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April power rates

The power rates at the Central Negros Electric Cooperative and the Northern Negros Electric Cooperative dropped in April, but went up at the Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative in the south.

The residential rate for CENECO's April billing is Php 9.7020/kWh, a Php 0.2948/kWh decrease from last month's Php 9.9968/kWh, C huchie Destriza, its OIC general manager, said yesterday..

The NONECO, residential rate for April is Php 9.7923 per kWh , a decrease by Php 0.2349 from Php 10.0272 in March, Paul Almedilla, its corporate planning manager, said.

At the NOCECO the residential rate for April is Php 9.3747 per kWh, an increase of  Php 0.1512 from the previous month's rate of Php 9.2235 per kWh, its general manager Jonas Discaya said.

The main driver of the higher electricity rates this month is the Php 0.1646 per kWh increase in the generation charge, which moved from Php 4.8754 to Php 5.0400 per kWh, he said.

In addition to the generation charge, the system loss charge also registered an increase of Php 0.0142 per kWh. Subsidy rates such as lifeline and senior citizen also registered minimal increase with a total of Php 0.0080 per kWh. However, the transmission rates decreased by Php 0.1190 per kWh, he added.

Another factor for the adjustment of rate this month is the Php 0.0834 per kWh increase in the Universal Charge, specifically the Feed-In Tariff Allowance (FIT-All) which moved from Php 0.0406 per kWh to Php 0.1240 per kWh as ordered by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), docketed as ERC Case No. 2015-216 RC, Discaya said.*CPG



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