Household Energy Consumption Survey (HECS)

Electricity is the most common source of energy used by households

Based on the results of the 2011 Household Energy Consumption Survey (HECS), electricity remains as the most common source of energy used by households in the Philippines. About 87 percent of 21.0 million households used electricity from March to August 2011. The other sources used by a significant proportion of households include fuelwood, charcoal, LPG and kerosene with at least one-third of the total households using any of these types of fuel in 2011 (Table 1).

October 2004 Household Energy Consumption Survey


According to the results of the survey, 14.6 million households or 87.6 percent of the 16.6 million households used electricity during the period October 2003 to September 2004 (Table 1). This was 3.6 percentage points higher compared to the recorded level of 10.8 million households in 1995, which comprised 83.9 percent of the total 12.8 million households.

Fuel consumption of Filipino Households - HECS Highlights SR- 1995

Household sector consumed 8,134 Gigawatt hours of electricity

A total of 8,134 gigawatt hours (GWH) of electricity were consumed by households in the country. This is an increase of 1,289 GWH, or 18.8 percent, during the 6 year period. This reflects an average of 215 GWH per year.

Electricity consumption by households in the National Capital Region (NCR) and other urban areas increased by 27.8 percent on the average. Rural households, in contrast, showed a decline of 6.4 percent.

Except for Regions X and XII where estimated consumption of electricity dipped by 2.6 percent and 34.2 percent, respectively, in 1995, the level of electricity consumption in all regions increased, ranging from five to more than 100 percent compared with the 1989 figures.

Type of Fuel Used by Households HECS Highlights SR - 1995

Eight out of ten households using electricity

The 1995 HECS results showed that 83.9 percent of the 12.8 million households were using electricity for fuel. Note that for the 1995 HECS, dry cell batteries used in flashlights and radios are included under the category of electricity.