Meralco power rates to rise this month

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A Meralco lineman works at an electric post along V. Luna in Quezon City. — Michael Varcas / PHILIPPINE STAR

Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has announced an increase in the overall electricity rates for April at P0.2250 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for a typical household.

It said the higher rate for the month is mainly because of the P0.1773 per kWh increase in the generation charge. — Victor V. Saulon