Benguet Electric Cooperative


The Benguet Electrc Cooperative, Inc. (BENECO) is located in Northern Luzon in the Cordillera Administrative Region. It is about 4 hours drive from Manila.

On October 5, 1973, BENECO, was organized and registered as a non-stock, non-profit service-oriented entity and was granted by the National Electrification Commission in March 20, 1978 the sole franchise to operate an electric light and power service in the City of Baguio and Benguet province for a period of fifty (50) years.

At the birth of BENECO, only the central portion of the city was being supplied with electricity by the Asin Mini-Hydro Electric Plants built by the Americans before World War II while the small portion of the peripheries of the city was supplied by NPC Feeder from Beckel, La Trinidad substation. The poblacion of La Trinidad, Benguet was lighted by the Benguet Development Corporation and the small portion of Itogon and Tuba were being supplied with power by the Rural Power Corporation. These electric systems were taken over by BENECO in January 1974 by virtue of the provisions of P.D. No. 269. Total 100% electrification at the barangay level was attained in March 2012.

The franchise area of BENECO comprises the 13 towns of Benguet Province composing of 140 barangays and 129 barangays in the City of Baguio for a total of 269 barangays.

BENECO is composed of 11 districts, six districts in Baguio City and five districts in Benguet Province.

In August 2016, the original headquarters at Alapang, La Trinidad, Benguet was transferred at #4 South Drive, Baguio City to provide " one-stop-shop " service to member-consumers and centralize all the management and operations command of the Cooperative.
The building has a total of 3,000 sqm. of space housing the Gen. Pedro Dumol Hall, Gen. Sanchez Hall, offices, linemen's quarters, collection center and other service facilities


The South Drive Headquarters (2016)


In December 2016, during the three sequential Annual General Membership Assembly meetings held in the municipalities of Buguias and Itogon and Baguio City, the member-consumers approved the amendment of the Articles of Incorporation and By-laws to include GENERATION as additional business of the Cooperative paving for the installation of the very first minihydro power generation plant in Man-asok, Buguias, Benguet.


COMPANY PROFILE AS OF JUNE 30, 2022

Parameter Value
Asset ₱ 4.367 Billion
Gross Revenue ₱ 1.821 Billion
Regular Employees 236
Membership 138,474 members
Meter connections 221,336 meter connections
Annual Energy Purchase 249,146,031.32 kWh
Annual Energy Sales 225,837,112 kWh
Annual Coop Energy Use 396,170 kWh
Annual Energy System Loss 23,308,919.32kWh equivalent to 9.36%
Peak Demand 82.53 MW Non-Coincident Peak
System Power Factor 98.53%
System Load Factor 71.78%


VISION:

A world class and globally competitive BENECO that is self-sufficient in renewable energy and provider of quality service to empowered member-consumer-owners.

OUR MISSION:

We will:

  • Continuously enhance the technical efficiency and quality of our service
  • Endeavor to develop our own generation facility focused on renewable energy
  • Educate organize and mobilize our member-consumer-owners for them to become as vital stakeholders of the electric cooperative.

CORPORATE VALUES

  • God fearing
  • Integrity
  • Consumer Focus
  • Efficiency
  • Commitment
  • Teamwork

QUALITY POLICY

BENECO is aspiring to be a globally competitive electric cooperative committed to provide quality service for its member-consumer-owners



We will achieve this by BENECO's way:

Beyond par achievement standards

Enhancement of technical, financial and institutional systems and services

Nurture formulated policies and planned directions

Everyone's involvement in maintaining quality processes

Compliance to regulatory requirements

Organization's combined efforts toward continual improvement



We live up in BENECO's philosphy:

QUALITY SERVICE IS OUR WAY OF LIFE.

BENECO Hymn

This blessed song of gratefulness
For radiance thou has given
Providing light and services
Through every home attend
To thee we lift our voices
For this our anthems ring
For thou commit faithfully serve
That none can intervene.

Now rings our praise, dear BENECO
Thy service we delight
Through thee our homes and the pathways glow
Thou hast given us the light
Thou hast commit thyself to do
What is best with all thy might
In sunshine or in shadow
Thou hast made our lives so bright.

BENECO HERE WE STAND
IN SERVICE LEND A HAND
TO ALL MEN AND TO OUR GOD
WE COMMIT TO LIGHT THE SOD

BENECO Creed

We believe in the BENECO vision and mission and its level of attainment is in our hands, and its success is measured by the satisfaction expressed by the stakeholders.

We believe that to better serve the stakeholders, we have to uphold the corporate values and live up to the noble cause of BENECO.

We will continue to develop our personal capabilities to sustain our community.

We will do our best to live up with BENECO’s philosophy: Quality service is our way of life.



Organizational Structure
As approved by the National Electrification Administration (NEA) on January 10, 2014.



