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The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) is set to energize major projects of Maynilad Water Services, Inc. as part of their joint bid to deliver stable and reliable service to Filipino consumers.
In a strategic meeting recently, the two companies committed to working closely together to ensure the timely completion of 76 projects that are expected to require a combined 87 megawatts (MW) of new power capacity.
These include big-ticket projects which will greatly benefit water consumers in the West Zone of Metro Manila. These are the Anabu modular treatment plant in Imus City, Cavite, and Maynilad’s water facilities in Muntinlupa City – the Poblacion Water Treatment Plant, Tunasan Sewage Treatment Plant, the Muntinlupa Conveyance System, and the proposed Bayanan Pumping Station.
Meralco’s timely and efficient energization of Maynilad’s projects reflects the importance of synergies between basic service providers in advancing inclusive developments that will ultimately benefit more Filipinos, Meralco Senior Vice President and Head of Networks Ronnie L. Aperocho said.
“Meralco shares the goal of Maynilad to continuously improve the delivery of essential services like water and power to consumers, which is our way of contributing to our country’s inclusive development and economic progress,” Aperocho said.
The country’s largest electricity distributor has long been a reliable partner of Maynilad. In 2022, Meralco successfully energized 41 Maynilad facilities including pump stations, treatment plants, and collection and distribution network facilities with combined power capacity of over 3.1 MW.
Meralco also conducts power quality reviews of Maynilad’s facilities, helping the water service provider avert possible revenue losses and higher costs due to equipment damage and service interruption.
Maynilad’s participation in the Peak/Off-Peak program of Meralco — an alternative power pricing scheme based on the time of day that electricity is generated, and the cost of supplying electricity during that time — meanwhile resulted in around Php2 million in annual savings for the water service provider.
Meralco’s collaborations with Maynilad forms part of the energy distributor’s commitment to nation-building as it continuously explores measures to enhance its power service to 7.6 million consumers, which include residential, commercial, and industrial customers. (/)