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• Applicant must secure approve electrical permit for service connection from local government units/agencies:
a) Office of the Building Official (OBO) - Bacolod
b) Bacolod Housing Authority (BHA) – for socialized housing unit
c) City/Municipal Engineer’s Office – for CENECO Sub-offices
1. Applicant is encourage to visit CENECO first before starting and securing electrical permit for service connection to be properly advised on the installation of service entrance and prescribed location of metering facilities accessible to meter reading and maintenance of CENECO.
2. BHA applicants are required to submit:
(a) Certification from the developer,
(b) Line wiring diagram, and
(c) Vicinity map/location sketch.
• Authorized representative of OBO and BHA shall endorse approved electrical permits for service connection to the
Member-Consumers Services Section (MCSS)/ Member-Consumers Services (MCS) Coordinator.
MCS Coordinator shall check and encode electrical permits for service connection.
Electrical permit with 3-phase service connection/large size of service entrance wire shall be endorse to Systems Planning Division of the Engineering Department for load evaluation.
• Applicant shall request inspection of his/her electrical permit for service connection and must provide contact number.
- MCS Coordinator checks the location sketch specified in the electrical permit/plan.
If possible MCS Coordinator requires a clear sketch (with landmark as reference) on the proposed site/location of installation.
- Gives checklist/requirements for service connection to the applicant.
- Informs the applicant that the actual service entrance installation shall conform with the approved electrical permit/plan. Such installation shall be done before the inspection of CENECO service installation inspector.
- After the orientation seminar, the applicant will be informed of the scheduled date of inspection. Also, the applicant is advised that his/her representative or private electrician must be present during inspection of CENECO.
- Informs the applicant that payment of service connection fees shall be done after inspection. Payment for such fees shall be based on the size of service entrance wire specified in the electrical permit and actual installation.
• CENECO Service Installatiion Inspector conducts field inspection on the service entrance installation. An inspection advice shall be given to the applicant/representative as to the result of inspection. If technical installation is approved, applicant is advised to process the service application and ready for payment the following day after inspection. If the application does not meet the technical requirements for service connection, the applicant is advised of the necessary changes and/or corrections. Instruction/drawing is given to the applicant for proper correction of his private electrician. Said applicant shall then inform CENECO if such correction has been made and shall request for a reinspection.
1. If no service entrance is installed upon inspection, the service application shall be return to OBO.
2. If the size of service entrance wire installed does not conform in the electrical permit/plan, the service application shall be return to OBO for correction.
• Applicant visits CENECO to process the service application and pay the fees for service connection:
- MCS Coordinator interview the applicant and submit the required documents
- Personally fill-up the application for service connection
- Clearance from Accounts Servicing Division of unpaid account, if any
- Clearance from Apprehension Section
- If approved electrical permit is Reconnection, clearance from the Meter Laboratory if proper endorsement of previous kwhr meter was made
- MCS Coordinator shall issue service order for payment of service connection fees. Payment of such fees is based on the actual size of service entrance wire as shown below.
- Issue laminated membership ID
- Sign the CENECO electric service contract.
Submit the following required documents for service application if approved after inspection and ready for payment.
a. 1 pc. – 1 x 1 picture
b. Certificate of Attendance to Consumers’ Orientation Seminar – photocopy
c. Any of the following documents as proof of ownership:
(a) Lot Title (TCT),
(b) Deed of Absolute Sale,
(c) Deed of Donation,
(d) Deed Assumption,
(e) Deed of Heirship,
(f) Certification if the property is acquired from the Bank/Pag-ibig/GSIS/SSS
d. If the applicant resides in a private lot/property, submit Certification from the lot owner to allow the applicant to have an electric service connection.
e. Informal settler shall secure Certification as proof of Right to Occupy from government-owned properties
(a) Brgy. Captain,
(b) Bacolod Housing Authority Head (BHA) – if awardee in a relocation site,
(c) President (Home-owners’ Assocation covered by Community Mortgage Program (CMP).
f. If the name of the applicant is a corporation, submit Board Resolution or Secretary’s Certificate,
authorizing the representative of the company/business establishment to sign the CENECO documents particularly the application for service connection and electric service contract.
g. If the name of the applicant is a business entity (single proprietorship and/or partnership), submit photocopy of business permit.
h. If the applicant is a lessee, submit photocopy of duly notarized Contract of Lease. The applicant and building/apartment owner shall sign the CENECO electric service contract.
i. Valid ID of the applicant/authorized representative (ex. SSS, GSIS, Driver’s License, Postal, Voter’s ID, Senior Citizen, School/Company) – photocopy
j. Fill-up application and Sign the CENECO electric service contract.
k. Payment of service connection fees.
Other documents shall be submitted by the applicant as recommended/required by CENECO service installation inspector and MCS Coordinator duly notarized by a lawyer:
- Authority to tap on a private steel pole
- Waiver of Rights
- Special Power of Attorney (SPA)
- Affidavit of Undertaking
- Certification not to use welding machine (for temporary construction lightings application).
• MCS Coordinator shall process paid electrical permits for service connection.
- Assign account number for every paid permit for service connection (new).
- Submit service orders with attached electrical permit to Service Installation and Retirement Section (SIRS) of the Engineering Department for installation.
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• The new owner/applicant shall apply for a change of billing name at CENECO Office - Member-Consumers Services Section (MCSS).
a. Must submit photocopy of electric bill and provide exact location sketch of the residence/commercial establishment.
A checklist of documentary requirements for such change shall be given to the applicant.
b. Attend a Consumers’ Orientation Seminar (Certificate of Attendance is given to the applicant after the seminar) after which the applicant is inform on the schedule date of inspection.
• CENECO Service Installation Inspector shall conduct field inspection on the aforementioned site to establish proof of ownership.
• If approved after inspection, the new owner shall be required:
- Submit a photocopy of any of the following:
(1) Lot Title (TCT),
(2) Deed of Absolute Sale,
(3) Deed of Donation,
(4) Deed of Assumption and/or
(5) Certification if the property is acquired from the Bank/PAG-IBIG/GSIS/SSS.
- Submit 1 pc. – latest 1 x 1 picture
- Submit a photocopy of valid ID (ex. SSS, GSIS, Driver’s License, Postal, Voter’s ID, Senior Citizen, School/Company
- If the new owner/applicant is a corporation, submit Board Resolution / Secretary’s Certificate, authorizing its representative/applicant to sign the CENECO electric service contract.
- If the applicant is a lessee, submit photocopy of duly notarized Contract of Lease. The new owner/applicant and the building owner shall sign the CENECO electric service contract and have it notarized.
• Fill-up the application for service connection form and sign the CENECO electric service contract.
• Payment of Fees:
a. Membership Fee – P5.00,
b. Laminated CENECO ID – P75.00
c. Notarial Fee – P100.00
The applicant/new owner has the option to have the service contract notarized by CENECO’s lawyer or his/her own lawyer. The notarized contract must be submitted to CENECO.
• Change of billing name request shall be forwarded to Billing Section to effect such change.
• Other requests of the new owner for a change of billing name:
(a) With approved electric permit for reconnection/upgrading of service entrance, submit any of the following requirements to effect such change:
(1) Lot Title (TCT),
(2) Deed of Absolute Sale,
(3) Deed of Donation,
(4) Deed of Assumption and/or
(5) Bank Certification or
(5) Letter from the Building Owner to change the billing name of the previous tenant and submit photocopy of Contract of Lease.
(b) If the registered consumer (electric billing name) is in the name of a deceased parent,grandparent or relative,
the applicant shall submit photocopy of death certificate and Affidavit of Undertaking to absolve CENECO from whatever claims,
disputes or conflicts in the future, hence assuming sole responsibility for such claims, disputes or conflicts with CENECO
in connection with his/her electrical connection.
