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Mas mababang power rate ng Meralco asahan ngayong buwan

MANILA, Philippines – Asahan ang mas mababang overall household rate sa buwan ng Abril para sa mga customer ng
Manila Electric Company (Meralco).

Sa rate indication advisory, sinabi ni Meralco Corporate Communications head Joe Zaldarriaga na, “though we have yet to finalize the final figures, indications point to overall lower power rate this month mainly for two reasons.”

“We see both lower generation and transmission charges,” dagdag ni Zaldarriaga.

Noong Marso, tumaas ang household power rate ng 2.29 centavos per kilowatt-hour (kWh) na nagpataas sa overall rate sa P11.9367 per kWh mula sa P11.9168 noong Pebrero.

Katumbas ang upward adjustment ng increment na P5 sa kabuuang bill sa residential customers na kumukonsumo ng 200 kWh.

“For generation charge, we see the cost of natural gas suppliers decrease partly due to lower liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices,” ani Zaldarriaga.

“Transmission charges, on the other hand, may have lower costs following the Energy Regulatory Commission’s order suspending the settlement in the reserve market that drove the significant increase in ancillary service charges in the March electricity rates,” dagdag pa niya. RNT/JGC