MANILA, Philippines - Manila Electric Co (Meralco) will implement a P0.31 per kilowatt hour rate hike this month.
This includes a P0.23 /kwh increase in generation charge and an P0.08/ kwh increase for other charges.
The increase is due to a series of power plant shutdowns in Luzon in July.
Consumers will also have to shell out more to pay for electrification projects in far-flung areas. The universal charge for August billing is pegged at P0.381/kwh. - Report from Alvin Elchico, ABS-CBN News