Meralco energizes Arca South Taguig smart substation

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Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) has energized its Php 597 million substation in Taguig City, a capital investment crucial for the provision of adequate, safe, stable, and reliable power to Ayala Land, Inc.’s Arca South development and the adjacent communities in the area.

This project, a collaboration between Meralco and Ayala Land, involves building a gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation with a 115 kV-34.5 kV capacity. The substation will eventually house three transformer banks with a combined capacity of 249 megavolt amperes (MVA). Its purpose is to meet the energy requirements of the newly built business and lifestyle district in Taguig. This project will benefit the current and future energy needs of the area.

While contributing to system loss reduction in the area, the Arca South substation will also aid in voltage regulation and provide operational switching flexibility during contingencies.

Among the benefactors of the new substation include AC Health’s Healthway Cancer Care Hospital, Ayala Malls Arca South, Alveo Veranda, Avida Towers Vireo, Landers Superstore Arca South, Maharlika Village, Puregold FTI Taguig, Sunshine Mall Plaza, Taguig Pateros Hospital, and Technological University of the Philippines-Taguig.

Ayala Land Senior Vice President and Group Head for Ayala Land Estates Robert Lao said that this project is a foundation of progress, enabling their company to power homes, businesses, and innovations that will drive the growth and development of the novel district.

Meanwhile, Meralco Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Ronnie L. Aperocho denoted that this project represents the electricity company’s unwavering support to Ayala land commercial customers, and taking part in this project allowed Meralco to serve more customers, and enabled them to reinforce their dedication to their mission.

“This newly energized smart substation in Arca South Taguig will provide safe, adequate, and reliable capacity to serve the existing and future power requirements of this particular Ayala Land development, and the adjacent communities in the area,” Aperecoho said.