KAELCO revenue grows
CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga– The Kalinga-Apayao Electric Cooperative’s (KAELCO’s) gross sales revenue grew by 8.5 percent from Php364 million in 2017 to Php398 million in 2018.
OIC General Manager Dominic Ayaen reported during this year’s general assembly that the operation of the electric cooperative continues to improve and has accomplished much in rendering services to the communities and to consumers.
Ayaen said 2,011 households were connected to the main grid in 2018 bringing the total to 52,211, or an increase of 3.8% from the 50,200 in 2017.
With the growing commercial use of electricity, KAELCO has filed with the Energy Regulatory Commission for an emergency capital expenditure for the installation of a 20 to 25 MVA power plant to solve under voltage.
Ayaen said inspection of household connections against pilferers is continuing with the assistance of the regional inspectorate team simultaneous with line clearing efforts to lower systems losses. Stealing electricity through illegal connection and or tampered meters is punishable by law with a penalty of imprisonment from 6 to 12 years and/or a fine ranging from Php10,000 to Php20,000. **JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga