NAGA CITY --- Electric consumers under the area coverage of the Camarines Sur II Electric Cooperative (Casureco II) Inc., should expect rotational brownouts during the summer season particularly in the months of March and April due to low power reserves, an official of the electric cooperative said.
Rinner Bucay, Casureco II spokesman, said that the local power firm is one of the electric cooperatives in Luzon and the Visayas, which will experience rotational brownout as a result of the preventive maintenance of the power generating plants of the electric suppliers of Casureco II.
Bucay said Casureco II’s power suppliers include San Miguel Power Corporation, A.E.S Power Corporation, Bicol Mini Hydro, and the Wholesale Electricity Stock Market.
Aside from the revolving power interruptions, electric consumers are told to expect an increase of 80 centavos up to one peso per kilowatt hour during the summer months. The spike in the cost of electricity is attributed to the expected high demand and low supply of electricity during the period.
Once power supply has returned to normal level, the increase in the rate per kilowatt hour is also expected to decrease, Bucay said.
The management of Casureco II urged its over 100,000 customers to practice energy conservation for the coming summer season.
Casureco II covers the towns of Minalabac, Canaman, Tinambac, Siruma, Pili, Bombon, Milaor, Calabanga, and Naga City.