MORE Electric and Power Corporation (MORE Power) did not just help hasten the restoration of power supply in Negros Occidental but also distributed aid to families reeling from the aftermath of Typhoon Odette.
MORE Power, together with the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO) and Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative (NOCECO), prepared relief goods for the typhoon victims.
Their team was dubbed “Task Force Kapatid” by the Department of Energy (DOE), Natural Electrification Administration (NEA) and Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc. (PHILRECA).
The relief goods included 200 packs of rice, 200 loot bags, 200 packs of toiletries, and seven boxes of gently-used clothing which benefitted hundreds of typhoon-stricken families.
Kind-hearted individuals also joined in the quick response by sharing cash and donations through the task force.
As to the rehabilitation works, the task force has accomplished major repairs.
The task force has replaced damaged primary poles and secondary poles, realigned leaning poles, re-erected primary poles, re-tensioned primary and neutral wires and secondary wires, trimmed tree branches, reconductored primary/secondary wires, fixed detached primary wire from insulator, replaced steel cross arm and pin insulator, energized 25kvA transformers, installed 50KVA transformers, restored service lines/secondary wires/primary wire, and energized big loads (private customer).
MORE Power sent 20 personnel to Negros Occidental composed of engineers, line warriors and customer care staff.
Together with personnel of NOCECO and CENECO, they were out there helping in the rehabilitation works even during Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
SP CITES MORE POWER
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental cited the efforts of MORE Power in helping the neighboring island.
The legislative body passed Resolution No. 1114-2021, “recognizing the efforts of More Electric and Power Corporation (MORE Power) and thanking them for their contribution and assistance given to the Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative to restore power in areas devastated by Super Typhoon Odette.”
Typhoon Odette struck Negros Occidental late evening of Dec. 16, 2021 and caused massive damages to property and other infrastructure such as roads, telephone lines, internet connections and power.
Power outages lasted for several days, especially in the southern part of the province.