‘Provide computation table for generation cost,’ Ceneco urged

May 5, 2022 by No Comments

THE Bacolod City Council has approved a resolution urging the management of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) to provide a computation table for electric generation charge and systems loss for the months of January to April 2022.The resolution, authored by Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr., was approved during the regular session of the City Council on Wednesday afternoon, May 4, 2022.Gamboa said Ceneco should provide a copy of the computation table for electric generation charge and systems loss to the City Council so they can inform the public of their additional charges being imposed to the member-consumers.“They should also explain the generation system charges because it’s an additional burden to the consumers,” he said.Gamboa noted that Section 23 of Republic Act 9136 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (Epira) and Section 4 (h), Rule 7 of the Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of the Epira provide that a Distribution Utility (DU) shall supply electricity in the least of cost manner to its captive market within its franchise area, subject to collection of retail rates duly approved by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).“I found out that the generation system charge from January 2022 compared to April 2022 has increased to almost doubled from 4.0891 per kilowatt hour to 7.346 per kilowatt hour for residential consumers,” Gamboa said.Gamboa said it is proper for Ceneco to update and explain recent increases in electrical general system charges.The official said he is hopeful that Ceneco will answer their request for the benefits of the public.Ceneco caters to the largest number of electric consumers in the cities of Bacolod, Bago, Talisay and Silay, and towns of Murcia and Don Salvador Benedicto.