More Power reaps support from Iloilo business and transport groups

The operation of the new distribution utility More Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power) is supported by Iloilo City business and transport leaders.

In separate media reports, the two groups cited that MORE Power’s effort to correct the city’s existing electricity distribution system is expected to encounter troubles and result in scheduled power disturbances.

The Iloilo City’s varied business association Iloilo Economic Development Foundation (ILEDF) released a statement through its Executive Director, Francis Gentoral saying that ILEDF is confident that MORE Power remains true to its commitment to provide transparent service and has never shielded away from informing the public of the unscheduled power interruption, their durations, and causes.

MORE Power in the streets f Iloilo City.
MORE Power in the streets of Iloilo City.

Iloilo City Loop Alliance of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association (ICLAJODA) ‘s president Raymundo Parcon also applauded MORE Power’s energy and diligence for doing a massive preventive maintenance in all its substations and upgrading distributions lines.

These uncovered statements contradicted PECO’s claim that MORE Power is incompetent and lacks in experience in running the entire operation of the business.

ILEDF cited that the whole city of Iloilo can level up and can completely move forward if PECO settles to support the new power distributor. ILEDF calls for unity in the face of the global health crisis.

According to the business group, Iloilo City electric consumers now enjoy a cheaper per kilowatt-hour (kWh) rate of less than Php 10 with MORE Power compared to the last 15 years with the former utility provider.

“The city’s power distribution utility should have a demonstrated capability, track record, and financial capability to operate and maintain a distribution utility for a fast-growing metropolis; make significant investments in infrastructure; systems and technology; and human resources; and maintain a long-term commitment to Iloilo.” ILEDF added.

With the city’s progress and MORE Power’s effort in making outstanding changes with regards to electricity service, there’s no doubt that Iloilo City may become one of the country’s finest investment destinations by the year 2022.

MORE Power’s initial operation and services undeniably benefited businesses and residents and supports to address public welfare concerns particularly in eradicating theft of electricity, fire prevention and overall improvement of services to Iloilo City.

Meanwhile, general manager Halley Alcarde of Western Visayas Transport Cooperative is satisfied with MORE Power’s aptitude and commitment in delivering the necessary upgrades in all aspects of operations.

Alcarde also reiterated the huge difference MORE Power has accomplished especially for the direct consumers who were financially burdened because of unjustifiable electric power billings and illegal consumers.

Alcarde defined his side by admiring Mr. Roel Castro, president of MORE Power for leading an open and transparent administration laying down the current power distribution situation and its limitations. #


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