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How to Manage Your Electric Bill?

THE RAINY season has arrived. We were expecting a lower electric bill, right? But this is not the case this time. A research done by alagad.com.ph revealed some similarities in the explanation of two electric distribution companies on why electricity rates have been increasing. Meralco and Davao Light & Power Co. (DLP) both reported that this is mainly due to the additional generation (production) and transmission (delivery) cost charged by the following:

* National Power Corporation (NPC) – a government corporation responsible for generating and transmitting electricity from the source (power plants) and sells them to distribution companies.
* Independent Power Producers (IPPs) – private power producing companies that sells electricity to distribution companies.
* Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) – the “marketplace” where power producers (NPC and IPPs) “sell” and distribution companies (Meralco and DLP) “buy” electricity.

Read more: How to Manage Your Electric Bill?

To check your monthly consumption and manage your electric bill, you can use or download the Meralco Appliance Calculator (MAC). Meralco also suggested the following electricity reduction tips at home in using the following:

1. General appliances

2. Lighting

3. Washing Machine

4. Clothes Iron (Plantsa)

5. Refrigerator

6. Electric Fan

7. Television

8. Computer


9. Airconditioner
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  • tataas pa iyan ... kailangan bumawi sa nagastos kay abnoy sa eleksion ng mga lopez eh {meralco}
  • Reduce dependency on oligarch-owned power corporations.

    Use solar panels.


    But wait...


    Envious neighbors/people will steal/damage your solar panels.


    FUUUUUUUUUUUU....
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  • The Manila Times :bashful:
    August 09, 2011

    MANILA Electric Co. (Meralco) on Monday told its customers to brace for another increase in their electricity bills, citing higher power costs that the utility incurred this month.

    From P5.29 per kilowatt-hour in July, Meralco’s generation charge increased to P5.37 per kilowatt-hour in August.

    “This increase was primarily due to the higher cost of power sourced from the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market [WESM] and the independent power producers [IPPs],” the company said in a statement.

    The generation charge is the cost of power that Meralco sources from its suppliers.

    The tariff, which averages almost 60 percent of a customer’s average monthly power bill, is entirely a pass-through charge and does not accrue or go to the utility but directly to the utility’s power suppliers.

    Meralco said that the effective cost of power purchased from the WESM increased by P1.29 per kilowatt-hour in July (used in August generation charge) as peak demand for electricity rose last month.

    The cost of power supplied by Meralco’s major IPPs also went up by P0.17 per kilowatt-hour on account of an increase in fuel costs and a decrease in utilitization as a result of maintenance shutdowns.

    But the increase in the cost of power sourced from WESM and the IPPs was mitigated by the lower cost of power purchased from the National Power Corp. (Napocor), which registered a reduction of P0.52 per kilowatt-hour.

    The decrease in Napocor’s selling rate resulted from a shift to wet-season rates.

    Regulators, however, allowed the state-owned power company to collect an additional P0.07 per kilowatt-hour in the universal charge for missionary electrification component of consumers’ power bills to subsidize Napocor’s off-grid operations.

    Meralco has a pending petition before regulators for an increase in its maximum average price of P1.58 per kilowatt-hour, which will be translated to the different tariffs for its customer classes, to P1.60 per kilowatt-hour.

    The utility sought the increase for surpassing performance indicators set by the regulators for various operations and service areas under its performance-based regulation rate-setting scheme.

    With a new wave of rate hikes expected in the next few months, the non-government group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) reiterated its call on the government to scrap the value-added tax (VAT) on power rates.

    “Prior to 2005, there was no VAT on electricity. It was only during the time of GMA (initials of then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo) that this abominable burden was imposed on the people so that government could generate revenues for debt servicing. With looming power rate hikes, it is important that the government immediately reduce the burden of power rates on the people,” said Renato Reyes Jr., Bayan secretary general.

    Based on Meralco rate schedules for July, the VAT on generation rates is set at 11.39 percent, 12 percent for distribution rates and other charges and 9.42 percent VAT for systems losses.

    This means that a household consuming 100 kilowatt-hours per month pays P72.63 in VAT from a total bill of P820.

