BACOLOD CITY–The newly-designated project manager and acting general manager of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO) is studying the possibility of bringing down the electricity rates.
Atty. Danny Pondevilla said he was under instructions by Edgardo Masongsong, administrator of the National Electrification Administration (NEA), to “study carefully the power supply plan of CENECO aimed at the possible lowering the electricity rates for the consumers.”
The current rate of CENECO is almost the same as its neighboring electric cooperatives in Negros Occidental–the Northern Negros Electric Cooperative (NONECO) and the Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative (NOCECO)–at P11.1273 per kilowatt-hour as of November this year.
The NEA Administrator, Pondevilla said, told him that there “may be ways to lower CENECO rates considering that its area of coverage is very compact”.
This means that transmission charges should be cheaper, he explained, adding, “I am confident it can be done.”
Pondevilla also pledged to look into the problem of systems loss and power interruptions suffered by CENECO./(Eugene Y. Adiong/INews-Bacolod/Negros Bureau)