a process that it hopes to hasten its total electrification program.

Of the identified regions, four are in Mindanao (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao 27.4%, SOCCSKARGEN 65.6%, Zamboanga peninsula 67%, and Davao region 68.2%), the Negros Island Region in the Visayas (79.3%) and MIMAROPA in Luzon (79.9%). — Victor V. Saulon









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