In line with its commitment to modernization under its 5-year development plan, More Electric and Power Corporation (MORE Power) keeps on finding ways to improve its operations and enhance customer services. As part of this initiative, the company launched the Work Order and Asset Management System (WOAMS) in an event on October 25 at Richmonde Hotel Iloilo.
WOAMS is a digital system that enables MORE Power to better manage information on its projects, resources and other operational assets. The distribution utility has partnered with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Philippines through its Energy Secure Philippines (ESP) program for the development of the system.
The launching was led by MORE Power President Roel Z. Castro and Program Management Specialist of USAID Regional Energy Climate Change Lyan Villacorta. Iloilo Business Club President Emil Diez, Provincial Administrator Raul Banias (representing Governor Art Defensor Jr.), former City Councilor and Executive Assistant Jay Trenas (for Mayor Jerry Trenas) also graced the event.
Villacorta said that the partnership with MORE Power under its ESP activity started in 2021 with the aim of improving the operations and performance of the utility. That led to the development of Utility Improvement and Reliability Plan for MORE Power which offered solutions that include WOAMS.
“The WOAMS development will come in two phases: a web-based application, which we are launching now, and a mobile application designed to work even in scenarios of poor internet connectivity,” Villacorta explained.
“It is intended to support MORE power’s drive to improve and streamline their processes, especially in quickly responding to power interruptions and connection/re-connection of customers,” he added.
Castro thanked USAID for selecting MORE Power as one of nine electricity distribution utilities in the country to benefit from the ESP Activity.
“When this becomes live, we would know every type of asset in every pole. In every facility, we would know what the age is, when was it replaced. With so many data, we could actually do predictive management. Not because we would just like to impress the use of data, but it is really to be effective with our consumers,” said Castro.