DistrictBoard of DirectorCoverage Area
1Atty. Esteban A. Somngi
Baguio City
2VacantBaguio City
3VacantBaguio City
4VacantBaguio City
5Peter B. Busaing
Baguio City
6Mike W. MaspilBaguio City
7Engr. Jeffred S. Acop
La Trinidad
8Josephine B. Tuling
Bokod, Kabayan and Itogon
9Robert L. ValentinSablan and Tuba
10VacantAtok, Kapangan, Kibungan and Tublay
11Father Jonathan C. Obar
Bakun,Buguias and Mankayan
12Melchor S. LicobenEx-Officio Member, General Manager


DepartmentManagement Personnel
General ManagerMELCHOR S. LICOBEN
Non-Network and Services ManagerRICARDO S. PALLOGAN
Institutional Services ManagerDELMAR O. CARINO
Network Services ManagerRAMEL B. RIFANI
Power Generation Operations ManagerARTEMIO M. BACOCO
Internal AuditorBRENDA B. CARLING



The first school was established in the Northern part of the franchise area at Bekes, Buguias, Benguet in 2011 initially offering EIM NCII and SMAW NCII certifications. Since it was established, the BENECO techvoc school was able to sustain a remarkable high 95+percentage of graduates sucessfully passing the TESDA certication.

In December 2016 sequential Annual Membership General Assembly, the members approved the amendment of the Articles of Incorporation and By-laws of the Cooperative to institutionalize the School as a permanent Corporate Social Responsibility program of the Cooperative. The institutionalization of the program resulted to the creation of a dedicated administive office to oversee the smooth operation of the School.

As of current, the school is offering the following technical courses to indigent children of member-consumers of BENECO:

EIM NC 2 - 3 months course (xxhours)
SMAW NC 2 - 3 months course (xxhours)
Massage Therapy NC 2 - 3 months course (xxhours)
Lineman Training NC 2 - 3 months course (xxhours)


Availability of courses depends on the number of interested enrollees. Schedule of trainings are published in the local newspaper and posted in the ADVISORY portion of the website.



CCTV Video Footage

CCTV Video Footage

Signing of MOA with Baguio City LGU Leaders and Peace Keeping Officers




DONATED CCTV CAMERAS
Beneficiary LGU Project No. of Units Date Installed
BCPO MAINBaguio CityCommunity122011-08-01
BCPO STATION 2Baguio CityCommunity62012-06-01
LA TRINIDAD POLICELa TrinidadCommunity82012-09-01
BCPO Baguio CityINNER/OUTER RING192014-06-01
BCPO STATION 4Baguio CityCommunity62016-03-01
LA TRINIDAD POLICELa TrinidadInner-Outer Ring142016-04-01
BCPO STATION 9Baguio CityCommunity122016-12-01
BCPO STATION 1Baguio CityCommunity102016-12-01
BUGUIAS POLICE BuguiasInner-Outer Ring102016-12-01
BCPO STATION 5Baguio CityCommunity82017-01-01
BCPO STATION 3Baguio CityCommunity62017-02-01

Station-groups installed:  11  for a total of  111  CCTV camera and accessories installed

The Pailaw sa Kalsada is a form of a Corporate Social Responsibility of BENECO related to the concept of "pailaw" or "to light" program of the Cooperative by granting installation of new streetlight fixtures FREE of charge including the labor cost provided the user will shoulder the monthly cost of energy used.

Subsequent replacement of busted lamps or fixtures will be on the account of the user-consumer.

BENECO provides standard streetlight fixtures and replacement bulbs rated at either:
70 watts HPS streetlight fixture/bulb
250 watts HPS streetlight fixture/bulb


