March 10, 2009

Electrifying

Much of the Philippines' rural areas still do not have electricity (or running water, for that matter). Private power distribution companies focus on urban areas of course, so it becomes the task of the government to make sure that rural areas get a dependable supply of power. With about 7,100 islands—almost half of which are populated—it's an enormous task for any government and is made more difficult by the fact that the Philippines is a third world country battling development problems on multiple fronts. The agency mandated to provide financial, institutional and technical assistance to rural electric cooperatives is the National Electrification Administration whose head office is located in Quezon City.

head office of the National Electrification Administration

16 comments:

अविनाश said...

good shot

Olivier said...

ce qui nous parait évident en France, n'est pas si facile a mettre en place dans ton pays. Avec 7100 îles, cela doit demander un travail énorme d'amener l'électricité partout.
Belle lumiere sur ta photo
what parried us hollows out in France, am not so easy has set up in your country. With 7100 islands, it must ask for a huge job to bring electricity everywhere. Nice light on your photograph

one buddhess said...

The sky is incredible, it some scene stealer, though the building looks neat eh?

Pam said...

A wonderful reminder of just how lucky we are to have the basic things in life. Your government has a huge task with all those islands. Thank you Hilda!

Small City Scenes said...

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Jacob said...

Very interesting, Hilda. Can't imagine 7,100 islands scattered about and trying to arrange power needs for all of them!

We still have many areas in this country that don't have Internet access, but we're working on it.

Steffe said...

That's a lot of islands to fix the electricity for.

Marc said...

7,100 islands, that's an enormous number. I never knew that.

Vogon Poet said...

7,100 islands! Who keeps the count? Did they forget any island in the past? You have to learn the names at school?

Lisa Wilson said...

I had no idea there were so many islands! That much be quite a challenge for power.

Boise Diva said...

Tidbits of info I didn't know.

magiceye said...

it is indeed a tough job but am glad all we developed countries are doing well inspite of our politicians!

the donG said...

usually it's in mindanao and visayas who are less likely to reach its distribution. but for most towns, i think electricity is already available.

angela said...

That's a lot of islands to provide for. It's easy to see why water companies would prefer to focus on the urban areas.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Hilda!
Very interesting post you have here!

Saretta said...

7,100 islands? I didn't realise there were so many!