Meralco marches on to its 108th year of service in 2011. Consistently in the list of the Philippines’ top five corporations and cited among Asia’s finest, Meralco today serves over 4.8 million residential, commercial and industrial customers. It is strategically located to serve the country’s center of commerce and industry and its hub of government services and infrastructures. It services about 30 manufacturing economic zones, which also compete in the global market. Likewise, the Company caters to providers of outsourced business processes, both domestic and international.
Meralco’s 9,337 sq. km. franchise area covers 31 cities and 80 municipalities including Metro Manila, the entire provinces of Bulacan, Rizal and Cavite; parts of the provinces of Laguna, Quezon, Batangas and Pampanga. Electrification level in the franchise area is 99%.
The franchise area is home to 25.5 million people, roughly a quarter of the entire Philippine population of 94 million, for whom it commits to deliver adequate, reliable, quality and affordable electric service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round.
It is within Meralco’s service area where almost half of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is produced, one-third from Metro Manila alone. Consequently, 54% of the total electricity usage in the Philippines, or almost three-fourths of all electricity used in Luzon, is consumed in the Meralco area.
Meralco today is about extraordinary vision. The entry of new perspectives into the Company already has a significant impact on how we engage our markets, enhancing customer satisfaction at the same time providing new opportunities to create superior value for our customers, the community and the country.
Just as it has been for over a century, we continue to see Meralco as a partner for growth whose direct footprint in the communities and businesses we serve defines our continuing commitment to progress and nation-building.