Electric cooperatives (ECs) nationwide continue to control their system loss rates to enable them to pass on savings to their customers in the form of lower rates.
According to data from the National Electrification Administration, although most of the 119 ECs nationwide were still problematic in terms of system loss rates, some had also been posting single-digit system loss levels for years now.
Aside from those five ECs, 10 other rural power distributors have reached single-digit system loss rates even prior to the presidential directive to bring them down.
These include the Dinagat Island Electric Cooperative Inc. (Dielco) with 7.26 percent; Camotes Electric Cooperative Inc. (Celco) with 8.21 percent; Davao del Sur Electric Cooperative Inc. (Dasureco) with 8.46 percent; Tarlac I Electric Cooperative Inc. (Tarelco I) with 9.25 percent. More...