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Bong Atilano breaks silence on Zamcelco

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DIST. 1 Councilor Bong Atilano said on Tuesday he’s not in favor of NEA taking over Zamcelco. Atilano who chairs the council committee on Energy stressed it’s not advisable for NEA’s takeover of our power coop just because it’s financially in the red. “Does NEA have the managerial skills to manage our power coop?”Atilano inquired. Atilanowas board President of Zamcelco prior to entering politics—lost 2 times, but later on won hands-down when he landed no. 4 in the council race for district 1 in the May 2016 local polls here. His unsolicited advice to his former colleagues in our power coop is this, “Do your own. Don’t mind those from the outside who know nothing but sow intrigues only.”

He said Zamcelco, whether they like it or not, needs WMPC, “Because they forged a contract with WMPC, and it’s binding. Whether they nominate 50, 30 or what, Zamcelco has to pay its capacity fee.” He stressed, “Any contracted power, whether being used or not, Zamcelco is duty-bound to pay under the contract.”

How about IMC issue? Atilano said if any failure with Meralco resulted, Zamcelco is to blame. He said if ever dillydallying happened as its likely cause, Zamcelco can’t wash its hands from it. He said Zamcelco shouldn’t have succumbed to pressures coming from outside, but should have its own strong will to pursue what its plans are for the good of the coop, as it has the expertise to make things happen for the good of our power coop that redounds for  the welfare of its member-consumers.

When asked about the SRPI issue, Atilano snapped, “What about?”

Atilano explained that SRPI has promised to help Zamcelco produce 100 megawatts to augment the city’s required daily power consumption to peg as high as 150 megawatts. “What SRPI has been waiting is for Zamcelco to put already in place its needed IMC. That’s what SRPI is after. But, until now, there’s no IMC to boast of, on their part. Whose fault is this, tell me?”

He’s now asking the status of Zamcelco’s modular gen-sets that it acquired purportedly to help improve its power supply delivery to its whole member-consumers. The expensive 16 modular gen-setswere procured by Zamcelco after his tenure as its board president some years ago (Was it five, six or seven years ago, Councilor Atilano? Not sure, I’m sorry).

Now, on the capacitor bank that NGCP has just installed sometime in June this year, Atilano said such capacitor bank set up by  NGCP in Pitogo, is indeed effective to help Zamcelco while on its maximum level. But, when its voltage goes down, NGCP’s newly-installed capacitor bank in the west-coast, is without use, at all, Atilano pointed out.

“Again, I’m not in favor of NEA’s takeover of Zamcelco,” the neophyte city legislator from Brgy. Ayala brusquely stated.  (By Jun Feliciano) (30)




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