MERALCO begins construction of Island Cove substation


The Manila Electric Co. (MERALCO) has begun the development of a new substation in Kawit, Cavite to support the industrial expansion and growing energy demand in the area. 

The substation is set to be completed in 2024, with three transformer banks capable of delivering 83 megavolt amperes (MVA) of power, or a combined capacity of 249 MVA. 

Upon full operation, the substation will address the power requirement of Island Cove and improve the voltage regulation in the area and guarantee operational switching flexibility when needed. It can also accommodate new load applications and relieve the critically loaded circuits of other 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,” MERALCO first vice president Ferdinand Geluz said in a statement. 

MERALCO and solutions provider First Orient International Ventures Corporation (FOIVC) earlier signed an agreement for the construction of the gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation in a 2,377 square-meter land bank in Island Cove.