MORE Power vows better power services for Iloilo City

MORE Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power) vowed to provide better services to residents of Iloilo City.

During the power firm’s presentation at the Iloilo City Council last Nov 26, MORE Power president Roel Castro said there target is to “reduce the systems loss from the current 9.30 percent to below the loss cap set by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).”

Castro assured that MORE Power will “improve power reliability from 31.15 times (System Average Interruption Frequency Index) to the Philippine Standard of 2.4 times, and 1,162 minutes of SAIDI (System Average Interruption Duration Index) to the Philippine Standard of 54 minutes.”

He also guaranteed that they will “increase the power substation capacity such that they do not exceed 70 percent normal loading, correct all unsafe electrical installations, and correct voltage quality to within +/-10 percent at 230 volts”

MORE Power introduced their actions to realize these objectives.

Castro said they would “rehabilitate and update the secondary system (230V), repair distribution transformer installations, install fault indicators, rehabilitate the 13.8 kV primary lines, and add substation capacity.”

To reduce systems loss, MORE Power is poised to do “immediate rehabilitation of metering points and service drops (230V) and wage an anti-power pilferage campaign.”

The company will also “correct dilapidated and unsafe primary (13.8kV) and secondary poles and lines (230V), and clear poles in coordination with telecommunications and cable television companies.”

To implement all these, MORE Power, according to Castro, is ready to invest P700 million.IMT