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Zamcelco out to prove their critics wrong?

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HOW true that NEA issued last Friday (July 6) a show-cause order to Zamcelco’ stop brass, as to why they fail to address its reported high system’s loss that even reaches now up to between 23% to 25% high?

My mole told me that the issue is now a hot item in most media outlets, here.

I got wind of it only last Saturday, and now I’m asking Zamcelco if indeed this is correct.

I need to get it from the horse’s mouth, so to speak.

Before that supposed news reached me, I got this very encouraging report that Zamcelco is even loaded with its power supply providers at their cheapest, compared to what they’re nominating from Western Mindanao Power Corp.(WMPC) based in our Brgy. Sangali. WMPC’s rate is pegged the highest at P 8/kwh as Zamcelco gets cheaper its fuel from state-run PSALM based in Lanao del Norte where they draw their hydro power from the Maria Cristina falls at P3/kwh; from coal-powered San Miguel at P6/kwh and from solar-powered Enfinity at P6/kwh, as well.

In-fact, according to its board Pres. Omar Sahi, this could even be a blessing in disguise when their spat with WMPC came, as they can decrease their power supply with them from its initial 50% down to 30% right now. Sahi said, the 20% cut deficit they incur with WMPC is now being offset at a much cheaper cost by PSALM whose power supply load given to Zamcelco is now up from 25% to 35%. Likewise, San Miguel has increased its power supply allocation to us from 25% to 35%, as well. Enfinity ups its power load for Zamcelco from 10% to 20% right now.”This is a very good development on our part, because we’re getting cheaper energy cost from them. And, because we get cheaper energy from them, there’s a big possibility that we can also decrease our generating cost in all the billings of our member-consumers,” Sahi said. Zamcelco OIC Engr. Ed Ancheta bolstered Sahi’s views, as he stated,”When we have cheaper energy costs,we can also adjust our generating cost billed to our member-consumers. That shows, they (member-consumers) will pay less also.”

When asked from Sahi of their rebid prospect after there was failure of bidding with Meralco, he said indeed it started off well that even surprised them. “In-fact, Jun, of the two that expressed their willingness to participate, one, which is the Crown Holdings, already acquired their bidding documents when they paid its cost in the amount of P300,000. This is a very good sign, Jun.” Sahi delightfully remarked. “We’re very hopeful that finally we have the IMC with one of them,” Sahi announced.

Now, another good news, according to Zamcelco, is that our power coop here won’t be held hostage anymore by any of these IPS(Independent Power Suppliers) of theirs, as NGCP has already installed in place its capacitor bank in Pitogo, Brgy. Maasin in the west-coast. Its completion came only last June, according to Zamcelco.

“Hinde na sila puede pa man hostage mas kanaton (They can no longer hostage us), cay ya instola ya el NGCP di-ila capacitor bank alli na Pitogo. Bien grande ayuda ste canaton. We’re no longer at their mercywhen they could just tell us this much we had to nominate, like what the WMPC was doing to us before, until finally we have now the NGCP’s capacitor bank well in place,” Sahi quipped. Sahi and WMPC were at loggerheads when the latter demanded Zamcelco to settle its back accounts of P300 million as they threatened to curtail power supply by July 5, if failed. Sahi claimed WMPC breached their gentlemen’s agreement not to go public of their impending arrears amounting that much, as Zamcelco pledged to pay them in staggering basis, albeit Zamcelco is cash-strapped. “But, they broke it,” Sahi expressed his utter disgust.

This is its sad part if true. NEA, accordingly, threatens to take over Zamcelco if its top brass can’t well respond, or give any justifiable reason in their required response to NEA’s reported show-cause order. Let’s cross our fingers whichever, it’ll still redound for the general welfare of all our hundred thousand member-consumers, here. Hoping as well that our Zamcelco top brass can weather the latest storm that slams them. Good luck Zamcelco, for our own sake in La Bella. (30)




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