(c) The new owner is not allowed to request for a change of billing name if the billing name/registered consumer is an awardee of the Bacolod Housing Authority (BHA) relocation site. The lot award/assignment is not transferable.
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1. Only the registered consumer is allowed to apply for the retirement of electric service for the following reason:
(a) Demolition of house/commercial establishment,
(b) Transfer of residence
(c) Cessation from using the particular electric service.
CENECO has the right to effect immediate retirement of electric service if there is a court decision/order.
2. CENECO Service Installation Inspector shall conduct field inspection.
3. If approved after inspection, the consumer fills-up service retirement form. If the consumer is a lessee, the building owner shall sign the service retirement order for approval of such request.
4. MCS Coordinator shall then endorse the retirement order to Service Installation and Retirement Section (SIRS) for the removal of electric service.
5. Private transformer of industrial (big load) consumer shall be subject for inspection of the Systems Planning Division (SPD) of the Engineering Department before pull-out.
6. Refund of meter/bill deposit shall be done after pull-out of meter. The original copy of the official receipt for payment of meter/bill deposit shall be submitted to Member-Consumers Service Section (MCSS) to process such refund. Unpaid bills of the consumer, if any, shall be deducted from the meter/bill deposit.
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1. For Residential Senior Citizen Customers:
a. The monthly residential consumption
must not exceed one hundred (100) kwhs.
b. The kilowatt-hour meter of the residing senior citizen must have been registered in his/her name for a period of not less than one (1) year, before discount can be granted.
c. Only one (1) senior citizen per household can avail of the discount regardless of the senior citizens residing therein.
d. The senior citizen should apply for the senior citizen discount personally or through an authorized representative and must submit the following documentary requirements:
1. Proof of age and citizenship –
a. Birth Certificate or any proof of birth; or
b. Valid Senior Citizen’s Identification Card issued by the Office of Senior Citizen’s Affairs (OSCA) in the city or municipality where the elderly resides; or
c. Philippine passport or any government identification card showing proof of age and citizenship (ex. Driver’s License, Voter’s ID, SSS/GSIS, PRC Card, Postal ID).
2. Proof of residence –
a. Barangay Certificate; or
b. Duly notarized Affidavit of two (2) disinterested persons who have known the senior citizen for not less than one (1) year.
3. Proof of billing –
a. Copy of electric bill issued in the name of the senior citizen.
4. Proof of authority (if a representative) –
a. Valid identification card of the representative; and/b>
b. Authorization letter duly signed or thumb-marked by the senior citizen end-user which shall be valid only for a period of one (1) year from the date of issuance.
e. If approved after inspection, applicant is advised to process said application and submit all required documents.
2. For Senior Citizens Centers and Residential Care Facilities/institutions or Group Homes:
a. The senior citizens centers and residential care facilities/institutions
or group homes operators must submit photocopy of the approved Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) accreditation.
b. The facility must have been in operation for at least six (6) months and must have a separate meter for said utilities/services.
c. Representative of senior citizen center/care facilities shall request for inspection at CENECO office and submit photocopy of latest electric bill.
d. If approved after inspection, applicant/representative is advised to process said application and submit the required documents.
RENEWAL OF APPLICATIONS FOR THE SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNTS – Senior citizen end-users availing of the senior citizen discount must renew their application with CENECO ANNUALLY to ensure that they remain eligible for the said benefits.
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- ABOUT US
- BRIEF HISTORY
- MISSION & VISION
- CORPORATE SONG
- OPERATING DATA
- COVERAGE AREAS
- ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
- OUTREACH PROGRAMS
The Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) is one of the 119 electric cooperatives in the Philippines. It was incorporated on February 24, 1975 in Bacolod City, in the Province of Negros Occidental.
CENECO initially serviced Silay City; on May 16, 1976, it took over the electric system of the Municipality of Murcia. On June 1978, with the help of the national government, CENECO purchased and took over the A. S. Diaz Electric service (ASDES) which served Bacolod City and Talisay. The following year, on June 1979, CENECO took over the Bago Electric System and Ma-ao Electric System in Bago City.
At this time, CENECO's generating units were hard-pressed to keep up with the load demand of its coverage area. CENECO had to resort to load shedding, which included scheduled brownouts. The power shortage was relieved with the coming of the power barge from the National Power Corporation on June 16, 1981. This was stationed along Bacolod's Reclamation Area Project and augmented CENECO's electric power supply.
Beginning July 4, 1984, the Palinpinon Geothermal Power Plant started supplying power to CENECO. The plant, located in Brgy. Palinpinon not far from Dumaguete City, became the main source of power for Negros Island. It supplied CENECO, VRESCO, NOCECO, NORECO I and NORECO II.
CENECO suffered a major loss in its operations with the coming of Typhoon Ruping in November 1991. Almost half of CENECO's electric poles had to be replaced or repaired due to damage. The work was so extensive that normal operation was restored the following year in February.
Other typhoons also contributed their share to the damage and to the losses of the cooperative. Typhoon Puring in 1994 and Typhoon Pepang in 1995 caused setbacks to CENECO's efforts to recover.
In late 2001, CENECO was padlocked by the Bacolod City government over the cooperative's tax-exempt status, resulting in non-payment of franchise and other taxes, a dispute that was resolved with the intervention of the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the National Electrification Administration, which restored the status quo until the Supreme Court reaches a final decision.
The passage of R.A. 9136, otherwise known as the EPIRA 2001 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act, has restructured the power situation in the country. This act has, among others, allowed the participation of the Independent Power Producers, the privatization of the National Power Corporation, and required the cooperatives and private distribution utilities to unbundle their power rates.
Brief History of CENECO
The Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO), was incorporated on February 24, 1975 in Bacolod City. The incorporating members of the Board of Directors are Plaridel G. Villadelgado, Jose V. Ramos, Fortunato D. Santiago, Pedro L. De Oca, Jr. and Manuel H. Celis, Jr.
CENECO initially serviced Silay city. On May 16, 1976, it took over the electric System of the Municipality of Murcia. In June 1978, with the help of the national government, CENECO purchased and took over the A. S. Diaz Electric service (ASDES) which served Bacolod City and Talisay. The following year, in June 1979, CENECO took over the Bago Electric System and Ma-ao Electric System in Bago City.
At this time CENECO's generating units were hard-pressed to keep up with the load demand of its coverage area. CENECO had to resort to load shedding which included scheduled brownouts. The power shortage was relieved with the coming of the Power Barge from the National Power Electrification on June 16, 1981. This was stationed along Bacolod's Reclamation Area Project and augmented CENECO's electric power supply.
Beginning July 4, 1984, the Palinpinon Geothermal Power Plant (PGPP) started supplying power to CENECO. The PGPP, located in Brgy. Palinpinon not far from Dumaguete City, became the main source of power for Negros Island. It supplied CENECO, VRESCO, NOCECO, NORECO I and NORECO II.
With the power situation stabilized and with the increasing number of members, they clamored for more representation in the Board of Directors. The General Assembly increased the number of Districts from five (5) to nine (9) Districts in 1987 and the first District Elections to fill up the new set-up were held the following year.
CENECO suffered a major loss in its operations with the coming of Typhoon Ruping in November, 1991. Almost half of CENECO's electric poles had to be replaced or repaired due to damage. The work was so extensive that normal operation was restored the following year in February.
Other typhoons also contributed their share to the damage and to the losses of the cooperative. Puring in 1994 and Pepang in 1995 caused setbacks to CENECO's efforts to recover.
On the political front, there was a misunderstanding with the Bacolod City government regarding the cooperative's tax-exempt status. CENECO was padlocked for non-payment of franchise and other taxes in late 2001, a dispute that was resolved with the intervention of the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the National Electrification Administration, which restored the status quo until the Supreme Court reaches a final decision.
