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MORE Power prepares brand new facilities for Iloilo

The Philippines, Iloilo City: Electricity consumers in the expansion areas of MORE Power should expect brand new power supply equipment.

The new equipment will include substations, concrete poles, electrical wires, transformers, electric meters, and new vehicles.

In the Power Utilities round table discussion initiated by the Iloilo Local Economic Development and Investment Promotion (LEDIP), MORE Power president and chief executive officer Roel Castro said the company is very much prepared. It has already put up primary lines along the boundaries of Pavia and Iloilo City.

A new 30 MVA substation in Megaworld in Mandurriao district is in the works, which will temporarily serve the power requirements of the area in Pavia once everything is in place.

MORE Power has purchased the necessary equipment and materials which will initially be used in outlining the service areas. Likewise, the company already hired additional personnel to perform the tasks.

“This substation will be equipped with modern machinery and equipment adapting to the newest technology in the market today, and one of those is the 30/36 MVA Hitachi Energy power transformer,” said Castro.

From 30 June 30 to 4 July, the MORE Power team visited the factory of Hitachi Energy in Hanoi, Vietnam to personally witness the factory acceptance test (FAT) and ensure that all transformer part specifications are within the acceptable standards. All equipment spare parts have also been secured and will be included in the shipment as part of the specified agreement in the contract.

This power transformer is equipped with notable brand components like the on-load tap changer (OLTC). The OLTC is manufactured by Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen, which is considered as the “Mercedes Benz of all OLTCs.”

The power transformer’s conservator and tap changer are equipped with a “self-dehydrating breather” manufactured by COMEM Group Italy.


Source: Panay News