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  1. jellyfish

    jellyfish DI Forum Patron

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    Today I received the electricity bill for the previous month.
    First thinking "have we really again used more electricity ?" seeing the increased amount.
    I then checked the used Kwh's and found out that our usage is the same but that Noreco has raised the price/Kwh.
    Reason for me to check my bills over the previous years.
    When I arrived here in Zamboanguita in 2006 it was about 5,8 Php/Kwh.
    Nov. 2008: still 5.8 Php/Kwh
    May 2009: 7.7 Php/Kwh
    Dec. 2010: 7.9 Php/Kwh
    May 2011: 8.6
    June 2011: 9.1
    July 2011: 10.1
    The last few monthes they raised prices month by month.
    I am still able to pay but wonder how the unlucky poor people deal with this. Staying longer in the dark, I guess.
     
  2. Bebasguy

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    Noreco is not done raising rates

    I was told they will continue to raise rates until they get to about 14 per KWH
     
  3. OnMyWay

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    if you want to save some cash, move to Long beach, Califorina where it's equivelant is 3.8 pesos per kilowatt hour

    That's only 25% of the cost
     
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    Don't you think that this is rather disturbing, when a rich country with so well feed Citizens
    pays less for it's energy than a poor country like the Philippines and its not only the electricity but also the Fuel and other things...:confused:
     
  5. OnMyWay

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    People come here thinking it's so cheap and they are disillusioned.

    To live a certain lifestlye, it's going to cost MORE than in America. Fuel, used cars, electric, meat, computers, cameras, cheese, milk, etc etc etc All are more expensive.

    You don't see anyone shipping Balikbayan boxes OUT of the Philippines. They are all shipped INTO the Philippines. Product is purchased far cheaper abroad

    One exception: Labor. Unskilled
     
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    200 peso's a day, wish I could ship some cheap labour to the UK.

    hmmm maybe they already do that.
     
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    John, thank you for sharing the month on month increase, I will definately check our bill when it comes. Last month it was 2,000 more that the prior month, I though maybe I used the aircon more, but I don't think I did. So I used the aircon less this last billing period and am curious to see the billing results.
    I realize for whatever reason the PI have close to the highest utility rates in the world. When I live in Makati, Mercalco (electric company) was a monopoly and the cost was astronomical. Sure hope the same doesn't occur for N.O.
     
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    also check your voltage, low voltage results in higher currency and that makes your meter run faster.

    it does not matter if you have your own transformer, if the incoming high voltage is a bit lower your voltage on the house side is also lower.
     
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    My billing history of Noreco goes back as from July 2010. According to my bill 1 Kwh was 7,3 peso. Earlier I lived in Dipolog and Iloilo. I do remember that in April 2010 the price of 1 Kwh in Iloilo City was already 10,3 peso. In November, December 2010 and January 2011 prices went a bit down. Not sure if the price for electricity is being matched with fuel prices as they do in some European countries.
     
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    They just came last week and changed my 3 year old meter because the meter reader reported mine was stuck up. I had just received my largest bill ever and no way it was stuck. I will have to watch and see.
    Ron
     
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