Meralco launches new Cavite substation
Danessa Rivera (The Philippine Star) - May 22, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) launched its new Cavite substation to support the province’s robust and growing economy.

In a statement yesterday, Meralco said it inaugurated its new substation in partnership with property developer Property Company of Friends Inc. (Pro-Friends).

The facility will accommodate the increasing electricity requirements of Lancaster New City in General Trias, Cavite and nearby communities.

“This new facility is a testament to Meralco’s relentless pursuit to continuously improve our service to customers through the use of innovative technology. Likewise, this project will improve the system reliability and will provide better flexibility during contingencies,” Meralco deputy CEO Ray Espinosa said.

“We thank Pro-Friends for their partnership in this endeavor aimed to support residents of Lancaster New City, as well as Caviteños in nearby cities and municipalities,” he said.

Situated on a 5,400-square meter lot donated by Pro-Friends, the 115kV-34.5kV outdoor substation in Lancaster New City is a state-of-the-art facility that can function unmanned.

It is equipped with supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) as well as devices and remotely-controlled distribution feeders and line reclosers.

Aside from addressing critical loading of Cavite power transformers, the new substation will also provide switching flexibility in case of outages, translating to fewer and shorter duration power interruptions, benefitting residential, commercial and industrial electricity customers, most especially those in Lancaster New City and the Cavite Economic Zone.

“Meralco and Pro-Friends are similar in the sense that service excellence is one of the key pillars that drive our enterprises to go the extra mile. This substation will fulfill energy requirements primarily of Lancaster New City (LNC) and also cater to nearby communities surrounding LNC,” Pro-Friends president Guillermo Choa said.

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