Davao Light hikes power rate

Subscribe Now February 28, 2012 at 09:58am

The Davao Light and Power Co. (DLPC) announced an increase in its generation charge starting this month. DLPC assistant vice president for Corporate Communications Ross Luga said the hike in rate was due to the shift of the Time of Use (TOU) rates from wet to the more expensive dry season rates. Luga also said the dryseason rate runs from January to June and the wet-season rate starts from July to December every year. But the dry-season rate is reflected in the customers' bill from February to July and the other is August to January.

He said the generation charge increased from P 3.5433/kWh in January to P 3.7709/kWh in February reflecting an increase of P 0.2276/kWh . However, the transmission charge for residential customers will drop by P 0.0665/kWh due to lower ancillary charges compared to last month. For a residential customer whose consumption is 175 kWh, the increase will be about P 29.41. The generation and transmission are pass-through charges for Davao Light and merely recovers its costs, he said.PNA

Source: goldstardailynews.com

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