The National Electrification Administration said over the weekend its latest overall performance assessment showed only seven of the 121 electric cooperatives are considered ailing.
NEA said these are Abra Electric Cooperative, Albay Electric Cooperative Inc., Masbate Electric Cooperative Inc., Basilan Electric Cooperative Inc., Tawi-Tawi Electric Cooperative Inc., Sulu Electric Cooperative Inc. and Lanao del Sur Electric Cooperative Inc.
“There are a handful of ECs that are not performing at par to the operational parameters that can be attributed to political interference, armed conflicts, cultural beliefs, difficult geographical terrain, right of way problems and others,” the NEA said.
“In spite of these, the ECs have shown resiliency and optimism to take on these challenges,” it said.
The NEA said the ailing ECs would be able to rise up and perform better in the coming years with the support from the agency, their member consumers, different government agencies and other relevant organizations.