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Expect higher electricity rates this summer – Meralco

Feb 05, 2016 - 4:23 PM

Meralco s rate hike this month is mainly due to higher generation charge – the largest component of an electricity bill

RATE HIKE. Higher electricity bills could be more evident, especially that the Philippines is experiencing El Niño, Meralco says. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Meralco rates to go down in January

Jan 07, 2016 - 3:00 PM

This month s generation charge is the lowest since January 2010

LOWEST. At P3.92 per kWh, this January’s generation charge is the lowest since January 2010. File photo

Meralco rates going up again in December

Dec 09, 2015 - 5:22 PM

The utility firm reiterates that it does not earn from pass through charges

INCREASE. The utility firm says on Wednesday, December 9 that this month's increase in overall rates was primarily due to higher generation charge.

July Meralco bill slightly lower after distribution rate cut

Jul 11, 2015 - 1:36 PM

This downward adjustment may offset an anticipated increase in generation charge this July

WELCOME RELIEF. This is a welcome relief for Meralco's customers. It will surely mitigate  possible increases in the other components of  Meralco's retail rates, says outgoing  ERC Chairperson Zenaida Cruz-Ducut

Meralco power rates down in June

Jun 08, 2015 - 4:33 PM

Meralco customers will see a decrease of P0 58 per kilowatt hour for this month s bill its 4th downward adjustment for 2015

Meralco rates down in May

May 08, 2015 - 3:25 PM

Electricity bills go down by P0 70 per kilowatt hour due to lower generation charge – the bulk of your Meralco bill

Meralco rates spike in February

Feb 10, 2015 - 5:23 PM

This month’s billing includes the Feed in Tariff a uniform charge to all on grid electricity consumers nationwide as mandated by the Renewable Energy Act of 2008

Meralco drops rates, Cebu Pacific sanctions, NASA discovery | The wRap

Jan 07, 2015 - 6:59 PM

Meralco bills continue to drop Cebu Pacific may face sanctions NASA finds the closest Earth like planets

Power rates up in July

Jul 10, 2014 - 1:45 PM

Households consuming about 200 kWh of electricity should expect a P6 increase in their bills Meralco says

File photo by AFP

Meralco slashes June bills

Jun 09, 2014 - 5:01 PM

A household consuming 200 kWh will enjoy a P168 reduction in this month’s bill

File photo by AFP

Meralco says bills to go down in May

May 07, 2014 - 4:23 PM

The decline in other charges offset the slight increase in the generation charge says the utility firm

People arrive at the office of Meralco, the country's largest power distributor, to make payments. AFP PHOTO/JAY DIRECTO

Meralco rates jump P0.89/kWh in April

Apr 08, 2014 - 5:27 PM

Almost all of the components of the electricity bill are up such as the generation transmission and system loss charges

People arrive at the office of Meralco, the country's largest power distributor, to make payments. AFP PHOTO/JAY DIRECTO

Huge cut in Meralco's January rate hike

Mar 20, 2014 - 12:55 PM

Meralco recalculates its generation charge for January using regulated spot market prices It will recover P0 45 kWh more way less than the P4 56 kWh it was originally seeking

Photo by AFP

Meralco March rate down by P0.45/kWh

Mar 10, 2014 - 5:02 PM

Meralco says the costs of power from supply agreements and WESM fell

LOWER BILLS. Meralco customers will see a reduction in their March electricity bills. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Meralco: Gen charge likely lower in March

Mar 05, 2014 - 7:32 PM

The utility cites the cool weather and normal supply situation as reasons for the reduction in the charge

DISREGARD BILL. Meralco tells its customers to disregard their December 2013 bills after the Supreme Court temporarily stopped its power rate hike. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Meralco wants WESM generation charges recomputed

Feb 07, 2014 - 8:27 AM

It says this is in light of reports that some power producers violated rules of the WESM causing a spike in prices

ACTUAL COST. Meralco wants WESM generation charges for November and December 2013 recalculated to determine 'actual cost' of power sold. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Lower Meralco charges seen in February

Jan 30, 2014 - 6:00 PM

The power utility says demand for electricity is usually low in said month

DISREGARD BILL. Meralco tells its customers to disregard their December 2013 bill after the Supreme Court temporarily stopped its power rate hike. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Petilla warns of massive brownouts if...

