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Abra Electricity is Back

We have confirmed reports from our ground troops in Abra that the power has been restored after more than a day of interruption.

It is not clear what has transpired for Aboitiz to restore its service. There were talks that no less than Pres. Aquino intervened in behalf of the Abrenians.

At this point who cares. Power has been restored and Abrenians can ease up a little. But with the reported more than P50 Million debt from Aboitiz and more than P350 Million from NAPOCOR, everyone wonders, What now?  Will this happen again?

Your guess is as good as mine. For Now Abrenians take a breather!
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Update: We got hold of the official statement from Aboitiz Power.

AP received at 1:04 p.m. today (Dec.11). APRI will resume the supply of power to ABRECO after the latter settled their pending obligations. ABRECO also committed to pay in full on or before Dec. 24, 2012 their current bill as well as process their WESM membership. APRI has notified NGCP to reconnect at the soonest time today.

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51 thoughts on “Abra Electricity is Back

  1. I hope they’re true to their words. December 24 is a crucial date. A brown out Christmas? I hope not!
    Put up the pressure Abrenian.com.

    Posted by musilat mulagat | December 10, 2012, 11:09 pm
  2. for the benefit of our users who doesn’t have facebook acount, I am posting here Ruby Bersamin’s PUBLIC statement regarding the ABRECO crisis:
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    Dear friends,

    In the last few months of the Abreco crisis, Cong. Joy and Gov. Takit had been working tirelessly meeting with Aboitiz and other government agencies trying to avert the loss of power in Abra. Up to the last minute, they were busy trying to work out an arrangement but, unfortunately, time ran out.

    Cong. Joy and Gov. Takit still worked as diligently to solve this problem, hence, the restoration of power today.

    ABRECO IS A COOPERATIVE and does not fall within the purview or power of the Governor or Executive of the province. Nor does COA (Commission on Audit) have any power to demand an audit.

    On the other hand, WE, the consumers and members of the cooperative, have the power to ask for an explanation or accounting of these happenings. A lot of member consumers are now asking the Board of Directors to call for a Special General Assembly to determine our plan of action. Please join us and be a part of the solution.

    Let me also implore you, dear Abranians, to repudiate and reject the lies being bandied about. Reject these people seizing crisis for their own personal gain and using their fingers quick to point who is to blame but do NOT offer any solutions to help the situation.

    Thank you. God bless us all and God bless Abra.
    Ruby Bersamin

    Posted by SysOp | December 10, 2012, 11:55 pm
    • Sikayo patang kayo nga patang awan met serserbi na ta uray anya ti ibagbaga tayo no haan nga pumanaw wenno ma-ikkat dagita agturay ti ABRECO NGA NILOLOKO kakaasi tay latta nga ABRENIO. Agriing tayon agkaykaysa no mabalin condenaen dagitoy nga paspasamak ti Abra

      Posted by Rykit Bersaluna | December 11, 2012, 2:56 am
    • Hush up, agapapada kayo Amin dita, kaasi la nga talaga dagiti ka kailian nga Awan mabalbalinna, Awan asi yo ti Tao, bagbagi yo Lang ken pamilya yo ti importante saan nga dagita tattao nga nangipatugaw kanyayo. Usaren yo manen detoy nga gundaway nga aginbabanglon ta umadani manen ti electionen, these things should have not happened in the first place no adda leadership ti nakatugaw

      Posted by Jenny Alcantara | December 11, 2012, 10:31 am
      • that goes for all local executives not only for this administration but even before. tapno nalawag apo…. diay crisis ti abreco ket gapu ti nabayag a panakabaybay-na.. mis-management….agsipod pay la idi sakbay ni marco….kimmaro idi tiyempo ni marco…sangkakaruan tatta management ni seares…. awan delikadeza dagitoy a tattao a nagmanage ti abreco….daytoy jun, adda pay la karbengan na nga ag-sao… ket talaga met nga incompetent…corrupt ken stupido…saan la a ni gobernador ti mayat a mangpaikkat kenka …amin a miyembro… nu saan mo a mapanonot daytoty…ket talaga la ketdi ng awan common sense mo

        Posted by kumaw | December 12, 2012, 9:21 pm
  3. don’t worry musilat mulagat. for sure we will have electricity on christmas eve because the payment/collection problem happens every 1st week of the month. so, let’s wait, this thing will happen again next month.

