INEC Conducts Info Tour at Robinsons for NEAM 2014

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The cooperative conducted an Information Tour Program on August 17, 2014 at Robinsons Ilocos in celebration of the National Electrification Awareness Month (NEAM) in partnership with Robinsons Ilocos.

The program was started earlier this year to re-introduce INEC to its member-consumers by visiting the various districts to discuss diverse topics from INEC’s history, its purpose, its charges and where it purchases power to energy saving and electricity safety tips.

Aiming to instill consciousness among the public on rural electrification as purported by the celebration of NEAM, INEC brought the Info Tour Program from the confines of the barangay hall to the generally packed mall.

The Department of Energy Luzon Field Office also supported the event by sending Director III Efren L. Balaoing and Engr. Zorraida Custorio to discuss some pressing issues that the energy industry presently faces and energy saving tips.

Director Balaoing presented where we are now as a country when it comes to energy consumption. According to the statistics he showed, oil products mainly represent the majority of the country’s consumption at 48.6% while electricity is at 21.0% in 2011.

He further discussed the Energy Reform Agenda (ERA) in which it is the government’s key priority to “mainstream access of the greater majority to reliable energy services and fuel, most importantly, local productivity and countryside development.” Energizing all sitios in the country is part of this agenda and INEC is proud to have been a part of making it possible with the energization of Sitio Bucarot in Adams, thereby achieving 100% Sitio Electrification in the province.

During the open forum, members of the audience asked the director what the plans of DOE to address what they predicted to be a power shortage in 2015. Balaoing reiterated that part of the actions of the department is to encourage investors to invest in renewable energy-based power generation facilities. He further said that the construction and operation of such may not directly benefit the area where these are constructed but will definitely increase the country’s power generation capabilities.

 

INEC also put up four consumer welfare desks at the activity area to provide a convenient channel for member-consumers to raise their concerns and suggestions to the cooperative.

 

INEC Coffee Table Book Released

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During the 43rd Foundation Anniversary of the Ilocos Norte Electric Cooperative, Inc., guest of honor and speaker Director Veronica B. Cruz of the Electric Cooperative Audit Department of the National Electrification Administration handed two certificates to INEC from NEA for successfully attaining 100% Sitio Energization and for publishing its coffee table book titled “Light to Live.”

The coffee table book “grew out of genuine appreciation of the cooperative’s past and its struggles and a tribute to those who dedicated their lifetime to the electric cooperative grow to what it is today.”

The book, through a gamut of photographs both in historical B&W photos to contemporary colored ones, documents the cooperative’s journey from its inception in 1971 to the third quarter of the 21st century.

“Light to Live” featured the stories of critical personalities in the history of INEC from the late President Ferdinand Marcos, his chief implementor of the Rural Electrification Program Gen. Pedro Dumol, INEC’s own father and quintessential visionary former General Manager Oswaldo P. Parado to the past GMs Engr. Romillas Pascual and Engr. Renato Balintec who was INEC’s GM during the conception of the book. It also gave prominence to current members of the Board of Directors and showed the employees as tribute to the current crop of stewards of INEC. In addition, the book also exhibited Ilocos landscapes to promote the beauty of Ilocos Norte, INEC’s area coverage.

A copy of the coffee table book is now available for download. [Light to Live]


 

Master List of Member-Consumers Now on INEC Website

The master list of all member-consumers of the Ilocos Norte Electric Cooperative, Inc. can now be viewed on the INEC website.

The master list will serve an essential role in the measurement of INEC’s accomplishments especially in successfully conducting district elections and general assemblies because said list will be the basis for determining the attendance or turn-out of voters or participants.

The INEC master list available for access on the website covers memberships until December 31, 2013 and it will be updated continuously. For updates in member information, member-consumers are advised to visit the nearest zone office.

 
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