The Manila Electrical Firm (MERALCO) introduced at present a downward adjustment of energy charges as the general fee for a typical family decreased by P0.0704 per kWh, from final month’s P8.7497 per kWh to P8.6793 per kWh this February. That is equal to a lower of round P14 within the whole invoice of residential prospects consuming 200 kWh.
This month’s general fee can also be P0.1830 per kWh decrease than February 2020’s fee of P8.8623 per kWh.
This month’s fee nonetheless contains the ERC-approved changes for MERALCO’s pass-through over/under-recoveries for the interval January 2017 to December 2019. In an Order launched 29 December 2020, ERC directed MERALCO to refund over-recoveries in transmission and different expenses over a interval of roughly three (3) months till totally refunded and to gather an under-recovery within the era fee for roughly twenty-four (24) months till totally collected. MERALCO applied the ERC-approved changes beginning January 2021 billing. The preliminary affect to residential prospects is a web refund of round P0.1150 per kWh.
Total fee lower primarily led to by decrease era cost
February 2021 era cost is P4.4152 per kWh, P0.0422 decrease than January’s era cost of P4.4574 per kWh. This month’s era cost can also be decrease than final 12 months’s fee of P4.5090 per kWh.
The discount in era cost this month is because of decrease mounted expenses from the Energy Provide Agreements (PSA). In the meantime, Unbiased Energy Producers (IPP) charges elevated by P0.2103 per kWh resulting from decrease common plant dispatch, larger Malampaya pure fuel costs because of the quarterly repricing, and Peso depreciation. Wholesale Electrical energy Spot Market (WESM) charges additionally elevated by P0.9577 per kWh resulting from larger common plant capability on outage within the Luzon grid.
PSAs, IPPs, and WESM offered 53.4%, 39.5%, and seven.1% of Meralco’s vitality necessities, respectively.
Actions in different expenses
Transmission cost for residential prospects additionally registered a discount of P0.0128 per kWh resulting from decrease Ancillary Service expenses whereas taxes and different expenses additionally registered a web lower of P0.0154 per kWh.
In the meantime, assortment of the Common Cost-Environmental Cost amounting to P0.0025 per kWh stays suspended, as directed by the ERC.
MERALCO’s distribution, provide, and metering expenses, in the meantime, have remained
unchanged for 67 months, after these registered reductions in July 2015. MERALCO reiterated that it doesn’t earn from the pass-through expenses, such because the era and transmission expenses. Fee for the era cost goes to the facility suppliers, whereas fee for the transmission cost goes to the NGCP. Taxes and different public coverage expenses just like the Common Costs and the FIT-All are remitted to the federal government.
MERALCO continues to serve throughout Normal Neighborhood Quarantine (GCQ)
Clients could go to their nearest Meralco Enterprise Heart, which can proceed to open its doorways in the course of the GCQ, and settle for service purposes, funds, and different transactions.
Strict security measures proceed to be applied, just like the “No Masks, No Entry” rule, Social Distancing and Temperature Examine. Frontliners can be found and prepared, however strictly comply with Social Distancing tips. Guests can relaxation assured that these frontliners have handed the fast COVID-19 testing approved by the Pasig Metropolis Well being Workplace. There are additionally acrylic boundaries arrange within the Meralco branches to guard each the shopper and the frontliner.
However, for max security and comfort, Meralco nonetheless encourages prospects to make use of Meralco On-line to transact from the protection of their houses. A number of choices for transactions have additionally been provided by the distribution utility, together with the Meralco Cell App through https://onelink.to/meralcomobile, Meralco On-line through www.Meralco.com.ph, and the Meralco approved fee channels at bit.ly/MeralcoPaymentPartners.
For extra data and issues, prospects could go to MERALCO’s web site at www.MERALCO.com.ph, its social media accounts, twitter @MERALCO and Fb at www.facebook.com/MERALCO or may name the MERALCO Hotline at 16211.