NGCP: Electric utility consumers pay only 4 cents per P1 transmission chargeJune 17, 2020
By Antonio Manaytay
The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said the transmission charge comprises 3.93 percent only of the monthly electricity bill.
Based on the May 2020 electricity bill, the consumers have to pay four centavos for every peso, the NGCP in a statement explains.
Transmission charge is the cost of delivering the electricity from generators to distribution utilities.
NGCP also noted that the pass-on transmission charge continues to drop at P0.51 for every kilowatt-hour as of last year. The transmission charge had continued to drop from P0.69 per kilowatt-hour collected by the National Transmission Corp. in 2009.
The ancillary services (AS) charge, meanwhile, accounts for 4.10 percent only. NGCP collects this amount and turned over the money to the AS provider.
Ancillary services help the grid operators to have a reliable electricity system.
NGCP, a private corporation, has the 25-year contract from the government. Its task is to manage, operate, expand and improve the power transmission system of the country. (Mindanao Sun)