The passage of R.A. 9136, otherwise known as the EPIRA 2001 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act, is restructuring the power situation in the country. This act has, among others, allowed the participation of the Independent Power Producers, the privatization of the National Power Corporation, and required the cooperatives and private distribution utilities to unbundle their power rates. These are all efforts to improve power services and make the power industry in the Philippines globally competitive.
Like other power distributing utilities, CENECO is aiming to be more member-consumer friendly and technically dependable in the face of growing competition.
To be the primary economic driver for community development through quality service at reasonable rates.
The preferred electricity service provider of international standards
CENECO is committed to deliver the highest quality services, most satisfied consumers and constant compliance to legal, regulatory and statutory requirements.
We shall relentlessly pursue:
1. Consumers satisfaction
2. Continuous process improvements
3. People development
4. Stakeholder satisfaction
Giving light... Creating opportunities...
Power for Me & You
We'll light your lives
We are wired with such desire
Upod kag aton kantahon
Sa tunga sang kadulom
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CENECO's Operating Data
Operating Data (January 2016)
I. DATE OF INCORPORATION & REGISTRATION:
February 24, 1975
II. DATE OF FIRST ENERGIZATION:
December 16, 1975
Corner Mabini-Gonzaga Streets, Bacolod City
IV. COOP OFFICIALS:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ATTY. ARNEL LUMAYAG LAPORE
V. NO. OF BRGYS. ENERGIZED:
158 out of 158
VI. PERCENT OF BRGYS. ENERGIZED:
100% (completed December 2006)
VII. TOTAL NO. OF HOUSE CONNECTIONS:
208,156 (as of January 2016)
VIII. ANNUAL BUDGET:
Php 7,267,416,146.09 (for the Year 2016)
IX. AVERAGE COLLECTION EFFICIENCY:
105.08% (for the Month of January 2016)
X. COVERAGE AREAS:
Bacolod, Bago, Silay & Talisay
XI. PERCENT OF ENERGIZED AREA (completed as of December 2006):
% of ELECTRIFICATION
XII. MONTHLY STATISTICAL DATA: (for January 2016)
TOTAL OPERATING REVENUE
XIII. AVERAGE SYSTEM LOSS:
12.89% (January 2016)
XIV. NO. OF EMPLOYEES (as of January 2016):
Regular / Permanent
XV. CATEGORY Triple A (AAA) Result of Year 2012 for Electric Cooperative's Overall Assessment using the Key Performance Standards (KPS)
XVI. SOURCE OF POWER:
KEPCO - SPC Power Corp. (KSPC),
XVII. SUBSTATION CAPACITY (as of January 2016):
XVIII. NUMBER OF FEEDERS:
41 FEEDERS (as of January 2016)
XIX. MEMBERSHIP (as of January 2016):
District I - Bacolod North
CENECO's Coverage Areas
AREA CODES ( updated July 2016 )
Alijis, Bacolod Girl’s Home, Prk. Pag-asa, John B. Lacson College, Pauline Village, ECC Villas, Greenplains Subd., Araneta Highway (Monark Eqpt. down to Tangub), Bel-Air Subd., Woodstock Subd., Villa Cristina Subd., Prk. 8 Baybay, Gardenville Subd., Florenceville, ManVille Subd., Akina Village, La Guadalupe Phase 2
Portion of Alijis Road (Alijis Substation to areas before Good Year), Baronessa Metal Corp., part of Greenplains Subd., Araneta Street, Magsaysay Ave. to Sugarland Hotel, Luxur Place (former Bacolod Convention Plaza and Hotel), Teleperformance, Bacolod Police Station, Goldenfield Commercial Complex, Magsungay, Henrietta Village, Airport Subd., Calong-Calong, Villa Esperanza, Palmas Del Mar, Orient Marine, Villa Servando
Alijis Road (from Alijis Substation to Murcia and Don Salvador Benedicto), Provindencia Subd., Prk. Gaisano, Celita Village, Negros Metal Corp., Cosmos Bottling, Hillside Subd., La Salle Ville, Carmen Ville, Hermelinda Homes, Pedrosa Village, St. Vincent's Subd., Paglaum Village, Manayaosayao-Gonzaga, Canlaon View Subd., Grandville Subd., Brgy. Mansilingan, Green Acres Subd., Villa Magdalene, Olympia Village, Lolita Heights, Regent Pearl-Alijis and Panaad Site, the whole municipalities of Murcia and Don Salvador Benedicto. (R14): Brgy. Alegria, Brgy. Sta. Cruz, CPAC (Central Philippine Adventist College), Country Homes, Felisa Subd., Firmville, Iglau-an
TRANSCOM, Back of Alijis Substation, Oriental & Motolite, A1 Gas, Viva, Alijis Road (from Alijis Substation to Airport Terminal), Bacolod Memorial Park, Asian Alcohol, Sasson Furniture, Jade Court II, VL Yap, Good Year and Teletech (Robinsons Metro), Lopue’s South Square
Baronnesa Metal Corporation
Mabini St. (from Libertad to San Sebastian St. including portion of Rosario St.), Bacolod City National High School, City Heights, BAC-UP 6, Espinos Village, Victorina Heights, Puentebella Subd., Rosario Heights, BM ACMA, Bakyas, JJ Gonzaga, CERES Motorpool, P & NB Subd., portion of Mansilingan, Brgy. Vista Alegre and BACIWA Vista Alegre Pumping Station, From Alijis Substation to CENECO Power Plant, from CENECO Power Plant to May Quiachon, Garces Subd., dead end of primary line at Taculing Elementary School, Golden Village, Prk. Kabulakan
New Coca - Cola Plant (Mansilingan)
ASDES - GONZAGA FEEDERS
Gonzaga (Substation – Lacson St.), Gonzaga St. (Gatuslao St. – Araneta St. & Gatuslao St. – Lacson St.), Mabini St. (Gonzaga St. – San Sebastian St.), San Sebastian St. (Mabini St. – Gatuslao St.), Gatuslao St. (San Sebastian St. – Galo St.), Luzuriaga St. (Gatuslao St. – Araneta St.), Cuadra St. (Gatuslao St. – Lacson St.), Rizal St. (Gatuslao St. – San Juan St.), Bay Center, Bishop’s Palace, San Sebastian Cathedral, DYAF – Radyo Veritas, GE Money Bank
Gonzaga Substation, Mabini St. (Gonzaga St. – San Sebastian St.), Luzuriaga St. (Mabini St. – Lacson St.), San Sebastian St. (Mabini St. – Lopez-Jaena St. & Mabini St. – Gatuslao St.), Lacson St (San Sebastian St. – Business Inn), Luzuriaga St. (Lacson St. – Gatuslao St.), Locsin St. (San Sebastian St. – Rosario St.), Libertad (from Taculing Road to Araneta), Mabini Street (San Sebastian to Lizares), Lizares Avenue (Lacson to UNO-R), Lizares Compound, NALCO Press, Araneta St. to Locsin St., Gatuslao St. (Libertad to San Sebastian), Planta Centro Bacolod Hotel & Residence, Cyber Center
