The Meralco Electric Bill Equation

May 15, 2008 at 2:18 pm 7 comments

(based on April 2008 bill)

Let :
G = Generation charge
Gtx = Tax on Generation charge
T = Transmission charge
Ttx = Tax on Transmission charge
SL = System loss
SLtx = Tax on System Loss
DMS = Distribution, Metering and Supply charges
LLS = Lifeline rate subsidies
DMSLLstx = Tax on distribution, metering and supply charges and lifeline rate subsidies
LFtx = Local franchise tax
UC = Universal charges

Total Electric Bill = [G + T + SL + DMS + LLS] + UC + [ Gtx + Ttx + SLtx + DMSLLstx + LFtx]

Where:
Gtx = 0.1044G
Ttx = 0.1069T
SLtx = 0.1049SL
LFtx = 0.0057[[G + T + SL + DMS + LLS]
DMSLLstx = 0.12[DMS + LLS + LFtx]

The multiplying factors vary from month to month except the 12% of the Distribution charge tax

Final equation:

Total Bill = 1.1044G + 1.1069T + 1.1049SL + 1.12DMS + 1.12LLS + 1.12LFtx + UC

As you can see, it is not really such a complicated formula. But what gets into the variables, especially G, T and SL, is what makes life for the ordinary consumer complicated and which often leads to the problematic disconnection notice.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. charles xavier  |  May 16, 2008 at 12:32 am

    In your equation, the tax component is repeated FIVE TIMES. Meralco’s call for the government to remove or reduce taxes in the form of E-VAT, Franchise Tax, Energy Tax, etc is therefore correct.

    Indeed if the government is serious in bringing down power costs, then why tax the electric industry heavily?

    To pay for the gargantuan debts of NAPOCOR? To cover-up the fertilizer scam? Why o Why?

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  • 2. DJ  |  May 16, 2008 at 1:55 am

    Hi Ka Mon!

    I remember in highschool, pinagco-compute kami nun ng electric bill ng math teacher namin. I wonder if pinagagawa pa ng mga teachers yun sa mga students lalo pa’t nakakaasar lang para sa mga teachers at students ang mga resulta ng computations nila hehe.

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  • 3. kalman  |  May 16, 2008 at 2:52 am

    I agree, especially so if one has to compute for blended generation rates with spot market transactions.

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  • 4. Alfie Miras  |  May 17, 2008 at 7:08 am

    I think if you will also take into consideration yong taxes and royalties na ipinapataw sa fuel ng generating plants, mas malaki ang ibababa ng bill natin.

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  • 5. nemo  |  May 19, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    grabe… mga halimaw na taxes yan. hindi ba nila naisip na nakakailang pataw na sila ng taxes. Mga tax na hindi na nararapat, ang karamihan ay para lang i-cover ang mga utang na kinurakot din naman ng iilan. Wala rin namang napupuntahan. Ni hindi mo rin nararamdaman. BASURA!!!

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  • 6. ANGELITO M. AYUSON  |  May 20, 2008 at 8:16 am

    SA WAKAS NAKABASA AKO NG BLOGS NA CREDIBLE AT FACTUAL SALAMAT PO SIR. SANA PURSUE NG MERALCO O DARE NYA ANG ARROYO GOVT, NA REMOVE THOSE HALIMAW TAXES SA KURYENTE ( sa kanila naman napupunta ) grabe. Inilalayo lang ang issue sa ZTE kadiri ang kakapal.

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  • 7. FLORAMIE C HERNANDEZ  |  January 4, 2010 at 6:06 am

    sa mga kinaookulan wala po akong reading previos and present wala po syang total Registered kwh. malake po ang bill nya paano po nangyare ito.? Noong last november naputolan po ako omabot po ang biil ko ng 70000 naputol po ito .nabayaran ko ito noong Dec.9 nabayaran ko po ito tapos naibalik ang ilaw hinde ko po ito nagagamet .ngayon po nagkaroon ako ng bill subra laki sa 7 days kc Dec. 22 dumating ang bill. napakalaki. pwide PLS. PAKE CHECK LANG PO METER NUMBER. 33JZN84046 SIN 125536401-8
    MARAMING SALAMAT PO.

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