To address the growing demand for electricity in the southern part of Davao City, AboitizPower subsidiary Davao Light and Power Co. Inc., (Davao Light) is set to energize a new digital substation in Binugao, Toril, 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, improving overall availability and reliability within the service area,” Chad Ramos, Head of Davao Light’s Power Systems Planning and Design Department said.
Ramos added that it can also back up other substations especially during unplanned power outages.
A substation is a key component within a power distribution system that transforms electricity voltage making it ready to be safely used by residential, commercial, and industrial consumers.
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.
Operations are also made safer and more efficient as the new digital facility can be controlled and monitored in real-time.
The substation is targeted to operate within the third quarter of 2022, adding to the roster of 27 substations operated by Davao Light in its franchise areas in Davao City, Panabo City, and the municipalities of Carmen, Dujali, and Sto. Tomas.