March 2024 power rate down; Davao Light warns of high consumption during the summer months

Residential customers of Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. (Davao Light) will see a decrease in their bills from March 12 to April 10, 2024, as the overall power rate is down to P8.9975 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) from P9.2570 last month.

 

The P0.2595/kWh decrease in power rate is due to reduced generation rates brought about by decreased power supply prices from the Philippine Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) in Mindanao and coal prices from the world market. A typical household with an average monthly electricity consumption of 200 kWh will experience a drop of P51.90 compared to their February billing.

 

Despite this, the power utility reminds customers of possible high electricity consumption, especially since El Niño is here.

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