June 15, 2024

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Meralco develops new substation in Kawit, Cavite

By Justine Rich Talusan

THE Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has started the development of a new substation in Kawit, Cavite.

The new substation was in support of the industrial expansion and growing energy demand of communities in the area.

Meralco and solutions provider First Orient International Ventures Corporation (FOIVC) recently signed an agreement for the construction of a Gas-Insulated Switchgear (GIS) substation on a 2,377-square meter land bank in Island Cove.

Set to be completed by April 2024, the new substation will house three transformer banks, each capable of delivering 83 megavolt amperes (MVA) of power or a combined capacity of 249 MVA.

Once fully operational, the project will address the power requirement of Island Cove, and at the same time improve voltage regulation in the area and guarantee operational switching flexibility when needed. In addition, it will accommodate new load applications and relieve the critically loaded circuits of existing Meralco substations in the area.

 “This Meralco Island Cove Substation will be an integral part of the Meralco Distribution System in Cavite, supporting not just Island Cove’s power requirements, but also that of the communities around Kawit and Bacoor, Cavite. The lot donation of the FOIVC group, where the substation is being built, is an enormous help for Meralco’s continuing efforts to deliver reliable power to our customers”, Ferdinand O. Geluz, Meralco first vice president, chief commercial officer, and head of customer retail services, said.

For FOIVC, Meralco’s reliable electric service is an essential component in achieving the company’s business goals and ensuring stable and efficient operations.

Meralco senior vice president and Head of Networks Ronnie L. Aperocho said the development of the new and state-of-the-art substation is a testament to the power distributor’s commitment to supporting economic growth through delivering continuous, adequate, reliable, and efficient electric service.