The Kepco SPC Power Corp. yesterday said the Central Negros Electric Cooperative is simply following the Rules of Practice and Procedure promulgated by the Energy Regulatory Commission in the collection of the P0.0817 per kilowatt-hour differential billing that has long been payable to KSPC.
“We at KSPC adhere to the rule of law in all our dealings. We are glad that Ceneco also respects the rule of law that governs the power industry,” Julius Reyes, KSPC marketing department assistant manager, said in a press release yesterday.
After the ERC letter dated February 12, 2018, Ceneco is now fully clarified on the issue of the implementation of the ERC decision and the collection of the differential billing, he added.
On June 27, ERC issued a decision “authorizing Ceneco to recover from its consumers P232,010,090 at a monthly rate of P0.0817/kWh for 50 months, or until such time that the full amount shall have been recovered”. The amount represented KSPC’s differential billing with Ceneco, covering the period July 26, 2011 to November 25, 2013, the press release said.
In October last year, Ceneco sought clarification from the ERC on the date of effectivity of the implementation of the decision.
The Social Action Center of the Diocese of Bacolod and Romeo Lavilla Sr. filed separate motions for reconsideration before the ERC, asking it to reverse its decision.
KSPC wrote to ERC, inquiring on the implementation of the decision, pending the MRs.
In her letter dated February 12, 2018 addressed to KSPC and copy furnished Ceneco, ERC chairperson and chief executive officer Agnes Devanadera, citing the ERC Rules of Practice and Procedure, said “the decision rendered by the Commission immediately takes effect upon the date specified therein or upon the lapse of the 15-day period upon receipt of the copy thereof where no MR has been filed.”
Ceneco implemented the decision and started the recovery of P0.0817/kWh effective the April 2018 billing, the press release added.*
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