MISAMIS ORIENTAL–“The experience felt by the MORESCO-1 workforce was simply overwhelming upon the declaration of the Distribution Management Committee that our Electric Cooperative is 100% PDC compliant…” quip the electric coop’s General Manager Julie Real.
To give a brief background to link its importance to the member-consumers and stakeholders, the power industry in the Philippine scenario is guided by a law, RA 9136, known as the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA). EPIRA mandated the creation of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), an independent, quasi-judicial regulatory body that is tasked to promote competition, encourage market development and ensure customer choice in the industry.
ERC operates through a standard system called the Philippine Grid Code (PGC) and Philippine Distribution Code (PDC). For the PDC, its creation is to cover the following: establish a monitoring system; ensure the compliance of the DUs; promote accountability of the DUs to achieve greater operational and economic efficiency; and protect the public interest. Thus, MORESCO-1, as a Distribution Utility (DU) is mandated to comply with the PDC rules and procedures set by the Distribution Management Committee (DMC).
The good news is that on July 30, 2015, MORESCO-1 is the first among all the Electric Cooperatives (ECs) in the country to have been assessed by the DMC with flying colors. Moresco-1 is one of the three DUs that they have declared 100% in their PDC Compliance Assessment. The 2 other private companies are the Visayan Electric Company and Davao Light & Power Company.
The DMC declaration was considered a milestone for MORESCO-1, as this assessment is reflective of the performance its cooperative, attuned with the performance rating ascribed by the National Electrification Administration (NEA), a government body created to ensure the efficiency, reliability and sustainability of ECs in the Philippines as it continues to oversee the implementation of the rural electrification program.
As part of giving back to its member-consumers, the electric coop is happy to share this good news, with its continuing commitment to serve them with utmost value while it strive for excellence in delivery of service.