The Northern Negros Electric Cooperative is filing a complaint against the privately-owned National Grid Corporation of the Philippines before the Energy Regulatory Commission for the damage and losses suffered by its member-consumers due to long blackouts and fluctuations of power.
Noneco general manager, Dan Pondevilla, yesterday said that millions of pesos in damages have been incurred by NONECO member-consumers, especially areas from Cadiz City to San Carlos City, due to power fluctuation in the past two weeks.
On Sunday, NONECO areas were hit again by 14 hours of black out. Worse, it was blamed on NONECO, which, Pondevilla said, was not their fault, but that of the NGCP.
Under the Distribution Code, Pondevilla said it is the obligation of the NGCP to deliver correct voltage and maintenance of its transmission lines.
NONECO is getting its power from NGCP.
What happening in the past shows incompetence on the part of NGCP, Pondevilla said.
The NGCP wanted to energize its 50KVA transformer in Cadiz City, but has failed to do so, up to this time, he added.
Pondevilla said they are now consolidating all the complaints of their member-consumers, in preparation for the filing of complaints before the ERC against NGCP.*GPB
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