    A household consuming 200 kilowatt-hours will pay P189 in VAT out of its total bill of P2,051.

    A household consuming 300 kilowatt-hours will pay P297 in VAT out of the total bill of P3,199. :rolleyes:
  • shininpath wrote: »
    THE RAINY season has arrived. We were expecting a lower electric bill, right? But this is not the case this time. A research done by alagad.com.ph revealed some similarities in the explanation of two electric distribution companies on why electricity rates have been increasing. Meralco and Davao Light & Power Co. (DLP) both reported that this is mainly due to the additional generation (production) and transmission (delivery) cost charged by the following:

    * National Power Corporation (NPC) – a government corporation responsible for generating and transmitting electricity from the source (power plants) and sells them to distribution companies.
    * Independent Power Producers (IPPs) – private power producing companies that sells electricity to distribution companies.
    * Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) – the “marketplace” where power producers (NPC and IPPs) “sell” and distribution companies (Meralco and DLP) “buy” electricity.

    Read more: How to Manage Your Electric Bill?

    To check your monthly consumption and manage your electric bill, you can use or download the Meralco Appliance Calculator (MAC). Meralco also suggested the following electricity reduction tips at home in using the following:

    1. General appliances

    2. Lighting

    3. Washing Machine

    4. Clothes Iron (Plantsa)

    5. Refrigerator

    6. Electric Fan

    7. Television

    8. Computer


    9. Airconditioner
    :bop:

    hi..tungkol sa ref..medyo confused ako.. kung si ref A ay may 0.78 kilowatt/hour at ang wattage is 93 tapos si ref B naman ay may 0.85 kilowatt/hour at may wattage na 95..sino sa dalawa ang may higher energy efficient factor?

    tanong pa ho..puwede ko ba iunplug yong ref once a wk? kasi umuuwi ako sa amin every saturday afternoon then balik ko na sa unit ko monday evening na..so lalabas na nakadefrost o nakapatay yong ref 4 na halos two days at 4 na beses sa isang buwan.. ok lang ba yon? o kahit na bababa yong energy consumption dahil nakapatay sya pero kung patatagalin ko syang nakaoff ng almost two days eh baka naman madali syang masira..?

    last na lang ho..sana may matrix ng mga appliances kung magkano nakukunsumo every month kahit yong average price lang..halimbawa yong average monthly bill sa tv na ginagamit ng 10 hours everyday..o yong ref na 24 hours na bukas everyday..
  • kung hindi ginagamit ang isang di kuryenteng gamit tanggalin sa saksakan especially charger ng cp natin ugali ng pinoy na kahit hindi nagcha charge yung charger naka kabit pa din.
  • russellian wrote: »
    hi..tungkol sa ref..medyo confused ako.. kung si ref A ay may 0.78 kilowatt/hour at ang wattage is 93 tapos si ref B naman ay may 0.85 kilowatt/hour at may wattage na 95..sino sa dalawa ang may higher energy efficient factor?

    tanong pa ho..puwede ko ba iunplug yong ref once a wk? kasi umuuwi ako sa amin every saturday afternoon then balik ko na sa unit ko monday evening na..so lalabas na nakadefrost o nakapatay yong ref 4 na halos two days at 4 na beses sa isang buwan.. ok lang ba yon? o kahit na bababa yong energy consumption dahil nakapatay sya pero kung patatagalin ko syang nakaoff ng almost two days eh baka naman madali syang masira..?

    last na lang ho..sana may matrix ng mga appliances kung magkano nakukunsumo every month kahit yong average price lang..halimbawa yong average monthly bill sa tv na ginagamit ng 10 hours everyday..o yong ref na 24 hours na bukas everyday..

    Good Morning. Dami kong assignment na kailangan kong sagutin :)

    Pansamantala ito muna ang masasagot ko sa iyo at patuloy ko pang ire-research ang ibang katanungan mo at sikapin ko din makapaglagay ng matrix. Pero , sa ibang site ko maaring ilagay ang detalyadong kasagutan sa mga katanungan mo.

    Refrigerator is one of the most energy-consuming household appliances.

