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For Private Individuals

In the event that you need an electric facility such as poles or overhead lines to be moved, please follow the steps below:

  • STEP 1 – Get a Survey Map/Site Plan and Lot Title or valid proofs of ownership to the lot affected.

    You need a Site Plan showing the location of your site and the layout of any new or existing buildings. Indicate the exact location of the pole or line to be moved. Photocopies are accepted. Note: In case your scope of work requires permission from the local government unit or any other government agencies, you must provide details of the permission. (e.g. building permit).

  • STEP 2 – Make a request

    You need to send a written request to BENECO along with the Site Plan and Proof of Ownership. Please remember to indicate your contact information.

  • STEP 3 – Assessment and evaluation of request

    Upon receipt, our engineering staff evaluates your request and will contact you directly to discuss the next steps.

BENECO adheres to the provisions of Resolution No. 02, series of 2010 entitled “RESOLUTION ADAPTING TO THE AMENDMENTS TO THE DISTRIBUTION SERVICES AND OPEN ACCESS RULES (DSOAR),” by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), to wit:

“Section 2.7.8. If an End-user submits a request to have the DU (Distribution Utility) modify, rearrange, relocate or remove any of the DU’s existing facilities for any purpose that does not result in a net increase in demand for electricity usage, the End-user shall be responsible for all costs attributed to such work. Such amounts shall be treated as a CIAOC (Contribution in aid of construction) not subject to refund. Xxx”

In the absence of a Site Plan and a valid proof of ownership, the labor and other incidental costs shall be paid by the requesting party while the cost of materials used will be shouldered by BENECO.

For Government Entities

 On July 10, 2017, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) signed a Joint Circular entitled “Prescribing The Uniform Guidelines And Procedures For The Proper Payment Of Compensation And/Or Recovery Cost In The Event Of The Need To Relocate The Electric Cooperative Distribution/Subtransmission Lines For The Primary Purpose Of The Government.” The said circular allows the electric cooperatives to charge the cost of relocating the poles affected by DPWH and LGU projects. It became effective upon its publication on July 28, 2017. Download


Transformer Rental

BENECO uses different ratings and capacities of pole-mounted distribution transformers. There are 5kVA, 10kVA, 15kVA, 25kVA, 37.5kVA, 50kVA, 75kVA, 100kVA, 167kVA, and 250kVA single phase transformers which are usually used to distribute power to communities and other residential or commercial areas. There are also pad-mounted transformers with capacities such as 500kVA, 750kVA, 1000kVA, 1500kVA, and 2000kVA three-phase transformers which are usually used to supply establishments which requires higher power demands.

BENECO can offer the following:

Buy-back Scheme Program

This program is intended to every consumer who wishes to acquire his/her own distribution transformer. The cost of the distribution transformers and its protective devices to be provided by BENECO will be refunded to the consumer through monthly deduction of his/her power bill. The reimbursement of the Monthly Amount shall take place only when the Total contract price is fully paid and the electric consumption of the consumer reaches a minimum of forty percent (40 %) loading of the total installed capacity of the transformers.

BENECO shall be responsible for any damage, loss, or deterioration to the distribution transformer and its protective devices and shall repair any damage, loss or deterioration to the transformers and its protective devices, arising from loose connection, lightning surges, poor maintenance and prolonged overloading at NO COST to the consumer.

Requirements:

  1. Official letter request
  2. Signed and sealed electrical plan
  3. Application for service connection (Please refer to Application for Service Connection)

Additional Info: Ordinance Number 54 Series of 2017 – Mandating all establishments to have a built-in power house within their building, structures or premises and providing penalties for violations thereof.

Distribution Transformer Rental

BENECO offers rental for distribution transformers to every consumers who seeks a temporary power supply. Following are the distribution transformer rental rates for one unit per month:

kVA Rating MONTHLY RENTAL (Vat-Inclusive)
10kVA₱ 1,587.04
15kVA₱ 2,110.92
25kVA₱ 2,608.20
37.5kVA₱ 3,289.31
50kVA₱ 3,970.40
75kVA₱ 4,939.20
100kVA₱ 6,490.40
167kVA₱ 9,941.18

Requirements:

  1. Official letter request
  2. Signed and sealed electrical plan
  3. Application for temporary service connection (Please refer to Application for Service Connection)

Private Transformers

Consumers who wish to buy their own distribution transformers to supply their power requirements must seek assistance to BENECO. Distribution transformers shall be subjected to insulation test, transformer turns ratio test, transformer loss test, and physical test. Only those transformers which passed the said tests will be allowed to be installed on BENECO’s distribution system. Following are the transformer testing fees for one unit.

kVA Rating TESTING FEE (Vat-Inclusive)
10kVA₱ 1,478.40
15kVA₱ 1,489.60
25kVA₱ 1,512.00
37.5kVA₱ 1,540.00
50kVA₱ 1,568.00
75kVA₱ 1,624.00
100kVA₱ 1,680.00
167kVA₱ 2,016.00

Requirements:

  1. Official letter request
  2. Deliver distribution transformer unit/s to be tested

Benguet Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BENECO) aims to extend lines and services to all unenergized areas within its franchise area.

Why extend lines?

BENECO has to extend lines for electricity and provide quality services to its member-consumers.

It is worth to note that electricity is a basic need, regardless of location – urban and rural. Growth of population and advancement of technology are proportional to the use of electricity.

When to extend lines?

BENECO has to install additional poles and extend lines:

  1. When, consumers resided on unenergized areas.
  2. When, consumers are too far away from the energized lines.
  3. When, consumers have businesses located at far flung areas which needs electricity.

BENECO will extend lines and provide quality services to member-consumers in consonance with and in adherence to standards.




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As one of the leaders in technological innovations among electric cooperatives, BENECO has been visited by several fellow EC workers as well as students and faculties from all over the country.