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Meralco Selects Allegro’s ETRM Solution

Posted: 8 January 2018  |  Source: Allegro Development

Allegro Development Corp., a global leader in commodity trading and risk management (CTRM) software, today announced that Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the Philippines’ largest electric distribution company, has chosen Allegro’s cloud-compatible CTRM solution, Allegro Horizon, to manage market risk exposure in the Philippine Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM).

Recently, Meralco identified the need for a single platform that would streamline their energy trading and risk management processes and provide real-time data on electricity trading in the Philippines. This initiative was driven by Meralco’s mission to continue providing cost effective electricity to its customers while maintaining compliance with its Power Supply Agreement, as well as the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and Department of Energy (DOE) rules and guidelines. Additionally, Meralco wanted to strategically position itself to be better prepared for new WESM electricity spot market rules and technologies, including the forthcoming shortening of trading intervals from one hour to five minutes, as well as the planned inclusion of renewable energy and ancillary services to the market.

With guidance from Indra, a highly reputable global consulting and technology company, Meralco evaluated many energy trading and risk management solutions and determined Allegro’s platform would best suit their needs for efficient deal capture, accurate settlements, and robust risk management.

Prior to selecting Allegro’s solution, Meralco was utilizing a mix of in-house systems, including Microsoft Excel, to manage its trading and risk management processes. Moving forward, Allegro’s cloud-compatible software, Allegro Horizon, will be implemented along with an Indra interface in order to provide Meralco with a trading dashboard of clear reporting and custom view reports in the WESM.

Frank Brienzi, CEO, Allegro Development:
“The joint effort between Allegro and Indra to create a solution specific to Meralco’s needs is a testament not only to our software extensibility and scalability, but also to our strong partnership with Indra. We look forward to the continued strengthening of these relationships throughout the implementation process.”

Ronnie L. Aperocho, Senior Vice President and Network Head, Meralco:
“Meralco’s need for increased accuracy and efficiency in all our supply sourcing processes – including planning, trading, settlements, and risk management – requires a comprehensive and extensible platform. Our partnering with Allegro and Indra through this project will provide us with the necessary expertise and tools to help us streamline and improve our energy trading and risk management processes. This software solution will not only aid us in continuing to deliver cost efficient electricity to our customers while complying with our Power Supply Agreement, ERC, and DOE, but also prepare us for future regulatory rules and guidelines.”

Maria Vidoeira, CEO, Indra Philippines:
“For years, Indra has been working with Meralco on various projects in order to improve the company’s efficiency. The implementation of the Allegro solution for Meralco’s energy sourcing and risk management system will strengthen the partnership between Indra and Meralco. Indra’s comprehensive and deep project experience with Allegro will help Meralco achieve its aim to consistently supply cost efficient electricity to its customers while maintaining compliance to market rules and policies.”