Meralco customers to pay higher electricity rates in September
MANILA, Philippines — The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) on Friday announced that there will be a slight increase in electricity rates in September due to higher generation charges with an upward adjustment of P0.1055 per kWh in its electricity rates, bringing the bill to P9.1091 per kWh from P9.0036 per kWh in August.
“This is equivalent to an increase of around P21 in the total bill of a typical residential customer consuming 200 kWh,” Meralco said in a statement.
Meralco attributed the increase to higher generation charges, which make up about 55 percent of customers’ electricity bills.
Generation charges increased by P0.1117 per kWh to P5.0439 from last month’s P4.9322, said Meralco.
Meanwhile, disconnection activities will remain suspended in areas under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).
Disconnection activities remain suspended until September 15 in Metro Manila, and until September 30 Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal, and Lucena, Quezon.
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