|Expect higher electric bill by January 2014|
|Friday, 20 December 2013 11:16|
The city’s electric consumers are expected to pay higher for their electricity consumption starting January next year.
This as the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) in a decision dated August 12, 2013 approved the Universal Charge-Missionary Electrification (UC-ME) true tune adjustment of P4,650,702,389.76 and cash incentive Rate of P0.0017/kWh for Renewable Energy Developer (RE Developer).
Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco) newly installed General Manager Engr. George G. Ledesma disclosed that in the ERC Clarificatory Order, ERC stated that all distribution utilities (DU’s), the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and the National Power Corpora’ion (NPC} are hereby directed to implement said decision.
Ledesma explained that in Zamcelco’s existing rates being billed to its member-consumers, the UC ME is pegged at P.1163/kWh based on ERC decision of August 1, 2011 under ERC Case No. 2011-074 RC.
With the new ERC decision, Ledesma said an additional of P0.0017/kWh will be billed by Zamcelco to rnember-consumers thereby bringing a total UC-ME to P0.1180/kWh effective January 2014 billing period.
Meanwhile, Zamcelco announced that during the celebration of Christmas Holidays, it will not be accepting bill payments on December 24, 25 and 31, 2013.
The following Zamcelco collection outlets will be open on December 30, 2013 (Monday) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1. Zamcelco Main Office collection outlets
2. San Jose Gusu Sub-Office collection outlet
3. Sta Maria Sub-Office collection outlet
4. Ayala Sub-Office collection outlet
5. Sangali Sub-Office collection outlet
6. Southway Mall Collection Outlet