MORE Power Inaugurates Megaworld Substation: More Electric and Power Corporation (MORE Power Iloilo) recently inaugurated its 30/36 MVA Megaworld Substation. The event was graced by More Power Principal Owner Enrique Razon, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, Alliance Global Group Inc CEO Kevin Tan, and More Power President and CEO Roel Castro, among others.
MORE Power, Iloilo City’s sole distribution utility, takes pride in its new 30/36 MVA Megaworld Substation that will support Iloilo Business Park and nearby districts. It has two incoming lines from Molo and Mandurriao, ensuring reliable power distribution.
MORE Power Iloilo principal owner Enrique Razon, in a speech, bared his thoughts on the development.
“This project is a testament to our commitment in supporting the growth and development of the local community, by providing reliable and sustainable power supply,” states Razon. “We are proud to have been part of Iloilo’s journey, towards progress and will remain committed to contributing in the region’s economic and social development. This substation is a testament to our unwavering dedication to innovation and excellence to a hope that it will bring significant benefits to the community,” he adds.
Razon expressed his gratitude to partners, stakeholders, and employees who have contributed to the development. He also thanked the Iloilo City Government and Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Trenas for his steadfast support to the company.
As a response, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Trenas expressed his gratitude to MORE Power for its fervent support to the metro. The distribution utility, since the start of its operation, has always been committed to innovation and pushing the power distribution capacity of Iloilo City to the next level. The company is also transparent about its five-year modernization program focused on improving its service to the Ilonggos.
“From our homes, offices, public spaces, and commercial centers, electricity is a necessity. It is important in our daily lives. More so in a city such as ours. As the city government endeavors to be one of the top most livable-highly urbanized cities of the Philippines by 2028. Let us all recognize the efforts of MORE Power to help us reach this goal. Facilities are continually upgraded and necessary repairs are made even during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” says Trenas, during the inauguration of the 30/36 MVA Megaworld Substation.
“Teams are deployed 24/7, and communication lines are always open to quickly respond to concerns of the consumers. Customer service is professional making customers feel valued. Highly dependable high-quality service available to the community is something that Ilonggos are very proud of. I would like to congratulate MORE Power for all these accomplishments. This new megaworld substation with state-of-the-art facilities and strategically located in a key business district,” he adds.
He also shared his heartfelt gratitude to the company.
“You have done a lot for the Ilonggos Mr. Razon kag MORE Power, and I am very optimistic that there will be MORE from MORE. As we start to level up our city. We have to ensure that quality, electric power distribution becomes the standard. This enables us to improve quality of life, and prompt holistic development. To end, I would like against o express my sincere gratitude to the Razon Group, MORE Power and to MR. Kevin Tan for continually investing in Iloilo City. You have the Iloilo City LGU as your indispensable partner and we will help you in whatever way we can. We look forward to all the positive impacts that our continued and prospective collaborations on future projects will be achieved for our beloved Ilonggos,” Trenas concludes.
Kevin Tan, CEO of Alliance Global Group Inc., also expressed his gratitude.
“Our thanks to be part of this initiative and join MORE Electric and Power Corporation in its effort to boost Iloilo’s power capacity and reliability and provide cost-efficient electricity service to the community through this brand-new modern substation. Transforming Iloilo City into a world-class investment hub in this part of the country, is our vision… it is a vision that we equally share in the Iloilo City LGU and MORE Power,” Tan says.
Tan also shared his vision for Iloilo Business Park and his aspirations for Iloilo City.
“Our partnership with MORE will further power our goal of attracting and bringing in MORE Investments to the City as its central business district. A steady power supply and stable electricity prices are among the prerequisites of our locators and business. Having this new state-of-the-art facility in our township is a big plus and a huge confidence boost to our potential investors. By design, MEGAWORLD townships such as the Iloilo Business Park are built to be resilient and self-sustaining master plan communities,” he added.
More Power President and CEO Roel Castro, meanwhile, details the functions of the new substation.
“This state-of-the-art substation is actually capable of unmanned operation. When we do the familiarization walk, everything is already electronics. It could be controlled and operated off-site in our control center. This is also SCADA-ready. This means the communication system with this substation and all the substations later when we do the rehabilitation of the five substations that we inherited, can already be operated and controlled from our control center. That control center is also under construction right now in Diversion,” Castro states.
By the end of the year, we will have another substation in Diversion, which is to replace the old substation in General Luna, and at the same time, the new control center will already be operational by then. This substation will actually be our standard right now. Well, just to put a little pride in it, this is one of the latest in the state-of-the-art in the country right now. So, all of these is geared towards electric service infrastructure in Iloilo right now is very reliable, adequate, stable and should be competitively priced,” he added.