The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and Property Company of Friends, Inc. (PRO-FRIENDS) opened its newest substation which aims to address the increasing electricity requirements of Lancaster New City in General Trias, Cavite.
PRO-FRIENDS donated the 5,400-square meter lot in Lancaster New City, where the 115kV-34.5kV outdoor substation is located. The substation is equipped with supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), as well as devices and remotely-controlled distribution feeders and line reclosers.
The new substation will also provide switching flexibility in case of outages, aside from concentrating on critical loading of Cavite power transformers.
This will result in fewer and shorter time of power durations, which will benefit the residential, commercial, and industrial electricity customers.
“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 C. Ochoa said.
“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,” Meralco Deputy Chief Executive, Ray C. Espinosa added.
LNC is home to around 65,000 residents and 66 commercial locators including a BPO as of now.