Power Meets Progress
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Meralco and Spectrum take Marikina City to new heights with new eCFEI Program and the unveiling of its first solar powered government building
In a partnership struck with Meralco, Marikina City became one of the newest LGUs to adopt the Electronic Certification of Final Electrical Inspection (eCFEI) program. The city is also now a home to its very first solar powered government building through a separate collaboration with Spectrum, Meralco’s solar subsidiary.
The two milestones were officiated in the city’s very own Shoe Hall on December 1st, 2021. In attendance were Marikina City Mayor Hon. Marcy Teodoro and Vice Mayor Dr. Marion Andres and Head of City Engineering Kennedy V. Sueno. Representing Meralco were, Chief Executive Officer Atty. Ray C. Espinosa, Chief Commercial Officer Ferdinand O. Geluz, Central Business Area Head Margarita B. David, and Marikina Business Center Head Edwin Andrew C. Borja. From Spectrum was Chief Operating Officer Robert Marlon T. Pereja.
Making An Easy Way with eCFEI
Marikina is one of the newest additions to a growing list of LGUs who have successfully implemented the eCFEI program in 2021. The eCFEI will allow residents to apply for electricity safely and in accordance with RA No. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business Act.
Certificate of Final Electrical Inspection (CFEI) ensures a structure’s wirings abide by all pertinent rules and regulations. Securing one traditionally entails several trips between an LGU and a Meralco Business Center with multiple interventions by staff. The digital eCFEI not only streamlines this process, but also mitigates the risks of the ongoing pandemic by minimizing face-to-face interactions.
Pictured: Marikina’s Mayor Marcy Teodoro.
“As we finalize this service milestone with Meralco, we are ensuring that the basic utility, and a very critical need – electricity – our daily power source, is now truly accessible, and is subjected to ease of doing business,” Mayor Marcy said in a speech.
Standing Tall with Solar PVs
The newly adopted eCFEI program wasn’t the only cause for celebration as Mayor Marcy also unveiled the city’s finance building, newly energized by Spectrum.
Pictured: Marikina government’s Finance building and its newly installed solar panel system.
Work on the city government’s finance building began on August 19th of 2021 with the goal of sustainably improving the structure’s overall energy efficiency. Spectrum installed a 55.44kWp solar panel system that is projected to save the LGU up to 50% in costs or an estimated PHP 424,797 annually. This will also reduce Marikina’s carbon footprint by 52 tons, the equivalent of over 100,000 newly planted trees over the next 20 years.
It is through these strategic partnerships that Meralco and its subsidiaries are able to make impactful changes towards an even brighter future. That said, the Meralco is looking forward to future collaborations with the local government in the spirit of truly powering the good life.