Meralco launches accredited contractors program to help SMEs

July 30th, 2012

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On July 26, 2012, officers from Meralco SME Partners, a special team brought together to support small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), including top officers from the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines (IIEE), the Society of Philippine Electrotechnical Constructors and Suppliers Inc. (SPECS), the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB), and other industry leaders witnessed the inaugural inductionof Accredited Meralco Contractors (AMC) at the Meralco Multipurpose Hall.

The Accredited Meralco Contractors, or AMC, is an accreditation and training program that institutionalizes Meralco’s best-practices among energy service providers, contractors, developers and designers.

Accredited Meralco Contractors can help SMEs:

• Get quicker electricity connection – AMCs alert Meralco of upcoming SME projects months ahead of time which allows preparation of Meralco facilities and equipment so businesses can open on schedule.

• Avoid costly delays – Because of timely information provided by AMCs, Meralco can advise SMEs of the preparations needed to ensure compliance with safety standards before constructing their establishments and even before filling out an application form for Meralco service. This saves SMEs from costly delays and costly rework from failing to meet electrical standards.

• Better plan business expansion – As SMEs grow Meralco and its AMCs will be on hand to assist them in planning and completing their expansion projects.

Contractors who are selected in the AMC program are also provided continuing training from Meralco which include sharing of industry best practices to help accredited contractors achieve their full potential.Prompted by the positive response the AMC program has received from SMEs, a similar program will soon be instituted by Meralco specifically for residential customers.

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from left-right: Redel Domingo, Head of SME Relationship Management; Dave Buenviaje, Head of SME Marketing; Jose Rainier A. Reyes, SAVP and Head of SME Business Group; Evelyn B. Ortega, Secretary General, Philippine Retailers Association; Ramon M. Lopez, Go Negosyo Executive Director; Jose Antonio T. Valdez, VP and Head, Marketing and Customer Solutions, Meralco

The evening was filled with music and entertainment provided by The Zion Show of Talentadong Pinoy and Meralco’s Ambassador of Light, Ms. Shamcey Supsup. But it was highlighted by a special ceremony in recognition of the accredited contractors being feted that night.

Emulating the academe practice of capping in graduation rites, the newly inducted accredited Meralco contractors were “capped” by Meralco senior executives with hardhats emblazoned with the Meralco AMC seal. This was not only symbolic of their commitment to excellence in their fields of expertise and of maintaining high service standards, but also of their inclusion in a select group of contractors who bear the power utility’s seal of approval.

To find the right AMC contractor for your business, a complete listing is available at the Meralco website at www.meralco.com/ph/AMC.

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Click HERE for the list of Accredited Meralco Contractors.