Peak / Off-Peak Program
Pay lower generation rates during off-peak hours.
Peak/Off-Peak (POP) rates program is an alternative energy pricing scheme designed to help business owners lower their total electricity expenses through rates based on peak and off-peak periods. The program is best for businesses that operate on or can shift a larger part of their energy-intensive operations to off-peak hours and Sundays.
Our Peak / Off·Peak (POP) rates program can help you:
- Generate savings that can be reinvested to grow the business
- Improve operational efficiency
- Contribute to a reduction in peak hour consumption
Learn the difference between Peak and Off-Peak hours!
Peak Periods are hours of the day when demand for electricity and generation rates are high, while off-peak periods are when demand for electricity and generation rates are low. With POP, Meralco customers can avail of lower generation rates during pre-defined off-peak hours:
Peak and Off-Peak hours
|Day||Peak hours||Off-Peak hours|
|Monday to Saturday||8 am to 9 pm (13 hours)||9 pm to 8 am (11 hours)|
|Sunday||6 pm to 8 pm (2 hours)||8 pm to 6 pm (22 hours)|
Seasonal POP Rates*
|Time Period||POP Rate** (Peak)||POP Rate** (Off-peak)|
|Dry (Jan to Jun)||7.4854||3.5461|
|Wet (Jul to Dec)||7.2779||3.5461|
*With approval from ERC
**Subject to Generation Charge Adjustment (GCA) every month. GCA reflects the difference between the current generation costs and the Basic Generation Charge in accordance with ERC Order under Case No. 2012-117RC. It is added to the ERC-approved peak/off-peak rate to adjust the prices to the current level of generation cost.