NEA issues show cause orders vs Palawan, Oriental Mindoro coops
The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has given erring electric cooperatives (ECs) a chance to defend themselves from numerous complaints filed by member-consumers.
“We are issuing these show cause orders against Paleco (Palawan Electric Cooperative Inc.) and Ormeco (Oriental Mindoro Electric Cooperative Inc.) why they should not be sanctioned or be hailed to the proper courts for gross negligence or gross neglect of their duty to their member-consumers,” NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong said.
Apart from these two ECs, other coops that have violated the reliability standards set by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) will likewise be asked to explain why they should not be administratively sanctioned, NEA Deputy Administrator Artis Nikki Tortola said.
The Technical Services and Engineering Department of NEA recently conducted an investigation into reliability performance of all the electric cooperatives under the supervision of the state-owned corporation.
As to any violation committed by the ECs in connection with the Philippine Distribution Code (PDC) and Philippine Grid Code (PGC), NEA is leaving the responsibility to ERC to sanction these cooperatives.