Aboitiz group energizes new substation in Davao

Aboitiz-owned Davao Light and Power Co. Inc. is set to energize a new digital substation in Binugao, Toril, Davao City to address the growing demand for electricity in the southern part of Davao City.

“The new facility will have a switching station capable of interconnecting and switching between different supply lines making it less susceptible to interruptions.

The substation is expected to improve overall availability and reliability within the service area, said Chad Ramos, head of Davao Light’s power systems planning and design department.

The Binugao substation will provide more reliable service and help meet future demand as it has an increased capacity of 33 MVA, twice that of the older facilities.

When a nearby substation trips causing a power outage, the facility can help carry its load to prevent a longer duration of power interruption.

The new digital facility can also be controlled and monitored in real time.

The substation will add to the 27 substations operated by Davao Light in its franchise areas in Davao City, Panabo City, and the municipalities of Carmen, Dujali, and Sto. Tomas.

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