MORE Power invests in new high-end equipment for more precise meter readings

MORE Power iloilo new high-end equipments for more accurate meter readings

Iloilo City, Philippines - More Electric and Power Corporation (MORE Power) acquired two high-end tools to add precision and give more confidence to consumers in reading the electric meters.

MORE Power's Assistant Manager of the metering department, Engr. Emil Joseph Cahuya signified that the distribution utility had recently invested in a 5-position meter test bench which has the power of testing five electric meters in 3 minutes. 

Benefits nya is maka testing kita sa mga meter halin sa field or meter nga bag-o gani matest natun ang iya accuracy. Bal-an naton kung ang meter nga na is fit gamiton or indi. Advantage sini sa operation kay testing position, dasig-dasig lang siya. So, a matter of three minutes may testing nakitakag result sa lima ka metro,” Engr. Cahuya narrated.

The company also acquired a portable desktop meter test station that can be carried to different sites during fieldwork. With this equipment, MORE Power’s metering department becomes more efficient and accurate in checking the new set of purchased electric meters individually, whether it is faulty or miscalibrated.

Isa naton ka advantage is tungod calibrated siya sang ERC, accurate siya and imported siya. Bangud sini, confident kita nga accurate ang metro nga gina deploy sa field kag fair ina sa MORE Power kag sa customer,” Engr. Cahuya added.

The company emphasizes quality and accuracy to ensure consumers that each meter reading is guaranteed correct and matched based on their actual electricity usage. 

ERC-certified meter laboratory

According to Engr. Bailey del Castillo, the company's Senior Assistant Vice President for Network Operations confirmed that Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) already approved MORE Power's Meter Laboratory and the aforementioned top-of-the-line equipment which are certified accurate by the regulators.

Now we are already a certified meter laboratory by the ERC. This means we are guaranteed that all of the equipment that we are using are in conformance with the standard set by the government. So this meter test bench and including the portable meters are certified by our regulators”, del Castillo said.

He also clarified that the meter laboratory is being operated by a licensed engineer and trained laboratory technicians.

We have a licensed engineer and trained meter laboratory technicians. That is technically competent to do the testing. So that’s part of the requirements. Our engineers are well-trained before these instruments are deployed to their function. We are not just testing these meters; we are also doing rehabilitation now and replacement. So the volume of our meter installations right now is high. That’s why we need these types of very efficient test equipment so that we can catch up with the daily volume, says Engr. del Castillo.

MORE Power has proven and achieved countless significant upgrades in the city. They are serving around 87,000 consumers and replaced more than 30,000 broken and erroneous electric meters since it took over as the official distribution utility of Iloilo City last 2020.

This is really in line with our goal, to continuously upgrade our system and improve our equipment like this meter test bench to further provide quality service to our consumers. We are committed to delivering better service to all our customers and that is why we are doing all we can to improve in all aspects,” Engr. del Castillo emphasized.

MORE Power aims to modernize its facilities in Iloilo City within five years to bring the most cost-efficient service to all its consumers.

Diamond Georgina

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