Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Akelco, may increase rates in the coming months

Written by Jay-Ar Arante

The Aklan Electric Cooperative (Akelco) may increase their electricity rates in the coming months.

This is if the NGCP won’t be able to finish their repairs on the transmission lines damaged by Yolanda.

If this will be the case, Akleco will continue to obtain electricity  from the GBPC or Global Business Power Corporation, a diesel power plant in Nabas, Aklan which presently provides electricity to Malay and Boracay.

Meanwhile, based on Akleco’s advisory, their rate could reach up to 13.87 pesos per kilowatt hour, as the GBPC power plant uses crude oil.

In line with this, Akleco encourages its consumers to be thrifty enough with electricity usage.

Akelco has been purchasing electricity from different power suppliers for a continuous service for their clients.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

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