Generation Charge
This is the cost of electricity supply generated and sold to CEBECO III from the different power plants owned by Independent Power Producers (IPPs).

Transmission Charge
It is the cost of delivering electricity from the power suppliers to the receiving point/distribution of CEBECO III.

Systems Loss Charge
It is the electricity used up (lost) in the distribution system for delivering power from CEBECO III's receiving point to the consumer's metering point. This represents both technical and non-technical system losses. The Energy Regulatory Commission has set this at 8.5% for private distribution utilities as provided by Republic Act (R.A.) 7832.

Distribution Charge
It is the cost of distributing electricity from CEBECO III's receiving point to its customers.

Customer Charge
A. Supply/Customer Charge
It is the cost of billing, collection and various customer-related services.

B. Metering Charge
It is the cost associated with measuring the amount fo energy consumed which include meter, meter-installations, accessories and meter reading.

Lifeline Subsidy Discount
RA 9136 provides that inter-class subsidies shall be removed, except the lifeline rates applicable to marginalized or low income residential electricity users. CEBECO III's lifeline is set at 100 kWh. This discount is applicable only to the generation, transmission, distribution, supply, metering and the systems loss charges.

The Energy Regulatory Commission has set CEBECO III's lifeline rate subsidy as follows:

Kwh Consumption Discount*
20 & below
21-30 65%
31-40 50%
41-50 40%
51-60 30%
61-70 20%
71-80 15%
91-100 5%

*Discount on Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Systems Loss Charge, Supply Charge, Metering Charge

Lifeline Rate Subsidy
This will cover the aid (subsidy) given to marginalized (Lifeline Rate) customers. The Uniform Retail Rate structure specified in R.A. 9136 makes it subsidy-free. It means that inter-class subsidies currently enjoyed under the existing rate structure shall be removed.

Currency Exchange Rate Adjustment
This is the recovery of the increase in principal payments of foreign denominated loans that may be brought about by the peso devaluation.

Power Act Reduction
Upon effectivity of R.A. 9136, NPC is mandated to reduce its rates for residential customers by 30 centavos per kilowatt-hour. since CEBECO III buys only about 50% of its power needs from NPC, its Power Act Reduction would amount to more or less 15 centavos only. CEBECO III has three Independent Power Producers - Toledo Power Corporation (TPC), Cebu Private Power Corporation (CPPC) and East Asia Utilities Corporation.

National Franchise Tax
Refers to 2% of gross revenue remitted to the national government as national franchise tax.

Local Franchise Tax
A range of 0.5% to 0.75% of gross revenue goes to local government as local franchise tax.

Universal Charge
It is a non-bypassable charge determined, fixed and approved by the Energy Regulatory Commission to be imposed on all electricity end-users. This is remitted to the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM), owned and controlled by the government. This would include:

  1. Stranded costs/contracts of NPC. Payment for the NPC debts after sale of its generating assets in excess of the amount assumed by the National Government.
  2. Missionary Electrification. R.A. 9136 mandates NPC to carry on with its missionary function of providing electricity to non-viable, far-flung areas in the countryside even after its privatization.
  3. Environmental Charge. The amount of P0.0025 per kilowatt hour shall be collected from all end users. This environmental fund will be managed by NPC, to be used solely for watershed rehabilitation and management.
  4. Tax Equalization. It is the equalization of the taxes and royalties applied to indigenous or renewable source of energy vis-a-vis imported energy fuels.
  5. Stranded Costs/Contracts of Utilities. This refers to the distribution utilities' losses in value of generating assets and contracts approved by the ERB before December 31, 2000 as a consequence of industry deregulation.
Local Franchise Tax Recovery
This is the computed amount to recover the local franchise tax imposed by the local government in your city or municipality from 1994-2000, which was not passed on the consumers.

This amount represents two percent (2%) of previous unpaid bills.

Meter Reading Schedule

Asturias17th - 18th day of the Month
Balamban20th - 21st day of the Month
Aloguinsan25th - 26th day of the Month
Pinamungajan27th - 28th day of the Month
DAS Area8th - 10th day of the Month
Toledo (Media Once - Cabulihan)10th - 11th day of the Month
Toledo (Sangi - Mainggit)11th - 12th day of the Month
Toledo (Poblacion)13th - 14th day of the Month
Toledo (Bato - Awihao)15th - 16th day of the Month
Lamac, Camugao, Cebu City Area29th - 30th day of the Month
Special Bills (Big Loads)25th day of the Month

Monthly Sit-in Collection Schedule

Asturias26th - 30th day of the Month
Balamban1st - 4th day of the Month
Aloguinsan3rd - 6th day of the Month
Pinamungajan5th - 8th day of the Month
DAS Area17th - 20th day of the Month
Toledo21st - 23rd day of the Month
Lamac, Camugao, Cebu City Area6th - 7th day of the Month
Special Bills (Big Loads)10th day of the Month
PhP 100.00 (+VAT) Penalty for delinguent payors

Disconnection Schedule

Asturias4th - 5th day of the Month
Balamban8th - 9th day of the Month
Aloguinsan10th - 11th day of the Month
Pinamungajan12th - 13th day of the Month
DAS Area24th - 25th day of the Month
Toledo27th - 29th day of the Month
Lamac, Camugao, Cebu City Area12th - 13th day of the Month
Special Bills (Big Loads)14th day of the Month

For RESIDENTIAL consumers, you can choose where and how to pay your electricity bills, through the following options:

For COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL and GOVERNMENT accounts, you can visit our Main Office or our Area Offices.