Power consumers in General Santos City and nearby South Cotabato and Sarangani provinces are in for another relief in their power bills after local power utility South Cotabato Electric Cooperative II (Socoteco II) further reduced its basic rates by at least 39 centavos starting this month.
Vickie Fernandez, Socoteco II public relations officer, said they will reduce the area’s basic power rate to an average of P5.37 per kilowatt-hour for the month of October from last month’s P5.76 due to another reduction in the power generation and transmission charges received by the firm.
She said the P0.39 rate reduction will be incorporated in the electric bills for July of consumers within Socoteco II’s service areas. Socoteco II currently serves more than 113,000 industrial and residential connections in this city, the entire Sarangani province and the municipalities of Tupi and Polomolok in South Cotabato.
In Polomolok and Tupi towns in South Cotabato, Fernandez said the new basic rates were set at P5.3872 and P5.3882 per kwh, respectively.