• Organization TypeGovernment
  • HeadquartersPhilippines
  • Founded1969

National Electrification Administration (NEA) (Philippines)

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) was created on August 4, 1969 by virtue of Republic Act 6038 that boldly declared as a national policy objective the total electrification of the Philippines on an area coverage basis. In the same year, USA granted the first loan for RE program in the amount of $3.5 Million which financed the two (2) pilot projects. A dashing Senator from Mindanao, Emmanuel N. Pelaez, collaborated with NRECA's counsel, Atty. William “Bell” Crisp who shared his legal expertise in customizing the American rural electrification model to fit the Philippine situation. The result was Senate Bill No.1136. In the sponsorship speech delivered on the Floor of the Senate, on May 21, 1969, the distinguished Senate pointed out that only 22.9% or ¼ of all the homes had electricity. Out of these, 62.8% were in the cities. In the rural areas, only 5.8% of homes were electrified. In 1969, the era of rural electrification began with RA 6038 on August 4, 1969 creating the National Electrification Administration (NEA) and declaring as a national policy the total electrification of the Philippines using the area concept through the organization and development of tasked with cooperatives (ECs) tasked with providing adequate, reliable and low-cost electricity, Thus, the beginning of the NEA Story. This era began with the newly enacted law giving primacy to elected cooperatives because of their cooperative character, nonprofit natural and heavy financial burdens, Still, the law also provided. That the Senate shall promote, encourage and assist all public service entities engaged in supplying electricity on an area coverage basis. President Ferdinand E. Marcos aptly declared the program as a new dimension to the Philippine infrastructure program. He emphasized that total electrification cannot be achieved unless the Government giver its continued and determined support. On the August 31, 1969, the United States of America granted a load—the fist ever for rural electrification--of $3.5 million at 1% interest per annum payable in 30 years, to the Philippine Government which was, in turn, relent to the two electric cooperative which proved successful led to the adoption of the program on a national scale.
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Company Offices

  • Philippines (headquarters)
  • Quezon City
  • 2nd Floor, Right Wing, 57 NEA Building, NIA Road, Government Center, Diliman