Under an Order issued April 17, 2023 by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Chairman Monalisa Dimalanta, the electric cooperative CASURECO II is obliged to implement lower power rates in its area of coverage.
This piece of good news for CASURECO II consumers was disclosed today by City Mayor Nelson Legacion in his Facebook account, following his conversation with the ERC Chairman and CEO.
Mayor Legacion said the coop should cut electricity rates to P10-11 per kwh or lower. CASURECO II was also ordered to refund the excess collection on power bills beginning May 26, 2015 up to the last billing.
The mayor’s post on the social media platform reads:
“Obligado na an CASURECO II na ibaba an power rate sa area coverage kaini sa Naga, Pili, Minalabac, Canaman, Milaor, Magarao, Bombon, Calabanga, Tinambac asin Siruma sang-ayon sa April 17, 2023 ERC Order na pirmado ni Chairman Monalisa Dimalanta.
“Dapat tulos-tulos P10-P11 per kwh na lang an bayadan sa kuryente o kaya mas mababa pa!
Sinusugo man an CASURECO II na i-refund an sobrang bayad sa kuryente poon Mayo 26, 2015 sagkod sa pinakahuring bill bago marecibe an nasabing ERC Order.
“Pinasalamatan po ni Chairman Mona an saindong lingkod sa ginibo ta sa kasong ini. An satuya man pong dakulang pagpapasalamat ki Chairman Mona asin sa gabos na naging parte sa kalakawan na ini!”
Order, ERC Case No. 2023-009 SC and 2023-010 SC, In Re: Violation of Republic Act No. 9136, Rules And Regulations, Resolution, (Violation of Section 1, Article VI of the Guidelines for the Recovery of Cost for the Generation Component of Distribution Utilities Rates (Guidelines)), and (Violation of Section 2, Article II of ERC Resolution No. 16, Series of 2009, entitled “A Resolution Adopting the Rules Governing the Automatic Cost Adjustment and True-Up Mechanisms and Corresponding Confirmation Process for Distribution Utilities (OU Rules)), Camarines Sur II Electric Cooperative Inc. (CASURECO II), Respondent