Primelectric-NEPC: The Key to a More Reliable and Efficient Power Supply in Bacolod City
Primelectric-NEPC, a sister company of More Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power), is gearing up to significantly improve Bacolod City’s power distribution facilities. With a proposed investment of P2 billion, the company aims to replicate the success of MORE Power’s power upgrade program in Iloilo City, promising lower electricity rates, minimized power interruptions, and elevated customer service for Bacolod City residents.
MORE Power’s Remarkable Power Upgrade in Iloilo City
Having invested nearly P2 billion in enhancing its electric distribution services, MORE Power has demonstrated its commitment to modernizing and improving the power infrastructure in Iloilo City. This comprehensive effort includes various initiatives, such as:
- Infrastructure Enhancements: The installation of an additional 10-MVA mobile substation at Iloilo Business Park, rehabilitation and uprating of substations, and the construction of a switching station are vital projects to optimize power distribution.
- Replacement and Upgrading: MORE Power has taken steps to replace outdated electric meters, dilapidated wooden electric poles, and uprate distribution transformers, contributing to a more efficient and reliable power supply.
- Consumer Benefit: The efforts have not gone unnoticed by consumers, as the electricity rate in Iloilo City has dropped significantly from an average of P13/kWh to as low as P6.2071/kWh under MORE Power’s management, making it more affordable compared to other private distribution utilities and electric cooperatives in the country.
- System Loss Reduction: The company launched “Oplan Valeria,” a system loss reduction program, cracking down on illegal electrical connections or “jumpers.” This initiative has resulted in inspections and demand letters to violators, ensuring adherence to Republic Act 7823 or the Anti-Pilferage of Electricity and Theft of Electric Transmission Lines/Materials Act of 1994.
- Swift Response Time: More Power’s Network Operations Department has established an impressive average response time of 10 to 15 minutes, earning the trust of regular users and businesses in the region.
Primelectric-NEPC’s Pledge for Bacolod City
In a positive development, Primelectric-NEPC has vowed to invest P2 billion in upgrading CENECO power distribution facilities, subject to the approval of the Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with the city government. Should the JVA be approved, Primelectric-NEPC plans to replicate the success of MORE Power’s power upgrade program in Bacolod City.
By implementing a similar range of initiatives, Bacolod City residents can anticipate a host of benefits, including:
- Reduced Electricity Rates: Just as in Iloilo City, Primelectric-NEPC aims to lower electricity rates in Bacolod City, making it more affordable for consumers.
- Improved Reliability: Upgrading and modernizing power infrastructure will result in fewer power interruptions, enhancing the overall reliability of the power supply.
- Enhanced Customer Service: The company plans to prioritize prompt and efficient customer service, ensuring that issues are addressed swiftly and effectively.
The Future of Power Distribution in Bacolod City
With Primelectric-NEPC’s proposed investment of P2 billion, Bacolod City can enjoy the same benefits that MORE Power has brought to Iloilo City. The company has a proven track record of success, and its commitment to improving power distribution is clear.
If the JVA is approved, Primelectric-NEPC will be well-positioned to lead Bacolod City into a brighter energy future. The company’s investment will help to reduce electricity rates, improve reliability, and enhance customer service. As a result, Bacolod City will be able to attract new investments, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for its residents.
Primelectric-NEPC’s proposed investment in Bacolod City’s power distribution facilities is a significant development. The company has a proven track record of success, and its commitment to improving power distribution is clear. If the JVA is approved, Primelectric-NEPC will be well-positioned to lead Bacolod City into a brighter energy future.
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