SOME Cebu City councilors visited the Visayan Electric Company (Veco) last Feb. 10 for an orientation on the company’s systems and operation.
Councilors Hans Abella, Noel Wenceslao, Nida Cabrera, Mary Ann delos Santos, Sisinio Andales, Ritchie Osmeña and Alvin Dizon were given a tour around Veco’s facility in Barangay Banilad, Cebu City for them to see the best practices in emergency response, customer service, safety and risk management, systems and network operations.
The city officials were also given an overview of how the power distribution industry works, citing the basics of power generation, transmission and distribution and how power is sourced and how power rates are determined.
Andales raised his concerns on the security of Veco’s substations.
Veco, however, assured him that the company have instituted tight security measures to
protect its substation facilities and equipment from external threats.
This is the first of a series of orientation sessions for local officials of local government units within its franchise areas to impart awareness of how the company operates and the challenges of the industry.
Veco, the country’s second largest electric distributor, serves the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Talisay and Naga and municipalities of Minglanilla, San Fernando, Consolacion and Liloan.
Veco has been providing the power needs of Metro Cebu for over a century. It is set to commemorate its 110th year this month.