Monday, December 16, 2013

AKELCO, won’t increase electric rates like MERALCO

Written by Mackie Pajarillo

The Aklan Electic Cooperative (AKELCO) will not be increasing their electricity rates.

This is what Engr. Joel Martinez, Assistant General Manager for Akleco Engineering Department said in line with the public speculations that it would increase its rates just like what happened in Manila.

Although AKELCO has previously announced that they will have spiking rates these coming months, Martinez clarified that this will only be temporary .

He said that if the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines or NGCP’s power supply will go back to normal, so does the regular rates in the province, particularly in Boracay.

NGCP’s supply was cut off due to the super typhoon, and the electric supply for Boracay, Buruanga, Caticlan and the whole Malay comes from a Diesel Power Plant.

Meanwhile, Manila Electric Company or MERALCO increases rates this December due to the use of diesel fuel from power plants brought along by the shutting down of the Malampaya Natural Gas Facility.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

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