Daily Star logoTop Stories
Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Front Page
Negros Oriental
Star Business
Opinion
Sports
Police Beat
Star Life
People & Events
Eguide
Events
Schedules
Obituaries
Congratulations
Classified Ads
 
Electricity rate hike up soon
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Power rates of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative in Bacolod City  are expected to go up next month.

That is because the current 20 megawatts of power it is purchasing from the Kepco-Salcon coal-fired power plant in Cebu at a commissioning rate of P1.59 centavos per kilowatt hour will be P5.01 per kwh when the plant starts commercial operations, Norman Pollentes, CENECO Corporate Planning Division chief, said yesterday.

Ceneco’s contract with Kepco states that the commercial operations of the plant will start in mid March, but they have been told that this will start on February 28, he said.

Pollentes said he could not say yet how much more CENECO consumers will have to pay per kilowatt hour since the cooperative purchases its power needs from different sources.

He said 20 megawatts of the power used by CENECO comes from Kepco, while the rest comes from other sources, which include Leyte geothermal power plant.

The CENECO coverage area consumes a maximum of 115 megawatts a day, he said.*CPG

 

 

 

back to top

Google
 
Web www.visayandailystar.com
Front Page | Opinion | Negros Oriental | Business | Sports
Star Life | People & Events| Archives | Advertise
Top Stories
ButtonChurch shows crowd power, steps up fight versus RH bill
ButtonAnti-drug mule drive set
ButtonElectricity rate hike up soon
ButtonSanitary landfill construction on
ButtonSquatters seek relocation help
ButtonDILG holds orientation for barangay officials
ButtonHelp sought for courts
ButtonGuv seeks authority to ink agreement