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Narinig nyo na yung Prepaid Electricity?
« on: July 08, 2013, 05:05:08 PM »
Narinig nyo na yung Prepaid Electricity? Napabalita eto sa TV if am not mistaken at sa balita ... ngayon ano masasabi nyo dito?

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By Amy R. Remo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 19:13:00 07/30/2009

MANILA, Philippines -- The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has officially issued the rules governing the prepaid metering scheme for electricity, allowing distribution utilities to begin offering the service to their customers.

The prepaid scheme is expected to help residential customers manage their consumption of electricity.

With the issuance of rules, distribution utilities could file their applications with the ERC to offer paid retail electric service (PRES) to their residential customers, the commission said.

The PRES is an electric service that uses a prepaid metering system designed to allow a residential customer to purchase credit or load and then use electricity until such time his load is exhausted.

It is also is expected not only to benefit consumers but also the distribution utilities, because the service will allow for "operational efficiency."

Customers will have the option to apply for a prepaid retail electric service on a voluntary basis, subject to the availability of a distribution utility's prepaid electric service infrastructure.

"Budget-conscious residential consumers can now control their electricity consumption better. A consumer may opt to buy electric energy credit in reasonable small increments and then use electricity until the said credit is exhausted. This is similar to the load purchased by cell phone users," ERC chairperson Zenaida G. Cruz-Ducut said in a statement.

The electricity rates will be the same as those charged under the existing post paid scheme, unless the distribution utility applies for and the ERC approves a different tariff for prepaid meters, Ducut said.

To further protect the consumers, Ducut said the distribution utility has been mandated to keep a record for each prepaid customer necessary to produce a summary of purchases of electric energy credits for at least the preceding two years.

The summary report should be provided by the distribution utility within five days from the receipt of the customer's request, she added.

According to the ERC, the distribution utilities should also provide reasonable means from which the residential electricity consumers would have easy access to the purchase of the electric energy credit for 24 hours daily to ensure continuous electricity service.

It added that the "cost of the metering system is to be shouldered by the DU (distribution utility), thus, no meter deposit will be collected from the consumer."

Distribution utilities are also required to source prepaid meters that are certified and compliant to the standards of International Electromechanical Commission (IEC) or the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Prepaid meters should be further subjected to ERC testing and certification.

As required under the rules, the prepaid electricity meter system must have the capabilities to: load the purchased energy, display real time information on how the load is being consumed, and give warning that the load is close to zero thereby providing a sufficient buffer before electricity is completely disconnected.

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Narinig nyo na yung Prepaid Electricity?
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Re: Narinig nyo na yung Prepaid Electricity?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 09:50:31 AM »
Any updates on this one? Kamusta na ang policy na eto?

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Re: Narinig nyo na yung Prepaid Electricity?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2014, 01:20:33 PM »
@businessmanph, i think the government and meralco/energy conglomerates are talking about this... since energy providers will have a challenging role on producing power by next year... they need to provide options like this prepaid kuryente which would definitely add economics on power consumption. maganda eto dahil mas makakatipid din ang supplier sa ganito pati mga consumers.

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