1st regional Lumens Awards
CALBAYOG CITY – Officials of the 11 electric cooperatives of the region gathered Friday to mark the first ever regional Lumens Awards held in this city.
Administrator Edgardo Masongsong of the National Electrification Administration (NEA) served as its main guest and speaker.
Highlight of the activity was the giving of awards and recognitions to all electric cooperatives of the region ranging from top performing electric cooperative; resiliency award; best in collection performance; most progressive electric cooperative; best in household performance; and single digit systems loss award, among others.
Masongsong said that with 10 out of the region’s 11 electric cooperatives receiving a triple A rating, NEA bestowed Eastern Visayas as the ‘most improved region.’
Only the Norsamelco Electric Cooperative is rated A by NEA.
The NEA administrator said that the first-ever regional Lumens Award is their recognition to the improved status of all electric cooperatives of Eastern Visayas.
“I really appreciate the regional electric cooperatives because they really help electric cooperatives that are at the bottom in the past. Every month, they conduct a meeting and assess their performances. They help each other that’s why they got the most improved region (award),” Masongsong said.
He added that once Norsamelco gets a triple A rating, Eastern Visayas will be recognized as the most outstanding region.
The 11 existing electric cooperatives in the region are the following: Dorelco (Don Orestes Electric Cooperative); Leyte II Electric Cooperative(Leyeco II); Leyte III Electric Cooperative (Leyeco III); Leyte IV Electric Cooperative (Leyeco IV);Leyte V Electric Cooperative (Leyeco V); Southern Leyte Electric Cooperative(Soleco); Biliran Electric Cooperative (Bileco); Samar I Electric Cooperative (Samelco I); Samar II Electric Cooperative (Samelco II); Eastern Samar Electric Cooperative (Esamelco) and Norsamelco.
(JOEY A. GABIETA)