Mabini St. (from CENECO to Galo St.), Galo St. (from Mabini to Gatuslao), Locsin St. (from Galo to Rizal), Nueva St., Alisbo, PLDT, Philam Life, Provincial Hospital (now Western Visayas Regional Hospital), Cordova Road, Rizal St. (Mabini St. to Lopez-Jaena & Mabini St. to Lacson), Burgos St. (from Lacson – Circumferencial Road), Burgos Public Market, WNU, Galo BBB, portion of Circumferential Road, (From Burgos – Akishola Village), Prk. Tumpok, portion of Ylac St., Villamonte, Lateral Burgos – Circumferential Road going to North, Jollibee – Lopue’s East, Bacolod Public Cemetery, Bacolod Catholic Cemetery, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Streets, Cottage Rd., LTO, Landbank, Hall Of Justice, SSS Building, 888, portion of Brgy. 9, portion of Brgy. 11, portion of Brgy. 17, Brgy. 18, Brgy. 19, portion of Brgy. 20, portion of Brgy. 21, portion of Brgy. 22, portion of Brgy. 23, portion of Brgy. 24, portion of Brgy. 26, West Negros/STI
Gonzaga (Substation – Lopez-Jaena St.), Lopez-Jaena St. (Gonzaga St. to Lopez-Jaena St. to Ceres Terminal North Drive), Galo St. (Lopez-Jaena – Mabini St.), Capitol Shopping , Portion of 6th St., Narra St. (Lopez-Jaena St. – Hervias & Lopez-Jaena St. before Negros Navigation Bldg.), Circle Inn, Malaspina St. (Lopez-Jaena St. – North Drive), North Drive (Malaspina St. – Narra Avenue), La Salle Subd., Narra Avenue (from 6th St. to Hervias Subd.), Yakal, portion of 6th St., Malaspina St. (Hilado St. to WNC), WNC Gym, Tindalo St, YLAC (Caltex – C.L. Montelibano), St. Joseph High School, Villamonte, Portion of La Salle Subd., Chinese Temple, portion of BMMC (Burgos Entrance), Lopue’s East Building, Gonzaga Subd., Morata’s Photography, Burgos St. (from Circumferential Road to Lopez Jaena), Hilado St. (Burgos-Malaspina)
Gonzaga (Substation – Lopez-Jaena St.), Lopez-Jaena St. (Gonzaga St. – Rosario St.), Luzuriaga St. (Lopez-Jaena St.– Mabini St.), Rosario St. (Lopez-Jaena St. – Doña Juliana St.), Lizares St. (Libertad St. – before UNO-R), Libertad St. (Margarita – BAC-UP 6), City Engineer’s Compound, portion of City Heights, Taculing Road (BAC-UP 6 – Garces Subd.), Taculing Court, Sanitarium Hospital, St. Francis Subd., Purok 5, Puentebella, Sta. Lucia Village, Forest Park Village, Garces Subd., THASS II, Lizares Subd., part of City Heights
Gonzaga St. (Gonzaga Substation – Lopez Jaena St.), Doña Juliana Heights Subd., Sharina Heights, Las Palmas Subd., Prk. Jardine, Prk. Cubay, East Block, Lopue's East Annex (bowling center), Patria Village, Trinity Christian School, portion of Brgy. 26, portion of Brgy., portion of 27, portion of Brgy. 28, Rio Compound
Villa Homes, Buena Park, Part of Villa San Agustin, Glenwood Subd., Villa Angela, Villa Angela Relocation Site, Regent Pearl, River Walk, Helvetia Heights, Hi Strip, Panasiatic Solutions, New Government Center (NGC)
Capitol Hills, Greensville I, II, III, Capitol Heights, PHHC, Villa San Agustin, Royal Meadows, Sto. Niño Village, Villa Estefania, Palisades, Camp A. Montelibano, Colegio de San Agustin (CSA), Patricia Homes, PNP Head Quarters, Hi Residences Condominiums, Purok Banaue, Maranatha Circumferential Road, Jack ‘n’ Jill School, Bob’s Place – portion of C.L. Montelibano Ave., Villa Fe, Prk. Sabes, Prk. Isla, Prk. Gugma, Prk. Active, Sta. Monica, Burgos Extension
From Camingawan Substation to Alangilan including Hda. Boro-Boro and Bantud, Granada, Granada Heights, Charito Heights, San Dionisio, Capitol Village, Sam Village, Sta. Fe, SMC Village, Jesusa Heights, Sunshine Valley Subd., Villa Villeta, Villa Angeles, Rolling Hills, Hda. Pedring, Villa Soledad, BACIWA Soledad Station, Abada Escay, Prk. Mayang, Prk. Pedring, Prk. Arao, Prk. Flora, Hda. Conchita, Hda. Rosario, Glendale Homes, USLS Ecopark, Hda. Carmen, Alunan Relocation Site, Boy’s Home, Sitio Balogo, Arceo, Executive, Carmela de Bacolod, Providence Negros, Stone Haven, Hda. Balabag, Granada Royal, Bantug Real Estate, Golden Gate, Prk. 12 Kabutongan
East Homes I, II, and III Subdivisions, Cityville Subdivision, Celine Homes Subdivision, Fortune Town Subdivision, Purok Pag-asa Relocation Site, Villa Alexandra, Meadows of Camelot Subdivision, Purok Villamar
HILANGBAN (BAGO) FEEDERS
Portion of Brgy Lag-asan, Brgy. Balingasag, Bago City College, Prk. Kapahuan 1 & 2, Bago City Hospital, Prk. Santan, San Esteban Phase 2, Sta. Catalina Subdivision, Brgy. Sampinit, CF1, CF2
The whole area of Bago City including San Esteban Phase 1, Brgy. Poblacion, Pta. Playa, Prk. Batad, Prk. Malipayon
Crossing Ubay, Hda. Pili, Brgy. Pacol, Brgy. Bagroy, Brgy. Sagasa, Brgy. Caridad, Brgy. Allanza, Brgy. Don Jorge Araneta (Central Ma-ao)
Lag-asan relocation site, Brgy. Napoles, Brgy. Malingin, Crossing Mining, Brgy. Ma-ao, Brgy. Bacong, Brgy. Binobuhan, Brgy. Mailum, Brgy. Ilijan, Viva Mineral Water, Buenos Aires Resort, PNOC-EDC
LOPEZ (SILAY) FEEDERS
Caneland (AIDSISA), Mansiguinon, Lantawan, Brgy. Guimbalaon, Brgy. Kapitan Ramon, Brgy. Patag, E. Lopez, Hda. Pula, Hda. Napilas 2, Sitio Hiyang2x, Tayap Proper, Patag, Hda. Caridad, Hda. Maria Conception, Hda. Camantero 3, Hda. Qinalatan
Major part of Silay Proper, Brgy. Mambulak, Brgy. Rizal, portion of Brgy. Lantad, portion of Brgys. 1,2,3 & 4
Hawaiian Central, Silay, Brgy. Balaring, Sitio Bungol, Sitio Mambag-id, Sitio Beraño, portion of Brgy. Lantad
PANAO-GAO (SILAY) FEEDERS
Mc Kinley Road (from Silay substation to Silay Airport)
From Panao-gao Substation to McKinley Gomez, Sta. Theresa Academy, Silay Institute, Equitable Bank, Ice Plant, CENECO (SFO), Sea View Subd., Highway (Sta Theresita – Sea View), Sitio Dacutan Dacu, Hofilenia Subd., Carmela Valley Silay, Hda. Consolacion, Brgy. Guinhalaran, Sea View, Buen Retiro
MOUNTAIN VIEW FEEDERS
Lopue’s Mandalagan, Bangga Subay, Portion of Sta. Clara I (Back of Lopues), Mandalagan Highway (from corner Lacson and Mt. View Road to North Drive), 25th, 26th, 27th St, Convergys and Carmelite Monastery, Sunny Ville, Bombo Radyo
La Salle Avenue, University of St. La Salle, portion of C.L. Montelibano up to Mormons including Villa Ramos Subd., St. Scholastica's Academy, Capitolville Subd., Eroreco, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Mission Viejo Subd., Villa Georgina Subd., Estanzia Subd., La Herencia Negrense, Villa Lucasan Subd., Abkasa, Medical Specialist, St. John's Activity Center, Doctor’s Hospital, Triangle Plaza, Camella Homes, Country Homes, Santorini Subd., Capitol Heights Phase V
Lacson St. (from Northdrive to South Capitol Road), 12th St. (from Provincial Capitol to Aguinaldo), 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd Sts., part of 23rd, L' Fisher Hotel, North Drive (21st to La Salle Drive), Redemptorist Church, 17th St. (from B.S. Aquino Drive to Aguinaldo St.), Riverside Medical Center, North Drive (Riverside MAB – La Salle Drive), Mc Donald's, PNB, DBP, Bank Of Commerce, portions of 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th Streets and portion of 12th St.
