Powering the Island Cove Substation
Meralco starts development of a state-of-the-art substation in Cavite
L-R: Meralco Senior Vice President and Head of Networks Ronnie Aperocho, Meralco First Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Ferdinand Geluz, Oriental Group General Manager Kevin Wong, and Sparc Properties Development Corp. General Manager Kimberly Wong.
The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has started the development of a new substation in Kawit, Cavite in support of the industrial expansion and growing energy demand of communities in the area.
Key officials from 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 the whole Island Cove. It will also 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”, Meralco First Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Customer Retail Services Ferdinand O. Geluz 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.
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 according to Meralco Senior Vice President and Head of Networks Ronnie L. Aperocho.
“We continue to encourage companies to closely work with Meralco in providing the energy infrastructure needed to meet the projected growth of new communities, not just for timely energization but also to have the right facilities that match their requirements,” he said.