Meralco, First Philec explore decarbonization solutions

Jun 06, 2022

The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) and Lopez-led First Philec Inc. are exploring solutions to help decarbonize the local power industry. 

The companies discussed these at a recent event in Bataan.

Meralco is pursuing a smart grid project to improve the reliability and resiliency of the grid, empower customers and integrate sustainability into the system.

First Philec, launched last year its manufacturing of a super green high efficiency distribution transformer model made from 100 percent recyclable and biodegradable materials.

Luis Trinidad, First Philec head of customer development, said First Philec’s new transformer model not only allows customers to reduce their carbon footprint but also offers the highest efficiency in its class and an extended product life and use.

For Raymond Ravelo, Meralco first vice president and chief sustainability officer, “a smart and sustainable grid can safely and seamlessly tap distributed energy resources such as renewables and energy storage systems aside from allowing customers to actively participate in vehicle-to-grid, vehicle-to-home and other energy efficiency programs.”