Bata Subd. including GoldCrest Subd., and Octagon Village (Talisay), whole of Mt. View Subd. including Porferia Subd., Sta. Clara Phase I, Villa Valderrama Subd., Sto. Rosario, Lacson St. (from Lopue's Mandalagan to Bangga Pepsi), Mandalagan Highway, Circumferential Road, Federal Johnson Iron Works to Marapara Subd., Bacolod Golf & Country Club, Montebello Subd., The Ruins, Theresa Dev’t. Corp. Subd.
Robinson's Commercial Complex
San Sebastian Dawis, San Juan St. (from San Sebastian to Gonzaga St.), Sylvia Manor, portion of City Hall facing Luzuriaga, Plaza Mart, San Juan St. (Rizal St. – North Drive), South Capitol Road (San Juan St. – Lagoon), BREDCO, Reclamation Area, ., Northdrive (from Bat-os to San Juan St.), Bat-os Calamba, Prk. Datiles, San Juan St. (from Northdrive to Mandalagan Bridge), Brgy. 1, Bacolod Ice Plant, Sto. Niño Stop, Sta. Clara Phase II, Pepsi Cola Plant, Prk. Langis, San Mateo Village, NN Wharf up to Sitio Sibucao
Lopue's San Sebastian, San Sebastian St. (from San Juan to Gatuslao St.), Araneta St. (Rodriguez Avenue – Gonzaga St.) Gaisano Dept. Store, part of Bacolod City Hall facing Araneta St. near Terry’s, Ballesteros St.
Araneta St. (Rodriguez Avenue – Magsaysay), Grand Regal Hotel, Visayan Daily Star, DYRL, Rosario St. (Yulo to San Juan), Yulo’s Park, San Juan Street (Rosario St. to San Sebastian), ETCS
SM City Bacolod (South Wing)
SM City Bacolod (North Wing)
From Sum-ag Substation down along Abuanan Road to Sum–ag Highway to Medalla Elementary School near CEGASCO, Brgy. Pahanocoy, Pahanocoy Village (NHA Housing), Brgy. Road from Bangga Tomaro to Brgy. Cabug and along Circumferential Road from Araneta down to HJR Prawn Processing, Boundary of Bago City and Bacolod City including Fiesta Homes Subd., whole of Pta. Taytay Road including VMA, Prk. KBS and San Sebastian Village up to Pta. Taytay Elementary School, Brgy. Handumanan, Brgy. Felisa, Prk. Maasin & Prk. Sta. Rita, Dulao, Prk. Tumpok & Prk. Overflow, Blumentritt, Murcia
From Sum-ag Substation along Abuanan Road (Sum-ag) to portion of Bago, Brgy. Tabunan, Brgy. Dulao, Brgy. Atipuluhan and Brgy. Abuanan, Sayson Piggery, Quiet Place Resort, GC&C Crusher
North Side areas from Talisay substation to highway along Magsaysay Road, TUP, Talisay High School (RBLMHS), Talisay Elem. School, Talisay Water District, Carmela Valley Homes, TESDA, CENECO sub-office, Zone 4A, Zone 2, Catabla, Baricutot, Gamboa Subd.,San Lorenzo Subd.,New City Hall, Villa Carmela, Sitio Mambukog, Sitio Nacab, Hda. Buen Retiro, Sitio Bubog, Kooll Co. Inc., St. Paul Village
South Side Area (from Talisay Substation to Highway) along Magsaysay, Zone 9, Zone 7, South Elementary School, Tayabas Elementary School, Talisay Sugar Mill Compound, Miramar Park Subd., CICM Seminary, Natures Village, Hda. Clafarols, Town and Country Negros, Ayala North Point, Hda. Jose Maria, Ford, Honda Cars, La Costa Brava, Ayala Metro District, Amaia Scapes North Point, Avida Village North Point, Asyana (Verdana Homes)
Menlo Heights Subd., Triad Subd.,Hda. Minuluan Guinto, Hda. Uwak, Brgy. Busay, Sugar valley Subd., Brgy. Binaliwan, San Esteban Subd., Hda. Otilla Lacson, Virgen I,II and III, Hda. Locsin, Hda. San Rafael (Balabag), Brgy. Dos Hermanas, Bagtic, Del Fuego 1&2, First Farmers, Hda. Sta. Teresita, Hda. Antonio, Hda. Carmen, Hda. San Jose, Hda. Magdalena, Brgy. Matab-ang, Suton, Hda. Gusa, Hda. Manaul, Hda. Bungyod, Hda. Bacong, Hda. San Isidro, Hda. Loygoy – Brgy. Granada, Prk. Kabukiran, Hda. Cataywa 1, 2 & 3, Hda. Anita, Hda. Elsa – Brgy. Estefania, Baciwa Pumping Stations – Brgy. Granada, Hda. Manaloto / Bantod, Habitat Homes, Brgy. Concepcion, Brgy. Cabungahan, Brgy. San Fernando, Brgy. Cabatangan, Campuestuhan, Prk. Kaburihan – Brgy. Estefania, Hda. Luciana, Hda. Dos Hermanas, Prk. Coci, Hda. Asuncion
DISTRICT 1 - BACOLOD NORTH
101 - Brgy 1
102 - Brgy 2
103 - Brgy 3
104 - Brgy 4
105 - Brgy 5
106 - Brgy 6
107 - Brgy 7
108 - BATA
109 - MANDALAGAN
110 - BANAGO
DISTRICT 2 - BACOLOD SOUTH
201 - TACULING
202 - FELISA
203 - HANDUMANAN
204 - CABUG
205 - PAHANOCOY
206 - SUM-AG
207 - PUNTA TAYTAY
208 - TANGUB
209 - ALIJIS
DISTRICT 3 - BACOLOD CENTRAL
301 - Brgy. 17
302 - Brgy. 18
303 - Brgy. 19
304 - Brgy. 20
305 - Brgy. 22
306 - Brgy. 23
307 - Brgy. 24
308 - Brgy. 25
309 - Brgy. 26
310 - Brgy. 27
311 - Brgy. 28
312 - Brgy. 29
313 - Brgy. 30
314 - Brgy. 31
315 - Brgy. 32
316 - Brgy. 33
318 - Brgy. 40
319 - Brgy. 41
DISTRICT 4 - BACOLOD EAST
401 - VILLAMONTE
402 - MONTEVISTA
403 - ALANGILAN
404 - GRANADA
405 - ESTEFANIA
406 - VISTA ALEGRE
407 - MANSILINGAN
408 - ABKASA
DISTRICT 5 - BACOLOD WEST
501 - Brgy. 8
502 - Brgy. 9
503 - Brgy. 10
504 - Brgy. 11
505 - Brgy. 12
506 - Brgy. 13
507 - Brgy. 14
508 - Brgy. 15
509 - Brgy. 16
510 - Brgy. 21
511 - Brgy. 34
512 - Brgy. 35
513 - Brgy. 36
514 - Brgy. 37
515 - Brgy. 38
516 - Brgy. 39
517 - SINGCANG
DISTRICT 6 - BAGO CITY
601 - ABUANAN
602 - ALIANZA
603 - BALINGASAG
604 - BUSAY
605 - CALUMANGAN
606 - CARIDAD
607 - CENTRAL MA-AO / DON JORGE
608 - DULAO
609 - LAG-ASAN
610 - PACOL
611 - SAGASA
612 - SAMPINIT
613 - TABUANAN
614 - TALOC
615 - BAGO PROPER
616 - MAILUM
617 - ATIPULUAN
618 - BAGROY
619 - NAPOLES
620 - MALINGIN
621 - ILIJAN
622 - BINUBUHAN
623 - BACONG
DISTRICT 7 - MURCIA
701 - MURCIA PROPER
702 - ALEGRIA
703 - DAMSITE
704 - BLUMENTRITT
705 - CANLAON
706 - CALIBAN
707 - CANSILAYAN
708 - LOPEZ JAENA
709 - MINOYAN
710 - MAMBUCAL
711 - SALVACION
712 - SAN MIGUEL
713 - STA. CRUZ
714 - IGLAU-AN
715 - TALOTOG
716 - ABO-ABO
717 - STA. ROSA
718 - CANLANDOG
719 - PANDANON SILOS
720 - BUENAVISTA
721 - AMAYCO
722 - BACONG
DISTRICT 8 - TALISAY CITY
801 - TALISAY POBLACION
802 - BUBOG
803 - CONCEPCION
804 - DOS HERMANAS
805 - EFIGENIO LIZARES
806 - MATAB-ANG
807 - SAN FERNANDO
808 - CATABLA
809 - CABATANGAN
810 - KATILINGBAN
DISTRICT 9 - SILAY CITY
901 - MAMBULAC
902 - GUINHALARAN
903 - MAMBAG-ID
904 - BALARING
905 - RIZAL
906 - SILAY PROPER
907 - LANTAD
908 - BAGTIC
909 - GUIMBALA-ON
910 - E. LOPEZ
910 - CAPITAN RAMON
910 - LUGUAY
910 - ADELA
910 - PATAG
DISTRICT 10 - SALVADOR BENEDICTO
1001 - IGMAYA-AN
1002 - PANDANON
1003 - BAGO
1004 - KUMALISKIS
1005 - BUNGA
1006 - PINO-WAYAN
1007 - BAGONG SILANG
BAGO FIELD OFFICE
Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) –
Bago Field Office (TFO) is located at N.S. Araneta Stree, Bago City, 6101,
and can be reached through telephone numbers 461-0301 and 461-0870.
