There was a slight increase in the residential rates of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative this month.
Maria Agnes Claro, officer-in-charge of the Office of the General Manager, said yesterday there was a difference of P0.0486 per kilowatt hour (kWh) in its residential rate this billing month, from last month’s rate of P10.5943 per kWh to P10.6429 per kWh.
Claro said the hike was attributed to the increase in the generation, transmission, and system loss charges.
She said that the pass-through charges, equivalent to P9.4563 per kWh of the total power rate, include the generation and transmission charges, Energy Regulatory Commission-approved adjustments, government subsidies, and taxes.
Only 1.1866 per kWh of the power rate goes to Ceneco through the distribution, supply, metering, and reinvestment fund for sustainable capital expenditure for its administrative and operational services.
Claro also advised the Ceneco consumers to look at their kilowatt-hour consumption and not the amount when monitoring their monthly electricity usage.
Ceneco, which serves the cities of Bacolod, Bago, Talisay, and Silay, and the towns of Murcia and Salvador Benedicto, reminded its consumers to conserve energy to avoid paying high electricity bills.
Earlier, the power coop said it has suspended its disconnection services until August 31.*
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