A Guide to Paying Electricity Bills with Meralco Online

Published: April 23, 2020 | Updated: May 5, 2020 | Posted by: Ricky Publico | Personal Finance


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Don’t you just hate it when the Meralco billing comes and you have to go out and line up to pay for it? How many interrupted viewing or gaming sessions have you endured just to settle your electricity bills? Well now you’re free from all that, thanks to Meralco Online. Learn more about its features and benefits in this extensive guide.

Meralco Online Features and Benefits

Meralco Online is your one-stop shop for managing your Meralco connection. Using a smartphone or desktop, you can access all its features online, from paying your bills to reporting a power outage in your area.

  • Paperless Online Billing. You don’t have to wait for your bill to arrive at your doorsteps. Access your current bill and your bill history in just a few clicks.
  • Flexible Online Payment. No need to head out and wait in line to pay for your power bill. Just pay online through various online payment channels.
  • Meralco Appliance Calculator. Monitor your power usage by calculating the kilowatt hour (kWh) of each appliance in your home. This feature is exclusive to the Meralco app.
  • Apply for Meralco Service. You can even apply for a Meralco service directly through Meralco Online. Power up your new property in just a few clicks.
  • Report Power Outages. Don’t let an unannounced power outage get you down. You can report your power concerns through their 24/7 customer service desk.
  • Meralco Power Alerts. Get the latest updates and announcements from Meralco delivered straight to your smartphone.

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Meralco Online Account Registration

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There are two ways to start using Meralco Online: via its official website and via the official app.

How to Register via Meralco Online Website

  1. Visit the Meralco Online website[1] and click Sign Up Here.
  2. Fill out the registration form by providing your personal details as well as your Meralco account details.
  3. Don’t forget to tick the Terms and Conditions box before clicking Register.
  4. Alternatively, you can login using your Facebook account or Gmail account. Below the Register button, choose between the Facebook and Gmail button to connect your account.
  5. Once your account is confirmed, you will be redirected to the Meralco Online login page.

How to Register via Meralco Online App

  1. Download the Meralco Mobile app.[2]
  2. From the Meralco App welcome page, click Register.
  3. Fill up the registration form by providing your personal details as well as your Meralco account details.
  4. Don’t forget to tick the Terms and Conditions box before clicking Register at the upper right corner.
  5. Click the verification link sent to your email address. Once verified, you’ll be asked to set a password for your account.
  6. Alternatively, you can login using your Facebook account or Gmail account. Below the Register button, choose between the Facebook and Gmail button to connect your account.
  7. Once your account is confirmed, you will be redirected to the Meralco Online login page.

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Meralco Online Billing and Payment

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Once your Meralco Online account is up and running, you can start doing your transactions online. First thing you should check out is your current electricity bill for the current billing period.

How to Check Your Meralco Online Bill via Website

  1. Your current bill will be displayed on the left side of the homepage.
  2. To access your previous bills, click the Pay Bills button.
  3. Below the Bills Summary section, look for the Filter By Bill Status section.
  4. Set the filter from Unpaid to All. This will display your bills from the previous billing periods.
  5. To subscribe to paperless billing, return to the Meralco Online homepage.
  6. Under your current bill, click Paperless Billing.
  7. Click the highlighted link to start receiving your monthly bills online.

How to Check Your Meralco Online Bill via App

  1. Once you log in, your current bill will be displayed on the right side of the dashboard.
  2. To access your previous bills, tap the menu button on the upper left side.
  3. Tap Bills and Payment. The default view will display your unpaid bills.
  4. Tap the plus sign beside the Paid section to display your previous bills.
  5. To subscribe to paperless billing, return to the Meralco dashboard.
  6. Tap the House icon on the left and tap Subscribe Now.

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How to Pay for Your Meralco Bill via Website

  1. From the landing page, click the Pay Bills button.
  2. Review your bill and make sure all the details are correct before clicking Pay Now.
  3. Select your payment method from the drop down menu. You can use the following payment channels to pay your Meralco Online bill. A fixed PHP 47 service will be added to your final payment.
    • Credit Card
    • Debit Card
    • Paymaya
    • Smart Money
    • GCash
  4. Provide your card information and click Next.
  5. Review your payment for the last time and click Submit.

How to Pay for Your Meralco Bill via App

  1. From the Meralco Online dashboard, tap the Pay Now button under your current bill.
  2. Your billing details will be displayed. Click Pay Now at the upper right corner.
  3. Select your payment method from the drop down menu. You can use the following payment channels to pay your bill. A fixed PHP 47 service will be added to your final payment.
    • Credit Card
    • Debit Card
    • Paymaya
    • Smart Money
    • GCash
  4. Provide your card information and click Next.
  5. Review your payment for the last time and click Submit.

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Meralco Online Appliance Calculator

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While it’s true that you can compute your Meralco bill manually, Meralco Online can provide you with a quicker way to do your computation. The Meralco Mobile app has an appliance calculator that provides you a simplified approach to estimate the cost of each appliance in your home. Here are the steps to use this convenient feature.

  1. Open the Meralco Mobile app and take note of your average monthly consumption displayed above your monthly consumption chart.2.
  2. Logout of the app and tap Appliance Calculator on the bottom right corner.
  3. Enter your average monthly bill amount.
  4. Pick an appliance from the drop-down menu and tap Set. It will then show you the appliance’s wattage.
  5. Choose the number of hours, days, and weeks in a month the appliance is used.
  6. Tap Calculate. You’ll see the electricity cost per hour, day, week, and month of your appliance.

Due to the enhanced community lockdown, your bill for the period of March 17 to April 14 will be determined by the average monthly consumption for the last three months. The difference will be computed in the succeeding bills after the lockdown.[3]

Read more: How to Easily Compute Your Meralco Bill and Electricity Consumption

Meralco Online Orange Tag Feature

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Aside from the Appliance Calculator, the Meralco Mobile app also has the Orange Tag feature that will help you choose power-efficient appliances. The Orange Tag is a performance validation seal found on appliances that displays their cost per kWh. Here’s how you can explore the Orange Tag feature from the Meralco Mobile app.

  1. Open the Meralco app and tap Orange Tag below, beside the Appliance Calculator.
  2. To read more about what an Orange Tag is, tap What is Orange Tag.
  3. To find out the details found on the Orange Tag, tap Understanding Tag.
  4. Find appliances with Orange Tags when you tap Orange Tagged Appliances.
  5. Choose the appliance, brand, type, and model from the drop-down menus.
  6. The sample Orange Tag will display the appliance’s cost per kWh.

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Final Thoughts

When you’re in charge of keeping the lights on, you’ll need all the help you can get. Try out Meralco Online today and take advantage of its convenient features. Never miss a payment, monitor your power usage, and control every aspect of your connection, all without leaving the comfort of your home.

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