Baguio City Streetlight Inventory as of September 2016
Barangay Total Units 250W 70W Others
ABCR 18 12 6 0
ALFONSO TABORA 50 15 29 6
AMBIONG 74 7 52 15
ANDRES BONIFACIO 5 2 2 1
ASIN 219 55 110 54
ATOK TRAIL 41 5 27 9
AURORA HILL PROPER 30 9 15 6
BGH COMPOUND 77 27 39 11
BAKAKENG CENTRAL 385 40 127 166
BAKAKENG NORTE 365 110 102 153
BALSIGAN 28 1 26 1
BAYAN PARK VILLAGE 46 14 17 15
BROOKSIDE 63 36 21 6
BROOKSPOINT 58 4 43 11
BURNHAM-LEGARDA 22 14 1 7
CABINET-TEACHERS CAMP 130 70 50 10
CAMDAS 48 26 13 9
CAMP 7 350 94 127 123
CAMP 8 43 8 33 2
CAMP ALLEN 28 2 16 10
CAMPO FILIPINO 42 25 9 8
CITY CAMP CENTRAL 81 65 14 2
CITY CAMP PROPER 36 9 10 17
COUNTRY CLUB 124 25 72 27
CRESENCIA VILLAGE 23 10 12 1
DIZON 107 57 32 18
DOMINICAN-MIRADOR 190 25 118 47
DONTOGAN 95 12 59 24
DPS 17 3 12 2
EAST BAYAN PARK 31 13 8 10
EAST MODERN SITE 118 31 45 42
EAST QUIRINO HILL 102 9 38 55
ENGINEERS HILL 31 13 9 9
FAIRVIEW 69 15 41 13
FERDINAND 89 40 42 7
GABRIELA SILANG 50 8 20 22
GIBRALTAR 195 12 112 71
GREEN WATER 57 2 46 9
GUISAD CENTRAL 40 19 10 11
GUISAD SURONG 59 25 27 7
HAPPY HALLOW 76 15 45 16
HAPPY HOMES 22 17 4 1
HARRISON 38 32 4 2
HILLSIDE 63 18 24 21
HOLY GHOST EXTENSION 84 21 26 37
HOLY GHOST PROPER 40 8 30 2
HONEYMOON 71 27 27 17
IMELDA MARCOS 26 9 5 12
IMELDA VILLAGE 44 11 15 18
IRISAN 403 122 127 51
KABAYANIHAN 7 6 0 1
KAGITINGAN 12 10 2 0
KAYANG EXTENSION 27 5 19 3
KAYANG HILLTOP 41 24 2 15
KIAS 83 27 55 1
LOAKAN APUGAN 70 10 60 0
LOAKAN LIWANAG 89 19 42 28
LOAKAN PROPER 178 24 73 81
LOPEZ JAENA 34 12 11 11
LOURDES EXTENSION 1 0 0 1
LOURDES PROPER 45 19 18 8
LOWER DAGSIAN 14 1 11 2
LOWER GENERAL LUNA 26 7 0 19
LOWER LOURDES 14 6 5 3
LOWER MAGSAYSAY 28 23 0 5
LOWER QM 30 18 5 7
LOWER QUARRY 44 13 20 11
LOWER QUIRINO HILL 42 15 14 13
LUALHATI 71 21 38 12
LUCNAB 40 6 28 6
MANUEL ROXAS 23 7 10 6
MAGSAYSAY PRIVATE ROAD 17 9 3 5
MALCOM SQUARE 12 12 0 0
MARCOVILLE 12 0 10 2
MIDDLE QUEZON HILL 115 42 68 5
MIDDLE QUIRINO HILL 43 12 27 4
MIDDLE ROCK QUARRY 27 1 16 10
MILITARY CUTOFF 59 27 18 14
MINES VIEW PARK 36 5 25 6
MRR QUEEN OF PEACE 37 5 18 14
NEW LUCBAN 114 35 65 14
NORTH CENTRAL AURORA HILL 14 4 8 2
NORTH SANITARY CAMP 77 12 54 11
OUTLOOK 94 17 56 21
PMA -FORT DEL PILAR 75 7 58 10
PACDAL 108 12 76 20
PADRE BURGOS 48 9 30 9
PADRE ZAMORA 50 22 20 8
PALMA URBANO 23 8 7 8
PHIL-AM 33 16 6 11
PINGET 143 31 101 11
PINSAO PILOT 40 2 37 1
PINSAO PROPER 185 45 119 21
POLIWES 66 7 49 10
PUCSUSAN 29 1 14 14
QUEZON HILL PROPER 75 44 13 18
RIZAL MONUMENT 16 14 1 1
SAINT JOSEPH-NAVY BASE 63 1 42 20
SALUD MITRA 101 22 56 23
SAN ANTONIO 69 25 25 19
SAN LUIS 113 32 47 34
SAN ROQUE 37 21 4 12
SAN VICENTE 71 22 38 11
SCOUT BARRIO 56 12 35 9
SESSION -GOVERNOR PACK RD 21 15 0 6
SLU-SVP 113 37 31 45
SOUTH CENTRAL 28 3 13 12
SOUTH DRIVE 67 24 24 19
SOUTH SANITARY CAMP 33 0 15 18
STA. SCHOLASTICA 17 0 8 9
STO. NINO-SLAUGHTERHOUSE 44 18 11 15
STO. ROSARIO 62 24 25 13
STO. TOMAS PROPER 125 6 95 24
STO. TOMAS SCHOOL AREA 12 4 7 1
TEODORA ALONZO 28 19 6 3
TRANCOVILLE 72 14 38 20
UPPER DAGSIAN 18 1 12 5
UPPER GENERAL LUNA 59 31 14 14
UPPER MARKET 6 2 3 1
UPPER QM 18 3 6 9
UPPER QUEZON HILL 156 43 101 12
UPPER ROCK QUARRY 15 2 6 7
VICTORIA VILLAGE 132 28 90 14
WEST BAYAN PARK 67 25 32 10
WEST MODERNSITE 35 18 14 3
WEST QUIRINO HILL 47 7 38 2

Benguet Streetlight Inventory
Barangay Total Units 250W 70W Others
ATOK 117 11 106 0
BAKUN 52 1 51 0
BOKOD 95 1 94 0
BUGUIAS 151 11 127 0
ITOGON 700 10 127 279
KABAYAN 167 0 127 0
KAPANGAN 148 0 127 0
KIBUNGAN 29 0 29 0
LA TRINIDAD 2116 13 127 0
MANKAYAN 15 2 13 0
SABLAN 112 0 112 0
TUBA 287 5 127 0
TUBLAY 100 7 89 4