Our Partners and Customers
A. IntroductionThrough our technical training and consulting services, we have assisted companies and organizations in building capability to achieve improved employee productivity, energy and safety performance. The Academy has hosted several international study exchanges from USA, Africa, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, Bhutan, Papua New Guinea and from local institutions within the energy sector.
MPA’s alliance and collaboration with respected institutions such as IIEE (Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers), UPEEEI (UP Electronics and Electrical Engineering Institute) and global training providers like Singapore-based Terrapinn Training enables its reach to a wider audience and facilitates increased opportunities for the energy industry
B. Success Stories
Central Luzon Utilities learn Electrical Safety Management
The Meralco Power Academy (MPA) expands its reach to power distribution utilities in Central Luzon as it recently conducted 2 batches of the Electrical Safety Management Course. Attendees were engineers, safety and line personnel from Tarlac Electric Inc (TEI), TARELCO I & II, La Union Electric Company (LUECO), Cabanatuan Electric Light System (CELCOR), Dagupan Electric Corp (DECORP) and San Fernando Electric and Light Company (SFELAPCO). Each batch of participants engaged in a full day of thought-provoking lectures and discussions on safety principles and Meralco’s safety management initiatives and best practices as facilitated by experts Marco Carlos (photo 1) & Mark Soriano of SEM (photo 2) and Andy del Rosario of Central Logistics.
“We recognize that Meralco keeps itself abreast of global standards in its safety programs and we approached them to share relevant power line safety concepts and practices with our engineers and linemen. MPA has been quick to respond to our requirements and we are happy with the learnings gained from this course,” adds Vivencio Romero, GM of Tarlac Electric (TEI). With the success of the safety programs, TEI management sees the continued partnership and engagement of MPA for its technical and engineering competency building.
RME Review Program of MPA yields 15 board passers for Philex
Fifteen of Philex Mining Corporation (PMC) Padcal electricians passed the 2014 Registered Master Electrician (RME) Licensure Examination by the Board of Electrical Engineering on September 8, 2014. This was an achievement of 55% passing rate vs the national passing rate of 32%.
The first RME board review sessions were conducted under the Electrical Management Program (EMP) of Philex Mining Academy (PMA), in partnership with the Meralco Power Academy (MPA). PMA and MPA helped the employees prepare for their board examinations through a series of learning sessions and mock exams. “The RME program expands our knowledge so that we can perform our work efficiently. It helped us correct our practices and abide by the Philippine Electrical Code. It also boosts our confidence because people will now see us as credible professionals,” said Raymundo Anievas, one of the successful board passers.
“Having employees enrol in this program is both a benefit to the company and to the employees. The employees are equipped with the most up to date skills and tools in electrical management thus, helping them lessen operation disruptions. We applied the tried and tested formula from Meralco’s RME review and shared this with our sister company. Our electricians are now confident about their work because they know that what they are doing is in accordance with national standards,” said Raffy Arenas, RME trainer and MPA consultant.
Powering up the unified commands: A testimony of strong relationship
“Partnerships are not born, but are nurtured over time through a combination of regular dialogues, understanding each other’s needs, exchanging knowledge, leveraging on each other’s competencies to create a more symbiotic relationship". This was the opening line from Victor Genuino, head of Meralco’s Corporate Business Group during the celebration of another milestone of Meralco's partnership with the men and women of the Armed Forces and PNP. This relationship goes back a long way of working together to enforce and maintain public order and safety. Building on the success of a pilot program conducted in 2012, the Meralco Power Academy facilitated the 2nd batch for 30 engineering personnel of the Phil Air Force, Phil Army, Camp Aguinaldo and PNP on General Maintenance Work Safety Program.
In support of the continuing initiatives of our CRS Public Sector, the program was designed to further build capabilities of the military and PNP personnel in maintaining their camp’s energy facilities and in enforcing effective safety measures and practices. Lecture sessions, workshops and demonstrations were provided on Industrial Safety, Line and Equipment Protection Grounding, Operation of Basket Truck and Tree Trimming near High Voltage Energized Lines.
The recognition event capped the 5 day training program with the military and PNP officers in attendance, among them BGen Glorioso Miranda, Camp Commander of Camp Aguinaldo and Col Domingo Palisoc, Wing Commander of Villamor AIrbase. “The enhanced capabilities of the AFP and PNP personnel will definitely translate into improvements in the reliability of our camps’ services and infrastructure. We are grateful to Meralco for this program and we look forward to a stronger and enduring partnership with you.” Col. Palisoc remarked.