MURCIA FIELD OFFICE
Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) –
Murcia Field Office (MFO) is located at Rizal Street, Municipality of Murcia , 6129,
and can be reached through telephone number345-2206.
TALISAY FIELD OFFICE
Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) –
Talisay Field Office (TFO) is located at Doña Enrica Vda. de Lizares Bldg., Mabini Highway, Talisay City, 6115,
and can be reached through telephone numbers 495-1832 and 435-0819 (Emergency Operations - Talisay Power Plant).
SILAY FIELD OFFICE
Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) –
SIlay Field Office (SFO) is located at Corner Figueroa- Cinco de Noviembre Streets, Silay City, 6116,
and can be reached through telephone numbers 495-3897 and 495-3889.
- Grandville, Pagla-um Village, Mansilingan, La Salle Ville, Hda. Manayao-Sayao, Liro Ville Subd.
- Cabuguason, Felisa, Vista Alegre, Handumanan, Hermilinda Homes, J.J. Gonzaga, Bakyas, BM-AMCI, Suntal Village, Espinos Village, Bangga Cory, Puentevella Subd.
- City Heights, Doña Juliana, St. Francis Subd., Taculing
- Taculing, Sharina Heights, Libertad, Libertad Ext., Villa City Heights, Prk. Malipayon, Rodriguez, Rosario, Yulo' Park, San Sebastian
- Prk. Pitaw, San Sebastian, Lopez-Jaena, Luzuriaga, San Juan, North Capitol Road, Jalandon
- Sto. Niño, San Mateo, San Patricio, Sta. Clara, Banago
- Sibucao, Singcang, Airport, Calong-Calong, Villa Esperanza
- Magsungay, Henrietta Village, Greenplains Subd., Prk. Roxas, ECC, John B. Lacson, Alijis, Tangub, Regent Pearl
- Tangub, Gardenville, Florenceville, Pahanocoy, Bangga Aning, Cabug, Sum-ag
- Sum-ag, Punta Taytay, Lizares Ave., Alunan
- Central Market, Gonzaga Ext.
- Lopez-Jaena Ext., Rizal, Locsin, Mabini, Galo, Hilado
- Hilado, Villa Angela Subd., Burgos, Regent Pearl, Villa Homes, Gonzaga, Lacson, Cordova, Burgos Market
- Lacson, Mandalagan
- Mountain View Subd., Prk. Santol, Sambag, Sta. Clara, Bata
- Bata, La Salle, Hervias, Capitol Ville, Eroreco, Narra-Tindalo, B.S. Aquino Drive, Tierra Minerva, Villamonte
- Villamonte, Abkasa, PHHC
- Greensville Subd., PHHC, Fortune Towne, Celine Homes, Camingawan, Villa Villeta, Jesusa Heights, Sta. Fe
- Granada, Alangilan, San Dionisio
CENECO's Current Officers
CENECO Board of Directors
Atty. Arnel Lumayag Lapore, CPA
Dwight Agsam Carbon
Paul Trebol Lizares
Robert Jaleco Javellana
Joyce Martha Barrios Cuenca
Jojit Espadero Yap
Vicente Gan Tan
You want to contact the Board of Directors? E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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CENECO Management Staff
* List of Managers, Division Heads, Section Heads updated AUGUST 2015
SULPICIO C. LAGARDE, JR.
Chuchie G. Destriza, CPA, MBA
Engr. Leomel H. Tambanillo, MBA
Ellen Grace A. Ablanque, CPA
Lolita L. Jayme, MBA
Engr. Jose M. Taniongon, PEE
Elaine Jo G. Pudadera, CPA, MBA
Hernani O. Veniegas, Jr., MBA
Lilibeth V. Gadian, MBA
Engr. Dennis G. Fernandez, MBA
Office of the General Manager
Engr. Norman A. Pollentes
Atty. Irish Mae R. Viceral
Consumer Accounts Department
Alfredo R. Dioso, Jr.
Corporate Planning Department
Engr. Rodolfo A. Hiponia
Institutional Services Department
Maria Agnes L. Claro, MBA, MPA
Victor F. Rada, CPA, MBA
Roel C. Venus, MBA-HRM
Unified Engineering, Operations and Maintenance Department
Engr. Oscar C. Duca, Jr.
Engr. Leo S. Arimas
Engr. Leo B. Jerez
Office of the General Manager
Engr. Sheena Mae C. Carrera
Jelvin S. Sajona
Engr. Joecel T. Campantero
Hendel P. Granada
Area Engineers - Area Offices
Engr. Jason M. Jimena
Engr. Joeme I. Talde
Engr. Francis A. Aurelio
Area Heads - Area Offices
Unice C. Pasaylo
Cherish Mae A. Millevo
Soledad B. Posa
Mildred D. Valladolid
Consumer Accounts Department
Susan D. Londres
John Gem Q. Zara, MBA
Hubert E. Fortus
Corporate Planning Department
Engr. Christian John A. Villena
Jay-Ann S. Ditchella, CPA
Anilene J. Tamayo
Institutional Services Department
Nelfa M. Malibe
Teodoro M. Villamarzo
Jesus N. Sison
Engr. Albert S. Bacaro, Jr.
Unified Engineering, Operations and Maintenance Department
Engr. Junboy G. Apiladas
Engr. Ma. Lourdes D. Cabahug
Engr. John Paul Zeus T. Castillon
Crispin C. Malaga, Jr.
Mark V. Santiago
Thadeo M. Abella
Engr. James Vincent V. Utana
Engr. Rodnie R. Dominice
Engr. Dodge Audy B. Dilag
Alberto P. Laguna
Engr. Rey Dandan T. Suala
CENECO's Organizational Structure
CENECO's Outreach Programs
As part of its corporate social responsibility, Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) is conducting series of outreach programs to the different barangays, not only within Bacolod City, but also within the cities of Silay, Talisay, bago, municipalities of Murcia and Don Salvador Benedicto.
