electricity prices - updates

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Congress OKs 'Murang Kuryente' bill

Feb 04, 2019 - 7:53 PM

If passed into law, the bill would lead to a decrease in electricity charge for consumers, ranging from P115 to P169.48 monthly

ELECTRIC CHARGE. Several power provider announce increase in electricity charges in 2018. File photo

ERC eyes extending electricity price cap anew

Jul 31, 2014 - 4:28 PM

The regulatory says power supply remains tight and the cap is important to prevent price spikes at the spot market

ANOTHER PRICE CAP EXTENSION? The tight power supply coupled with a number of power plants that were put offline are among the considerations that could possibly lead to another extension, the Energy Regulatory Commission says. File photo by RITCHIE B. TONGO/EPA

ERC extends electricity price cap despite court case

Jun 25, 2014 - 9:11 AM

Imposing the price cap is unconstitutional invalid illegal the Philippine Independent Power Producers Association says

Electric wires are seen at a residential area in suburban Manila. Power producers stress the need for more power plants in the country to meet demand. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

ERC extends electricity price cap as Luzon faces tight supply

Jun 23, 2014 - 8:03 PM

A number of power plants are scheduled to go offline for maintenance in the coming months

Electric wires are seen at a residential area in suburban Manila. Power producers stress the need for more power plants in the country to meet demand. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

Inflation picks up in April

May 06, 2014 - 12:19 PM

The government assures consumers that it has put in place measures to keep inflation manageable

MORE EXPENSIVE. Commodity prices, particularly food and utilities, go up, pushing the inflation rate in April. File photo by AFP

Meralco inks another power supply contract for summer

Apr 10, 2014 - 4:55 PM

The company wants to minimize its exposure to the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market where prices usually go up during summer because of high demand

People arrive at the office of Meralco, the country's largest power distributor, to make payments. AFP PHOTO/JAY DIRECTO

Germany OKs wide reform of green power switch

Apr 08, 2014 - 9:08 PM

Under the plan Germany plans to meet 80 of its energy needs with renewables by 2050 but faces also having to balance the interests of its mighty industrial sector while safeguarding jobs

RENEWABLE ENERGY. Germany aims to meet 80% of its energy needs with renewable by 2050.

WESM prices slashed; Meralco rates to fall

Mar 18, 2014 - 6:15 PM

Electricity spot market prices for the November and December supply months are down to P6 007 P6 245 kilowatt hour from the previous P25 403 P28 367 kilowatt hour

LOWER BILLS. Meralco customers will see a reduction in their December and January electricity bills after WESM cuts its prices. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

What Meralco's rate hike tells us about the power sector

Mar 13, 2014 - 9:42 PM

The record high increase in Meralco s charges last December is caused by a combination of problems that have plagued the Philippine power sector

Meralco March rate down by P0.45/kWh

Mar 10, 2014 - 5:02 PM

Meralco says the costs of power from supply agreements and WESM fell

LOWER BILLS. Meralco customers will see a reduction in their March electricity bills. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Petilla: Meralco Dec rate must be cut

Feb 24, 2014 - 12:17 PM

The Energy chief says there was no true competition in the spot market during the Malampaya facility shutdown leading to a spike in prices

ILLEGAL. DOE Secretary Jerichio Petilla says several power generators violated WESM rules by not offering full capacities. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

How Meralco is reducing electricity prices

Dec 21, 2012 - 8:43 PM

To lessen the ire of consumers who normally blame Meralco for price hikes the company initiated efforts to lower prices

ELECTRICITY COST. The country's biggest power distributor has initiated efforts to lower electricity prices. Photo from AFP

Coming soon: Prepaid electricity

Jan 29, 2012 - 2:49 PM

Phone and electricity services will soon have something in common: prepaid

ELECTRICITY. Soon, Meralco subscribers will have the option to pay for their electricity service on prepaid basis.