Meralco rates up in April


Power distribution firm Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has announced a P0.1050 per kilowatt hour (kWh) increase in their electric bills for April.

This means that a typical household consuming 200 kWh will have an increase of P21 in their total bill.

The increase is due to the normalization of the universal charge rate, according to the firm.

“The slight adjustment this month is not due to an increase in the cost of producing and delivering electricity, but mainly due to the Universal Charge returning to its normal level following a one-time refund of ₱0.1453 per kWh in Universal Charge-NPC Stranded Contract Costs,” Meralco said in a statement.

Before the extension of the Luzon lockdown the company announced that it will provide a 30-day payment leeway for bills due from March 1 to April 14, 2020.