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As part of its thrust to invest in cutting-edge technology and improve the quality of electricity service to its customers, the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has energized two (2) new smart substations in Taguig City to cater to the growing power demand in the bustling business center.

Entailing a capital investment of P413.98 million, the Fort Bonifacio Global City (FBGC)-2 Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) Substation was developed to improve the switching flexibility, reliability and power quality in Bonifacio Global City and nearby areas.

Similarly, the P440.06-million McKinley Hill GIS substation will improve operational switching flexibility during contingencies in McKinley Hill and its adjacent communities.

Both network improvement projects involved the installation of a 115 kV – 34.5 kV GIS, and an 83 MVA power transformer. For the FBGC 2-Substation, Meralco also constructed a new 0.3 km, 115 kV line, and one (1) new 34.5 kV distribution feeder, while the McKinley Hill Substation involved the construction of underground 115 kV lines and two (2) new 34.5 kV distribution feeders.

Among the communities and establishments that will benefit from the new substations are St. Luke’s Medical Center, Shangri-La The Fort, Arthaland, Uptown Mall, One Residences, Venice Grand Canal Mall, Enderun Colleges Inc., Commerce & Industry Plaza, Science Hub, One Le Grand Tower, 8 Upper McKinley Towers, and One World Square.

Meralco Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Ronnie L. Aperocho said the projects form part of Meralco’s commitment to ensure the delivery of reliable and stable electricity service to help promote economic progress.

“As we energize these new substations, we also strengthen our commitment to continue delivering quality electricity service by strategically investing in projects to further improve our distribution system,” he said. “Our customers can be assured that Meralco will remain a reliable and active partner of the government in the pursuit of continuous economic growth for all.”

Meralco’s development of new state-of-the-art smart substations is also in support of the government’s push to ensure energy security under the current administration’s top priorities for its socio-economic agenda.

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