    Posted by Bileg Abra | December 10, 2012, 11:58 pm
  4. ABRECO is a cooperative????? Ma’am Ruby, ABRECO stands for Abra Electric Cooperative.. Kooperatiba a nga agpayso ti meaning na ngem it’s not realy a cooperative in nature….. Apay???????? gapo ta no cooperative ti ABRECO,, adda koma dividend.. awan pay naawat ko manipod idi ogma!!! consumer ti tawag ti ABRECO kadatayo saan ng COOPERATORS….

    jay ah ADTEMPCO ti os osto ng Cooperative… saan nga ABRECO…

    Posted by TAGA_BAKIR | December 11, 2012, 12:09 am
  5. kaprobinsyaan madi tay pay lang nga agrambak ta TEMPORARY kona da pay lang daytoy koryente tayo… kasatno ngata ti pasjwa tayon no ABRA IS BACK TO DARK manen into no December 24 napyan to koma a no rabii ti December 31 ta maka ammo dagitay losis kada paputok nga mangsellag ti interemente nga Abran…. hooooooooooo anya ketdi ayan apo…. mapan tay to amin kadagijay adda generator nan ah

    Posted by TAGA_BAKIR | December 11, 2012, 12:14 am
  6. In addition, there will be a Special General Assembly on December 16, 2012. I urge all members to attend the meeting and let your voice be heard.

    Posted by SysOp | December 11, 2012, 12:16 am
  7. In what capacity does Ms. X issuing the statement? The statement seems to be a self serving. Abra agridam ka….

    Posted by Abra | December 11, 2012, 12:39 am
  8. Engr. Eric ok ti umattend iti deta nga GA into no Dec. 16, ngem sinno ngata ti makaytured nga agsalodsod, agkomentaryo wenno agisuggest???? narigat ti maputed dila na Engineer….

    Posted by TAGA_BAKIR | December 11, 2012, 2:09 am
    • wen husto ka gayem..uray siak..buteng damag..beteng saludsod…buteng mangkorehir opisyales…sigurado nga ngurongoren da tayo ni biradoren tayo isuda. Ti makunak ket mangisagana tayo iti surat wenno saludsud ta ikabil ayan iti suggestion box..ta basaen to ni amo manidyir hihihi

      Posted by Sillang | December 11, 2012, 4:46 am
  9. hahaha diyo sa met ammo patpatangem kabsat….ta han mo pay ammo a cooperatiba ti abreco

    Posted by dragon syd | December 11, 2012, 3:03 am
  10. awan ti ma ala nga dividend gapu iti maysa nga rason-kankanayon met nga negative ti collection manipud idi nangrugi ti abreco, uray idi adda ti management ti nea ta awan met ti tured ti management nga agidarum kadagiti saan nga agbaybayad ken agtaktakaw ti kuryente……..

    Posted by korikz | December 11, 2012, 3:29 am
    • Shame on you president of board of directors david guzman of dolores abra! You have the guts to tell the people of abra that the reason for our power cut-off is due to non payment of the consumers???! Patangem loko kayat mo ta ibaskag mi amin ah kinalokom ta ibuksilan mi kina agtatakaw mo sipud kaubing mo agingga tatta! Deta boss mo GM LORETO SEARES JR. kasinsin kalaban mo mayor jr seares,nga kinasabwat mo nagtakaw milyon milyon kwarta abreco mahiya kayong lahat

      Posted by Pepeng agimat | December 11, 2012, 4:01 am
  11. apay nga agbutengkayo a agkumento nu general asembly.pakitatayo nga saantayo nga agbuteng tapnu handa maka2gaw dagitan,awan a! seating pretty da lata.dec 16 lets go 4 a change! tama na sobra na palitan na! oust BOD and GM on dec 16.

    Posted by dr koting | December 11, 2012, 6:20 am
  12. walo ti natay jay emergency d rabii gapu knaawan kuryente.Gov intulong mu la kuma jay generator mun para kendata manuk mun,inpan mu la kuma ospitalen cka met cong joy of sex inagawaam met ti limyas toy abran ta inka agpa vicky bello manen.hay apo sana kunina kayo ni lord.

    Posted by dr koting | December 11, 2012, 6:25 am
  13. Reshuffle ti kailangan tapno masuktan amin nga mangkikibrong. Pabasolen da amin nga makita dan uray awan bibiang dan. Kaassian na kay kom ni Apo.

    Posted by ME | December 11, 2012, 7:31 am
  14. Awn la pulos iti nasayaat. . . .we are talking 7-8figures here fellows…how can these foolitics pay such debts?….13days??…..woah!…irwar da ket daguitay lugan dan a tapno isu ti puuran tayon a pagsila nu paskua ken ttay babbalay da met nu rabii t baro a tawen…hahahahaha…..

    Posted by takit valeluna | December 11, 2012, 7:45 am
  15. here’s the press statement of AP about their decision to finally pull the plug on Abra power supply:
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    AP Renewables, Inc.’s official statement on the indefinite suspension of power deliveries to Abra Electric Cooperative
    Tuesday, December 11, 2012

    AP Renewables Inc. (APRI) announced the indefinite suspension of power deliveries to Abra Electric Cooperative (Abreco) due to the cooperative’s unsettled financial obligations to the independent power producer effective 12:01 pm, December 10, 2012.

    APRI provides 100% of the power supply for Abreco, which serves the whole province of Abra, and its 27 municipalities.

    “As much as we want to continue to provide electricity to Abreco for the benefit of the people of Abra, the cooperative’s continued failure to settle their financial obligations could affect the sustainability of our operations and our capacity to serve the rest of our customers in Luzon,” APRI SVP-Corporate Services Juan Alfonso said.