    Today’s generation of high-efficiency refrigerators include more insulation, high-efficiency compressors, better door seals, and more accurate control of temperature than older models. Depending on refrigerator volume and level of efficiency, they use between 450 kWh per year (for a 15 cubic foot top-freezer model) and 850 kWh per year (for a 26.7 cubic foot side-by-side model). This compares with the past typical new home refrigerators (with top-freezer) that used about 700-kWh per year and the typical 1973 model that used nearly three times the electrical energy.

    A refrigerator with a separate door for the freezer is more energy efficient than a one-door refrigerator because the temperature required in the freezer is higher compared to the other parts such as vegetable crisper.

    No frost models are more convenient than manual defrost. With the former, you don't need to defrost or clean your freezer regularly of large ice particles. Manual Defrost models are less expensive compared with no-frost models , however in the long run you might realize maintenance due to regular cleaning and electricity bill will make it more costly to own.

    Models with a built in ice maker and through the door water dispenser is more efficient since you don't need to open the freezer to get ice or water.

    In general, the larger the volume, the more energy the refrigerator uses. Automatic defrost models can consume up to two times more energy than manual defrost.

    Refrigerators include an electric motor to drive the compressor. The motor draws significantly more power when starting up than it does when it is already running.

    nangangahulugan na mas malaki ang kinokunsumong power kung muli mong ipa-plug ang iyong refrigerator. Hinaan mo na lang marahil ang switch kapag wala ka sa inyo ng ilang araw. Lalo na kung may ilang karne na naiwanan na kailangan panatilihin malamig.

    Hanggang dito na lang muna Bro baka may maibigay pang ilang advice ang mga forummer na maaring makatulong sa iyong mga katanungan. :bop:
  • Unplug all your electronic devices when not in use. Computer, TV, Stereo..... Use CFL bulbs for lighting. It will help lower your electricity bills. As far as older appliances try to replace them with energy efficient appliances. It cost money but you can do it one at a time and it will help lower your electricity consumption.


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  • ynang_reynaynang_reyna PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    kapag may extra budget ako bago magkatapusan, nag a advance payment na ako.
  • ynang_reynaynang_reyna PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    nagtitipid ako sa ibang bagay tulad ng pagkain sa labas para may pambayad ng kuryente lalo na kung panahon ng summer.
  • This is great info here. Very informative and useful. Instead of AC, Use fan
    Instead of Washing machine, Wash clothes by hand. Instead of Fridge, Buy and have it fresh. Instead of PC, Go from Mobile application net surfing. Instead of TV or flat screen, Go outing like parks, shopping or cinemas enjoying by out. Some people thinks that this will parsmony. But this is the fact can reduce our EB-Bill.
  • gotta lick itgotta lick it PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Unplug all your electronic devices when not in use. Computer, TV, Stereo..... Use CFL bulbs for lighting. It will help lower your electricity bills. As far as older appliances try to replace them with energy efficient appliances. It cost money but you can do it one at a time and it will help lower your electricity consumption.

    Off the Vegas Strip


    agree ..... the standby mode of appliances also consumes electricity. there might be any visible pilot light but the infra red light is currently running.

    aside from CFL lamps, LED lamps consumes much less power.
  • Sir, is an Electricity saving device ( the ones available at Ace Hardware ) - useful?
    They claim that you can save at least 20% off on your electric bill.

    Salamat po.
  • sa gabi pag matutulog na unplug nyo lahat appliances nyo lalo na yun refrigerator sa umaga na lang ulit i-plug
  • mcsteamy17mcsteamy17 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Bumili ng rechargeable batteries...



    ...at i-charge mo sa office yung mga batteries...



    Pati yung mga mobile phones and laptops/iPad sa office din i-charge...




    Eh di nakabawas sa electric bill, di ba ? :lol:




    Wag lang manakaw sa office... ...aaahhhh...
    :dizzy:



    OnT: Refrigerators and appliances with heating element consume more electricity. Retire old refs and aircon more than 10 or 15 years. Buy refrigerators/aircon that are energy efficient. Use Iron o plantsa for a bundle of clothes at hindi yung pira-pirasong damit. Same thing with electric oven.
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