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ERC approves $8.2 M Meralco projects

The Philippines, Manila: The Energy Regulatory Commission has cleared Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) to spend $8.2 M (P410.45 M) for six capital expenditure projects.

The amount is lower than the $9 M (P450.75 M) that the power distributor had applied for.

These projects were originally filed in 2015, but were not approved due to lack of justification during that time.

The expansion of Bagbaguin substation worth $3.3 M was proposed to address the capacity deficiency of Meralco’s several distribution facilities.

The installation of $1.3 M 34.5 kV metal clad switchgear at Dasmariñas 83 MVA power transformer bank no. 1 will address the capacity deficiency of the nearby Imus power transformer bank no. 2.

The rebuilding of a portion of Dasmariñas-FCIE 115 kV line, worth $500 000, is intended to augment the line capacity, provide operational flexibility, and enhance the reliability of the subtransmission system in the Cavite sector.

The $1 M replacement of power transformer no. 2 at Mandaluyong substation, would optimise the load capacity of the Mandaluyong substation transformers, and improve the reliability and quality of service to customers in Pasig and Mandaluyong areas.

The $1.1 M cut-in of Pinagbuhatan switching station, will increase system reliability in Meralco’s Dolores 230 kV—15 kV delivery point substation.

The acquisition of a spare 83 MVA 110 kV, 34.5 kV, 13.8 kV power transformer would also increase the system reliability of Meralco’s network.


Source: PhilStar