Manila Electric Co. said Wednesday it started developing a new substation in Kawit, Cavite at a cost of P490 million to support industrial expansion and the growing energy demand of communities 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,” said Meralco first vice president, chief commercial officer and customer retail services head Ferdinand Geluz.
Meralco and solutions provider First Orient International Ventures Corp. signed an agreement for the construction of a gas-insulated switchgear substation on a 2,377-square-meter land in Island Cove.
“The lot donation of the FOIVC group, where the substation is being built, is an enormous help for Meralco’s continuing efforts to deliver reliable power to our customers,” Geluz said.
The Island Cove substation is expected to be completed by April 2024.