"Alagaran sa Barangay" is one of the activities that brings the electric cooperative closer to its member-consumers with the aim of educating and updating them with the vital information they need to know. It is also a good venue for its member-consumers to present whatever queries and concerns they have at present.
Moreover, CENECO is also carrying out medical missions that provide free consultation and medicines. It also promotes healthy and fit lifestyle to its member-consumers, as well as it gives nutrition especially to the children of the new generation.
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Energy Conservation Tips
Whenever you save energy, you not only save money, you also reduce the demand for such fossil fuels as coal, oil, and natural gas. Less burning of fossil fuels also means lower emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the primary contributor to global warming, and other pollutants.
You do not have to do without to achieve these savings. There is now an energy efficient alternative for almost every kind of appliance or light fixture. That means that consumers have a real choice and the power to change their energy use on a revolutionary scale.
Together, we use nearly a million dollars worth of energy every minute, night and day, every day of the year. By exercising even a few of the following steps, you can cut your annual emissions by thousands of pounds and your energy bills by a significant amount!
Turn off all computer/laptop equipment unless in use, especially at night and on weekends.
Screen savers do not save energy. Use power management features so your computer monitor and hard drive will go into
"sleep mode" when not in use.
Turn off your monitor when you leave your desk to go to lunch or to a meeting.
Turn off monitors on servers.
Enable power management features on laser printers and/or turn off laser printers when not printing.
Buy low wattage equipment certified by the EPA's "EnergyStar" program and be sure to enable power management features when
setting up equipment.
Use natural lighting instead of electric lighting whenever possible.
Turn off unused or unneeded lights.
Try task lighting and reduce overhead lighting.
Use fluorescent bulbs in desk lamps.
Halogen floor lamps are very energy wasteful and may pose a safety risk.
Heating & Cooling
Dress for the season and keep thermostats set to achieve 68 - 70 degrees F in the winter and 74 - 76 degrees F for
air-conditioned spaces in the summer.
During the cooling season close blinds, drapes and curtains to block direct sun.
During the heating season, open blinds, drapes and curtains to let sun in. If no sun, close them to keep the heat in especially at
Use hot water sparingly.
Purchase energy-efficient models.
Turn off all energy consuming office and research equipment when not in use,
(e.g. copiers, refrigerators, environmental rooms, fume hood, etc.).
Set your home thermostat to a temperature as low as comfortable (65 - 68 °F is suggested) when the house is occupied.
Set back your thermostat by as much as 10 °F at night or when the house is unoccupied during the day.
Set back the thermostat to 50 - 55 °F when the house is unoccupied for over 24 hours.
Install a programmable thermostat to automatically provide the setbacks mentioned above.
Close the fireplace damper - except during fireplace use.
Reduce heat to unused rooms in the house by closing doors and heat registers.
Replace furnace filters once a month during the heating season.
Keep objects away from and clean heating registers regularly.
Have certified maintenance personnel service and check your furnace regularly.
Minimize the use of kitchen, bath, and other ventilating fans or install a timer switch on them.
Install insulating gaskets behind electrical outlets and switch plates on exterior walls.
Caulk and weather strip doors and windows.
Caulk and seal leaks where plumbing, ducting or electrical wiring penetrates through exterior walls, floors, and ceiling.
Upgrade ceiling insulations to R-36 (higher R values mean greater insulation levels and thus more energy savings).
Insulate exterior heated basement walls to at least R-11.
Insulate floors over unheated areas to R-19.
Install storm windows over single pane windows.
Replace aging furnace, when needed, with an energy efficient model.
Replace single pane windows with energy efficient double pane windows mounted in non-conducting window frames.
Open windows at night to bring in cool night air; close them during the day.
Close drapes during the day.
Shade west facing windows.
Draw cool night air into the house with a whole house fan.
Use room air conditioning only where needed and install energy efficient models.
Install a central system air conditioner only when whole house air condition is needed.
Maintain an air conditioned house at 78 °F or higher using a programmable thermostat to set the temperature higher during the day when no one is home.
Regularly change air conditioning system filters and clean the condenser.
Plant deciduous shade trees on the west and south sides of your house.
Repair leaky faucets.
Reduce the temperature setting of your water heater to warm (120 °F).
Install low-flow showerheads.
Add an insulating blanket to your water heater.
Wash clothes in warm or cold water using the appropriate water level setting for the load.
Replace water heater, when needed, with an energy efficient model.
Major & Small Appliances
Maintain refrigerator at 37 - 40 °F and freezer at 5 °F.
For cooking small meals, use toaster ovens or microwaves.
Adjust the flame on gas cooling appliances so it's blue, not yellow.
Replace a gas cooling appliance with a unit with an automatic, electric ignition system.
Run the dishwasher in the evening with a full load of dishes.
Air dry dishes in a dishwasher.
Regularly clean the lint filter on your dryer and inspect the dryer vent to ensure it is not blocked.
Shut down home computers when not in use.
Select appliances (i.e. curling irons, coffee pots, irons) with time limited shut off switches.
Replace aging major appliances, TVs and VCRs when needed, with energy efficient models.
Compare the annual energy consumption and operating cost for each appliance by looking at the bright-yellow and black
Energy Guide label when shopping for new appliances.
Turn off light when not in use.
Use task lighting whenever possible instead of overhead lighting.
Install compact fluorescent lamps (CFPs) in fixtures.
Television & Electric Fan
Turn off fan and TV sets when not in use. When set is off, unplug it when a transformer is used.
Keep in mind that running several sets at the same time multiplies your entertainment cost.
If comfortable enough, set the fan at "low".
When the fan is needed in one direction only, lock the oscillator. This way, air is blown directly where it is needed.
Keep appliances in good working condition so that they will last longer, work more efficiently and use less energy.
Turn off lights in any room not being used.
Light-zone your home. Concentrate lighting in reading & working areas and where it's needed for safety (stairways, for ex.).
Reduce lighting in other areas, but avoid very sharp contrasts.
Clean lamps or bulbs regularly to get more light. Dirt diminishes illumination by as much as 50 percent.
A clean dry cloth could easily accomplish the job.
Gas discharge lamps (mercury, flourescent or sodium) are more efficient than incandescent lamps.
Save on lighting energy through decorating. Light colors for walls, rugs, draperies and upholstery reflect light and therefore reduce
the amount of artificial light required.
Turn off flourescent lights and remove its starter or bulb when it starts to blink.
Change ballast when flourescent lights continue to blink even when switched off. A worn-out ballast not only causes high electric
bills but it also poses danger.
Use lamp with correct voltage. If lamps are burned at higher than rated voltage, it will give more light but lessens its life. If burned
at less than rated voltage, it gives longer lamp life but reduces illumination.
Used flat bottom pans with light covers. Flat bottom pans minimize heat transfer losses.
When cooking, use lids on your pots and pans and as soon as it boils, turn heat control to a low setting just enough to maintain
Cut time on cooking rice by washing the rice and adding the right amount of water 2 or 3 hours before cooking time. By the time
you'll cook it, the rice grains have softened.
Monitor high-wattage cooking appliances such as toasters, coffee makers, etc.
A deep fryer draws more wattage than some room air-conditioners. A toaster consumes twice as much power as an automatic
Use firewood, coconut husks, etc., instead of electric burners or cooking gas where practicable.
Clean regularly the rubber tube of the LPG stove to avoid gas leaks. Rats and mice tend to nibble those greasy particles that have
splattered on the tube while cooking and they may consequently bite into the rubber.
Thaw frozen foods thoroughly before cooking, unless instructions are to the contrary.
If your cook with electricity, get in the habit of turning off the burners or oven several minutes before the allotted cooking time.
The heating element will stay hot long enough to finish the cooking for you without using more electricity.
Match the size of the pan to the heating element. More heat will get the pan; less will be lost to surrounding air.
When using the oven, make the most of the heat from that single source. Try to plan oven meals to accommodate more than one
dish at a time. Avoid peeping. Heat is wasted with each peep.