Dec 26, 2013 - 10:41 AM

The energy secretary meets with Meralco and its power suppliers to hammer out a compromise on deferred payments

BANKRUPTCY? The Energy secretary says Meralco coulld go bankrupt due to the suspension of the rate hike collection.Photo taken by AFP

SC stops Meralco power rate hike

Dec 23, 2013 - 1:33 PM

3rd UPDATE A 60 day temporary restraining order is imposed by the Supreme Court

EMBATTLED. House energy committee chair Reynaldo Umali said Wednesday, December 19, Energy Regulatory Commission chair Zenaida Cruz-Ducot should take a leave of absence out of delicadeza. Photo by AFP/Jay Directo

Meralco told to hold off any hike in Jan rate

Dec 22, 2013 - 2:04 PM

The regulatory says it is mandated by law to ensure the adequate promotion of consumer interest

EMBATTLED. House energy committee chair Reynaldo Umali said Wednesday, December 19, Energy Regulatory Commission chair Zenaida Cruz-Ducot should take a leave of absence out of delicadeza. Photo by AFP/Jay Directo

Recto urges ERC to suspend Meralco rate hike

Dec 18, 2013 - 8:22 PM

The regulator says it will study this option

SUSPENSION? ERC is mulling the option of suspending the collection of the rate hike..AFP PHOTO/Jay Directo

Meralco distributes bills reflecting first of rate hikes

Dec 11, 2013 - 9:00 PM

The next two increases in generation charge will be reflected in the February and March billings

HIGHER BILLS. Meralco customers will have to shell out more for electricity in December, February and March. AFP PHOTO/Jay Directo

DOE to probe Meralco power rate hike

Dec 10, 2013 - 7:47 PM

The Energy department and some senators want an inquiry into Meralco s huge power rate hike for December

HIGHER BILLS. Meralco customers will have to shell out more for electricity in December, February and March. AFP PHOTO/Jay Directo

ERC oks Meralco's staggered rate hike

Dec 09, 2013 - 4:09 PM

Meralco will implement the increase in three installments: in December February and March

HIGHER BILLS. Meralco customers will have to shell out more for electricity in December, February and March. AFP PHOTO/Jay Directo

ERC to deliberate on Meralco rate hike

Dec 06, 2013 - 5:44 PM

Regulators will think of ways to minimize the rate hike s impact on consumers

HIGHER BILLS. Meralco customers will have to shell out more for electricity this December. AFP PHOTO/Jay Directo

Higher Meralco bills in Sept

Sep 09, 2013 - 3:36 PM

Generation and transmission charges go up

HIGHER BILLS. Meralco customers will pay more for their electricity this month because of higher charges. AFP PHOTO/Jay Directo

Meralco bills up in June after massive Luzon outage

Jun 10, 2013 - 5:40 PM

Meralco says the generation charge is up 19 centavos per kilowatt hour this month

HIGHER BILLS. Meralco customers will pay more for electricity this month due to a hike in the generation charge. AFP PHOTO/Jay Directo

Meralco bill to increase by 27-cents in April

Apr 10, 2013 - 5:34 PM

The reasons include soaring electricity usage as summer sets in higher coal prices strong peso and maintenance shutdowns of power plants

CHARGES UP. Meralco electricity bills are expected to rise in April on higher charges. Photo by AFP

Lower Meralco bills by February

Jan 22, 2013 - 6:46 PM

Meralco announces a 19 centavo per kWh reduction in the generation charge starting next month

Higher Meralco bills seen in November

Nov 09, 2012 - 7:00 PM

Meralco says the generation transmission and system loss charges are up this month

CHARGES UP. Meralco electricity bills are expected to rise in November on higher charges. AFP PHOTO/Jay Directo