Meralco considers Isla Verde as site for 1st microgrid system

MANILA Electric Co. (Meralco) is looking at Isla Verde, an island in Batangas province within its franchise area, as a possible location for its first microgrid system, its president said.

“We are working with the local government to energize [the island], to meet their requirements,” Meralco President and Chief Executive Officer Oscar S. Reyes told reporters.

Should the project push through, it would be Meralco’s first venture into that system.

Apart from Isla Verde, Mr. Reyes said Meralco continues to look for possible areas to build a microgrid, a small-scale electricity grid that can be operated independently from the country’s interconnected network of power transmission facilities.

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