The Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) that operates and
governs the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) adjusted yesterday the
Visayas electric cooperatives’ September bills after the latter’s lodging of
protest moves against "the unexplained and abrupt increase by as much as P4 per
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Atty. Dan Pondevilla, general manager of Manapla-based Northern Negros
Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NONECO, formerly VRESCO) told Negros Daily Bulletin
(NDB) last night that his office received a revised and adjusted PEMC-WESM
September billing that reduced by 50 the sudden increase in the September bill.
Pondevilla said the rate increase prior to yesterday’s 50 percent adjustment
could have resulted to a billing for each NONECO consumer of about P13.90 per
kWh from just about P10/kWh.
"I am checking with other electric cooperatives in the Visayas if their
September bills were also adjusted and reduced. Even with the 50 percent
reduction, still the rates are too high and we, with other power coops will
review this new adjustment," he told NDB.