Meralco Selects Allegro’s ETRM Solution
Philippines’ Largest Distributor of Electrical Power Chooses Allegro’s Energy Trading and Risk Management Solution to Manage Market Risk Exposure
DALLAS, TX, Jan. 4, 2018 – 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.”
About Manila Electric Company
Founded in 1895, Manila Electric Company (Meralco) is the largest electrical distribution company in the Philippines. Meralco serves 6 million customers in 36 cities and 75 municipalities, including Metro Manila. For additional information about Meralco, visit www.meralco.com.ph/.
Indra is a highly reputable consulting and technology companies, the top IT firm in Spain, and the technology partner for the core operations of its clients’ businesses worldwide. The multinational company offers a comprehensive range of proprietary solutions and cutting-edge services with a high added value in technology, which adds to a unique culture that is reliable, flexible and adaptable to its clients’ needs.
Indra is a world leader in the development of end-to-end technology solutions in fields such as defense and security, transport and traffic, telecommunications and media, financial services, electoral processes, public administrations and healthcare, and energy. Through its Minsait unit, Indra addresses the challenges of digital transformation. To learn more about Indra, visit www.indracompany.com.
About Allegro Development
Allegro Development Corp. is a global leader in commodity trading and risk management software for power and gas utilities, crude oil refiners, chemical manufacturers, oil and gas producers, agriculture companies, traders, and commodity consumers. Allegro’s software is built to provide users with position visibility, risk management, comprehensive controls, and regulatory compliance. With more than three decades of industry experience, Allegro’s enterprise platform drives profitability and efficiency across front, middle, and back offices while managing complex logistics associated with physical commodities.
Headquartered in Dallas, Allegro also has offices in London, Singapore, Calgary, Dubai, Houston, Jakarta and Zurich, along with a global network of partners. For additional information about Allegro and its capabilities, visit our home page at www.allegrodev.com.