When buying a gas oven or range, look for one with an automatic (electronic) ignition system instead of pilot lights. An average of
up to a third of your gas could be saved-41 percent in the oven and 53 percent on the top burners.
Defrost your refrigerators regularly. Frost acts as an insulating blanket which causes the motor work overtime, resulting in
increased power consumption.
Don't leave the refrigerator door open longer than necessary.
Check the gaskets around the refrigerator door. Adjust the door or replace the gasket if there are leaks. To check the door for air
leaks, close the door on paper money. If you can slide the money out easily, you need to replace the gasket.
Clean periodically the compressor units and condenser coils at the back or bottom of the unit.
Cool foods to room temperature before storing in the refrigerator. Placing warm food in the refrigerator increases the temperature
inside, therby increasing power consumption.
Place the refrigerator far enough from the stove or range so that it will not be affected by the heat generated from the cooking.
Install it where air can circulate freely around it.
When buying a refrigerator, remember that a frost-free model needs more energy than a standard model.
Don't overcrowd your refrigerator. This interferes with air circulation and overworks the compressor.
Use your electric iron efficiently. A hand iron consumes more power than a colored television set.
When you are almost through ironing a pile of clothes, unplug the iron. There will be enough stored heat in the iron to press a few
Avoid heating the iron for just one piece of clothing to be pressed. It wastes the heat accumulated in the iron.
It is more comfortable to do the hot job in the morning when it's cooler. It also avoids peak demand hours for electricity.
Don't set your thermostat at a colder setting than normal when you turn your air-conditioner on. It will not cool faster. It will cool to a
lower temperature than you need and use more energy.
Check your filters at least once a month. When the filters are dirty, the fan has to run longer to move the same amount of air, and
this takes more electricity.
Turn off your window air-conditioners when you leave a room for several hours.
Use a fan with your window air conditioner to spread the cooled air farther without greatly increasing your power use. But be sure
the air-conditioner is strong enough to help cool the additional space.
Don't place lamps on TV sets near your air-conditioning thermostat. Heat from these appliances is sensed by the thermostat and
could cause the air conditioner to run longer than necessary.
Keep air-conditioned room less cool. Make proper use of thermostat to regulate the temperature. Don't keep resetting the
temperature or turning it on and off.
Check the doors and windows of air-conditioned rooms for leaks. Drape the windows with heavy materials or use blinds or
shades to keep warm air and direct sunlight out of the window. It will remove disturbing glare and reduce sun's heat input into a
room by up to 80 percent.
Check your filters at least once a month. A clogged filter reduces the cooling ability of your unit.
Keep doors closed at all times. Minimize the traffic of people going in and out of the room, especially children running in and out
Locate your air-conditioners in the coolest side of the room. The best is usually the northern side, away from the morning and
According to statistics, fires and burns are a leading cause of unintentional injury and related deaths in the home and the work place. Fire safety and survival begin with everyone in your place being prepared. The best way to be safe from fire is to stop it from happening. Nearly all fires in the home can be prevented. When people learn what causes fire and how to prevent them, they can make their home much safer. The most common fires happen, when people make mistakes using appliances and things that burn.
Here are a few of the ways you can prevent fire in your home:
Avoid using jumper wires in lieu of fuse or circuit breakers. Do not use solid/stranded wire or tin foil “palara” for a fuse. Circuit beakers or fuse sockets are placed to protect the electrical system of a household.
Only adults should burn candles. Blow out the candles if you leave the room or go to sleep. Use holders that can’t burn and won’t fall over. Place candles where children and pets can’t reach them. Place them away from things that can catch fire. Do not let children have candles in their rooms.
It is too dangerous to leave matches or lighters where young children can get them. Keep them locked away. Don’t leave them in purses or in the pockets of your clothes.
• Use the right light bulbs in all lamps and light fixtures.
• Look inside the light fixture. Find a label that tells you which light bulb size (wattage ) is right for the fixture.
Safe Electrical Systems
• The electrical outlet in the bathroom should have a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI). This is a tool that protects you from a
dangerous shock when water and electricity come together. An electrician can install a GFCI for you.
• All electrical outlets and switches should be covered by “faceplates”.
• All electrical cords should be in good condition.
• Don’t tie or knot cords. Don’t let furniture sit on cords.
Small Appliances Safety
• Look for the Import Commodity Clearance (ICC), and/or Philippine Standard (PS) marks on the label when you buy electrical
appliances (such as toasters, microwaves or coffee makers) and cords.
• Unplug toaster ovens, coffee makers and other small appliances after using them.
• Keep appliances dry and away from water at all times.
• Don’t plug in too many appliances at once.
• Call a licensed electrical practitioner for all electrical problems.
(Sundin ang mga sumusunod na pag-iingat sa sunog na dahilan sa kuryente)
1. Check regularly your electrical installations, and have all frayed wiring, damaged socket, switches, and other defective electrical fixtures changed or repaired promptly. (Palaging siyasatin ang mga linya ng kuryente. Palitan kaagad ang mga putol at sirang kawad ng kuryente, mga sirang saksakan o “switches” at iba pang mga gamit pangkuryente).
2. All electrical installations, repairs and changes should be undertaken by competent individuals. Only licensed electricians should be allowed to undertake such work. (Pagkakabit at pagpapalit ng mga piyesa sa kuryente ay ipagawa lamang sa lisensyadong “electrician”).
3. Never run electrical cords under rugs. Cords of portable appliances should be as short as possible. (Huwag padaanin sa ilalim ng “carpet” ang kawad ng kuryente. Gumamit lamang ng maikling kawad ng kuryente para sa mga “appliances”).
4. Do not overload your electrical circuits by profusely putting extra lights and appliances. (Iwasan ang pagkakabit ng sobrang ilaw at gamit de-kuryente upang hinde pumutok ang “fuse”).
5. Combustible and other flimsy material should not be placed near bulbs. ( Ilayo ang mga bagay na madaling magliyab sa mga bombilya o ilaw).
6. Do not replace blown or busted fuses with coins, wire or metal to short circuit the current. Lighting circuits should be equipped with 15-ampere fuses. (Huwag palitan ng “coins”, kawad o bakal ang mga pumutok o sira na “fuse”. Gumamit lang ng 15 amperes na fuse para sa mga ilaw).
7. Use only approved types of electrical appliances, and equipment. Do not improvise them. (Gumamit lamang ng mga aprobadong kagamitan pang kuryente).
8. If you find electric irons, fans, or other appliances faulty, have them checked by an expert and have them repaired at once. (Ipasiyasat at ipaayos sa mga bihasang “electrician” ang mga sirang plantsa, bentilador, at iba pang kagamitang de-kuryente).
9. Do not allow your electrical irons to over heat, nor leave them with the current on. (Iwasang mag “overheat” ang inyong plantsa at huwag itong iwanan na nakasaksak).
10. Never touch an electrical appliance while you are in bath, or standing on a grounded metal or object that is a conductor of electricity. (Huwag hawakan ang mga “appliances” habang naliligo o nakatayo sa mga bakal at sa mga bagay na madaling daluyan ng kuryente).
11. Keep the electrical elements of appliances dry. Never immerse electrical appliance in water. (Panatilihing tuyo ang mga “appliances” at huwag basain ng tubig).
12. Use convenience outlets in the wall, not lamp sockets, for connecting electrical appliances. (Ang mga “appliances” ay isaksak lang sa mga saksakan na nakakabit sa dingding at hindi doon sa saksakan ng bombilya o ilaw).
13. Don’t stand in the puddle or on a deep floor when connecting electrical laundry appliances. (Huwag yumapak sa sahig na may tubig habang nagkakabit ng mga “laundry appliances”).
For inquiries, please call your CENECO Call Center at Tel. Nos.: 709-1256, 709-1257, and 435-3640 up to 55 connecting all departments.
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