MANILA – The Department of Energy (DOE) said it targets to achieve 86.20 percent household electrification by 2016, from 14.54 million households electrified in 2010 to 19.55 million by next year.
”Households to reach 19,545,183 in 2016 from 14,536,372 energized in 2010 (34% increase). This is equivalent to a household electrification level of 86.20% by 2016,” the DOE said in its 2016 budget proposal.
Data from the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) 26th status report showed that the household electrification stands at 79.9 percent as of November 2014.
The DOE noted the 79.9 percent corresponds to 17.4 million energized households out of the estimated total 21.8 million households.
It added the remaining 4.4 million unelectrified households were mostly located in rural and remote areas of the country, but the DOE cited some unelectrified households are also found in the urban outskirts of Metro Manila and Davao City.
The report further revealed Luzon has the highest household electrification level at 89.3 percent, while Mindanao still has the lowest electrification level at 56.3 percent.
Meanwhile, the DOE added it targets to reach 90 percent household electrification by 2017.
The projects that support the household electrification initiative are the National Electrification Administration (NEA’s) Sitio Electrification Program (SEP), NEA’s Barangay Line Enhancement Program, rationalization of implementation of Energy Regulations 1-94 Electrification Funds, DOE LFP Nationwide Intensification of Household Electrification (NIHE) 2015-2017, Solar PV Mainstreaming Program, Qualified Third Party (QTP) Approach, Philippine Rural Electrification Service (PRES) Project and initiatives by NGOs and other partners.