SUBSTATION INAUGURATION. (L-R) Meralco Relationship Manager - Leisure and Entertainment Industry, Melanie Senga; Meralco VP and Head, Corporate Business Group, Victor Genuino; Meralco Deputy CEO, Atty. Ray Espinosa; PRO-FRIENDS SEVP, Jocelyn Guzman ; PRO-FRIENDS SVP and Deputy Strategic Business Unit1 (SBU1) Head, Kathleen Choa; PRO-FRIENDS EVP and SBU1 Head, Epifanio Santillan Jr.; PRO-FRIENDS Chairman and President, Guillermo Choa; Meralco SVP and Head, Networks, Ronnie Aperocho; Meralco AVP and Head, HMB South Business Area, Benjamin Nolasco.
MANILA, Philippines – Meralco, in partnership with property developer Property Company of Friends, Inc. (PRO-FRIENDS) inaugurated its new substation that will accommodate the increasing electricity requirements of Lancaster New City in General Trias, Cavite and nearby communities.
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. This will translate 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.
According to PRO-FRIENDS President Guillermo C. Choa, “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.” To date, LNC is home to close to 65,000 residents and 66 commercial locators including a BPO.
Meralco Deputy Chief Executive, Ray C. Espinosa, reaffirms Choa’s sentiments, saying, “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. 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.”