Written by Jay-ar M. Arante
The Aklan Electric Cooperative (AKELCO) firmly stated that they did not increase power rate after typhoon Yolanda or Haiyan.
This was after some consumers complained at their establishment. The complaint was allegedly due to the increase of the consumers’ electric bill in the previews month despite the loss of electric supply because of the mentioned typhoon.
According to Engineer Jeffrey Inson of AKELCO Substation Boracay, their charge on electric bill is based on the electric meter of every household and establishment in the Island of Boracay.
Inson explained that Boracay did not lose electric supply for the whole month and that the supply came from NGCP-PPC from the town of Nabas which has a higher power rate.
He said this was the reason electric bill of consumers increased even if the electric supply was just rotational in the month of November and December.
Meanwhile, Inson clarified that changing of electric meter destroyed during typhoon Yolanda is for free.
He said that the meter just needs to be brought to their office to be replaced with a new one.
On the other hand, electric supply for the province of Aklan has been 100 percent returned to normal after the repair and general cleaning which they held in the previews year.
Translated/Edited by Rodel J. Abalus