THE Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) will charge an additional P0.2857 per kilowatt hour for its June 2015 billing for residential consumers.

Ceneco General Manager Chuchie Destriza said in a press statement Wednesday that the residential rate this month is P9.8364 per kWh from last month’s P9.5507 per kWh.

Destriza said the increase in Ceneco’s effective rate can be mainly attributed to the adjustments in the generation system charge and average transmission charge, which show an increase of 3.87 percent and 4.39 percent respectively, from the previous month.

Also, the adjustment was due to the cooperative’s increase in demand resulting to higher exposure to Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) as well as its demand charges by National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP).

Destriza said that generation and transmission charges are billed by both the power supplier and transmission service provider.

For residential consumers with energy consumption of 100 kWhs, Ceneco will charge an additional of P28.57.

Meanwhile, Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative (Noceco), which serves the cities and municipalities in southern Negros, also implemented a power rate increase of P1.0492 per kWh for June for residential use. From P8.7668 per kWh in May, the rate is now P9.8160 per kWh.

Noceco General Manager Jonas Discaya said the main cause of higher electricity rates this month is the P0.8573 per kWh adjustment in the generation charge.

He added that transmission and system loss charges also registered increases of P0.0822 per kWh and P0.1240 per kWh, respectively.

Discaya said that like Ceneco, Noceco does not earn from these pass-through charges, the largest of which is the generation charge.

The payment for generation charge goes to the power suppliers, he added.