    Abreco, which started sourcing its power supply from APRI’s geothermal power plants in December 2011, has obligations amounting to around P20.2 million (mn) to as of December 10, 2012 inclusive of the current month’s power bill. Aside from this, Abreco has yet to settle the P32 mn security deposit that was required to be paid in January 2012.

    “When Abreco came to us needing power for Abra, we immediately worked to supply power, even temporarily waiving the P32 mn required security deposit, just so we could immediately serve the people of Abra,” Alfonso said.

    “We have extended assistance to Abreco for several instances to help them restructure their pending obligations. We have also been coordinating with the local leaders of the province of Abra. Unfortunately, despite these efforts, Abreco has not fully complied with all the agreements, hence we are forced to finally enforce this 4th disconnection notice.”

    A disconnection notice was first issued to Abreco last June 1 due to pending obligations amounting to P64.5 mn, which accumulated since January 2012. APRI immediately negotiated a restructuring program with the management team of Abreco. Both parties agreed to Abreco’s schedule of payments for past obligations, and a commitment to fully pay current monthly obligations.

    As a show of support and to ease its obligations APRI also immediately credited P23 mn to Abreco last August 2012 due to the difference in the contract and Energy Regulatory Commission-approved rates. APRI also agreed to restructure the initial obligations of the cooperative.

    APRI even offered to assist Abreco join the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market so it can diversify its power sources, but the initiative is still pending.

    Unfortunately, Abreco had once again failed to comply with the agreements of the restructuring program. During the 11-month duration of the supply agreement, a total of 15 checks bounced.

    “We sincerely hope for the immediate resolution of this issue, and as always, we are willing to work with Abreco provided they show sincerity to finally comply with the agreements to avoid this situation.” Alfonso said.

    Ria Calleja
    AVP – Corporate Branding & Communication
    + 63 917 882 5835

    Posted by SysOp | December 11, 2012, 10:25 am
  16. taga dita amok a isaksakit mo dagita gonggong nga agkabsat a seares.ket amum metla gayam a ada gasolinaan kada bisnes da isu a kayada ti agbyahe t europa.ket dagita agkabsat a seares ada makitam negosyo da?awan nya.lugan pudno ti ngina da.napanak pay lto kinitak nu manu t lugan ni gm?16 luxury cars.owner lang t kaunaan nga lugan da.

    Posted by ikis | December 11, 2012, 2:45 pm
  17. One probable solution is for a certain bank (or 2 or more banks) to take over Abreco until they could get their money back with the required applicable interests. They pay all Abreco’s debts with the condition that all their officers will be fired and face prosecution at once. That’s right, we need the intervention of the national government particularly the Department of Justice under Leila de Lima if we want permanent closure of this embarrassing problem. Ania ngarud no rummuar latta ti kinapudno nga agtatakaw tayo nga taga Abra.
    Mabainak pay ketdin nga mangibaga nga taga Abraak gapu laeng iti daytoy makapasaraaw nga ugali iti manmano laeng nga tattao. Agtatakaw…agtatakaw…agtatakaw….!!!!! Nakakababain kayo nga talaga. Kasla saan nakayo sinusuruan iti nasayaat kadagiti nagannak kadakayo…!!!

    Posted by bukatot | December 11, 2012, 3:21 pm
  18. tinakaw da aminen a kuarta ti Abrecon uray bari baringem,sumada-em.rasonam,balitadem.awan kuarta a bagbayad da ti koryente,tay madi iyotang da toy miembro ti cooperatiba nga isodala ti nakaka-ammo nga nagkokontiaba.

    Posted by kolitchagan | December 11, 2012, 4:49 pm
  19. what a mess????what’s happening in Abra? naku my fellow abrenios…please be wise…maraming nagpapanggap na may malasakit sa ating province, they are like HUNYANGOS…such a devious work…but then, LET’S ALL PRAY FOR THE GOODNESS OF OUR BELOVED PROVINCE…may araw din ang mga taong SAKIM…hindi iisa ang araw…

    Posted by Hatake Kakashi | December 11, 2012, 7:19 pm
  20. not d time for a blame & shame game apo kakailian, let s join hands, share ideas on how to handle d crisis… day of reckoning can come later and should undergo due process …

    Posted by dayaoen | December 12, 2012, 4:48 am
  21. to finish this talk and walk the walk, any lawyer here to draft a complaint affidavit for QUALIFIED THEFT? PLEASE prepare it now and to all abrenians concerned consumers sign the complaint. no kastoy tayo latta awan met maibalud awan agpatingga tayo latta sao!

    Posted by Kakashin | December 13, 2012, 5:35 am
  22. The fall of a Politician is a woman

    Posted by Sikat | December 14, 2012, 7:03 am
  23. Hi! May I know what happened to the hospital services during the black out? May generator po ba and kinaya po ba ng generator ang hospital facilities?

    Posted by D Zapata | December 18, 2012, 12:48 am

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