Aug 122016

Electricity rates will drop to P8.50 per kilowatthour in August, Meralco said. Meralco/Released

MANILA, Philippines – Meralco announced that the residential rate for a typical household will go down this August by around P0.11 per kilowatthour (kWh), bringing it down to P8.50 per kWh.

This translates to a reduction of around P22 in the electricity bill of a household with monthly consumption of 200 kWh. The reduction is due to the downward movement in the generation charge, which more than offset a higher transmission charge. 

This month’s overall rate is lower by P0.62 per kWh compared to August 2015’s P9.12 per kWh.

Meralco also responded to President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to provide electricity to marginalized households through an ongoing partnership with the Department of Energy and the National Housing Authority.

To further help its customers manage their electricity consumption, Meralco’s prepaid electricity service will be available to residents of Makati, Mandaluyong and Pasig starting October 2016. With the support of the Energy Regulatory Commission, Meralco continues to deploy its prepaid service in more areas.

For more information, watch this month’s Meralco Advisory:

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