THE Manila Electric Company has recently commissioned its new La Mesa 115 kilovolts (kV) Switching Station in Laguna.
The project, which aims to improve the system reliability and power quality in the area, involved the commissioning of a gas circuit breaker, three sets of disconnect switches, and standard connection and metering facilities for the Philippine office of STMicroelectronics Inc. (STMI), the largest European semiconductor contract manufacturing and design company.
The new switching station will facilitate the upgrading of STMI’s electric service to 115 kV from 34.5 kV and accommodate the projected increase in its demand to 13.5 megawatts (MW) this year, and 20MW by 2027.
Meralco said the five-month construction of the switching station was made possible by the collaboration of the One Meralco Group through MServ, one of the largest Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection (MEPF) contractors and energy service companies (ESCO) in the Philippines, and Miescor, one of the country’s leading service providers of engineering, construction, and maintenance service.
Meanwhile, a Meralco subsidiary has turned over the solar rooftop projects for The Orchard Golf and Country Club and Biostar NutriProducts, Inc.
Spectrum said it recently held a ceremonial turnover of solar rooftop projects.
Spectrum’s partnership with The Orchard involves solar panels with combined capacity of 99.9-kilowatt-peak (kWp) installed at the latter’s sports and leisure facility in Dasmariñas, Cavite.
Spectrum’s project with Biostar, a licensed distributor and manufacturer of animal health products in the country, involves a 24.96-kWp rooftop facility at the latter’s poultry farm in San Pablo City, Laguna.