How to Read Your Business Bill
Here’s everything you need to know to better understand your monthly bill.
View information about your old Meralco bill here.
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This section shows the Account Holder’s Name and Billing Address.
This tells you which Business Center or Collecting Office oversees your account and shows the Meralco TIN.
Here’s an overview of your energy consumption, which is the basis of your total bill charges. These are the details specific to this portion:
1. Your rate this month - The kilowatt-hour rate is the effective cost per kWh for the month. This is computed as ‘Total Energy Amount’ divided by the ‘Actual Consumption (in kWh)’.
2. Load Factor - This is a measure of how much energy was used in a month. If your business reaches the peak demand within the billing period, this means you are maximizing the power allocated for your business which results to a higher load factor. Businesses with a high load factor are qualified to avail of the Peak/Off-Peak program.
3. Bill Date - This is when your bill was generated.
4. Billed Demand (kW) - This shows the minimum billing demand (MBD) or the peak demand for the month, which ever is higher.
5. Actual Consumption (kWh) - This is the total electricity consumption registered in your meter for the current bill period.
All important payment details are now in bigger, bolder text size and found in one section.
1. Customer Account Number (CAN) - The 10-digit permanent number that you need to present when paying through any of Meralco’s authorized payment partners.
2. Due Date - Please settle your bill before this date to avoid risk of disconnection.
3. Please Pay - Refers to the Total Amount Due shown in your bill.
Your Total Amount Due is composed of up to 3 main components:
1. Remaining Balance from Previous Bill - If you have unpaid bills, it will be reflected here.
2. Charges for this billing period - This shows a breakdown of the different charges that make up your monthly bill. Note that only the distribution charge, which is around 20% of your bill, goes to Meralco.
3. Installment Due - If you have installment bills, it will be reflected here.
This bar graph, with up to 24 months of consumption data, can help better monitor your operating cycle and plan ahead for expenses.
You can use this data to analyze your energy usage.
1. Consumption vs. previous billing - Compare your kWh consumption in this bill versus the previous month.
2. Actual Demand (kW) vs Minimum Billing Demand (MBD) - If actual demand is consistently below MBD, you are not maximizing the facilities installed for your business. If actual demand consistently exceeds MBD, the installed facilities may become overloaded. In both cases, consider assessing your contract with Meralco if it is necessary to adjust your contracted capacity.
3. Power Factor - This is a measure of how efficiently power was used. Anything with a power factor less than 100% means that extra power is needed to operate your machines to compensate for power losses brought about by intrinsic reactive power in motor loads and other commercial and industrial facility loads. The closer is the number to 100%, your machines and operations are using power more efficiently.
Find out your consumption’s equivalent GHG emissions and explore more earth-friendly ways of doing business.
1. Equivalent GHG emissions - The Green House Gas emissions caused by your energy consumption indicated in this bill.
2. Trees to Offset Emissions - Number of mature trees needed to offset the impact of the GHG emissions.
Simply scan your QR code or barcode to input your 10-digit CAN when paying via authorized payment channels.
Also Included here is a reminder to submit BIR Form 2307 and/or BIR Form 2306 for CWT and/or FWV deduction.
For any inquiries, you may reach us through these channels.
This section shows the details of your last six (6) payment transactions.
If you have unpaid bills, you can see up to six (6) bills here.
This section contains the basic details of your service:
1. Service ID Number (SIN) - This is a 12-digit unique identifier for each service and is a valuable reference for accounts with multiple services.
2. Contract Holder - This is the name of the account holder on record.
3. Service Address - This is where your service is located.
See how much your consumption (kWh), demand (kW) and other charges contribute to your total bill
1. Meter Multiplier - This is the ratio of the customer’s total energy consumption to the amount of energy flowing through the electric meter. There’s a limit to the power supply that electric meters can safely measure. For customers with high power requirements, special instrument transformers are installed (current and potential transformers) to convert energy flow to measurable levels. Thus, we need multipliers to capture the actual energy consumed. Big commercial and industrial customers can have multipliers of x40 and above depending on their power requirements.
2. rkVAh -This is the additional energy required by motor-driven equipment. It is the required force to move / rotate the parts of the machine. This is innate in any machine. Using the beer in glass analogy wherein the beer is the Active Energy and the bubbles are the Reactive Energy, no matter how much beer is poured into a glass, the bubbles will still take up space in the glass.
This is the total equivalent amount for the energy your business consumed in the past month.
This section shows a detailed computation of the charges in your bill.
This section shows any additional information that you need to know about your bill like how to compute for your rate per kWh, your CWT deduction as well as installments and bill credits, if any.