Meralco’s solar energy unit plans to install 20-MW rooftop projects

By Alena Mae S. Flores – November 11, 2018 at 07:20 pm

Manila Electric Co.’s renewable energy subsidiary Spectrum is targeting to install 20 megawatts of solar rooftop projects next year, after successfully completing 10 MW of projects this year.

Spectrum is also rolling out the micro-grid systems in Meralco’s franchise area in Cagbalete island in Mauban, Quezon and Isla Verde in Batangas.

“We’re still working on that because it would require local government approval. The intention is really requested by DoE to see if we can provide energization for all, for all unserved areas, aside from being able to meet the increasing energy requirements of those in the core urban areas and these are areas such as Cagbalete and Isla Verde,” Meralco president Oscar Reyes said.

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi asked all distribution utilities and electric cooperatives to make sure that unserved and unenergized areas in their franchise had electricity.