MORE Power Iloilo Acquires Second Mobile Substation: More Electric and Power Corporation (MORE Power Iloilo) recently acquired a brand new mobile substation to be used in the full rehabilitation of old substations in Iloilo City. According to MORE Power President and Chief Executive Officer Roel Castro, the distribution utility invested in a brand new mobile substation from Aktif Elektroteknik. He added that the mobile substation will greatly help them in the total rehabilitation project of all the five substations that MORE Power inherited from the previous distribution utility but without long power interruptions.
To date, there are substations situated in Jaro, Lapaz, City Proper, Molo, and Mandurriao. Apparently, the power transformers on the said substations are categorized as unsafe and most of its facilities are also old.
Meanwhile, the new mobile substation has a power transformer load capacity of 30 MegaVolt Amperes (MVA). It will serve as a substitute during the course of the repair, which might last for 8 months to 1 year for each substation.
“Operations of the existing substations will be stopped while undergoing full rehabilitation and be transferred to the new 30MVA mobile substation so as to keep serving the feeders and its customers”, Castro explained.
The Turkey-based Aktif Elektroteknik recently welcomed the engineers and procurement team of MORE Power in its 7500 sqm factory in Ankara, during their factory acceptance test just this June.
The team is composed of three engineers of MORE Power namely Mark Anthony A. Molano, the Substation and Equipment Testing Assistant Manager, Wilmar J. Gonzaludo, the Substation Project Manager, Paterno C. Cabangisan
OIC-Head, Project Development and Management Department, and the Legal Officer Atty. Allana Mae Babayen-on.
The supplier, Aktif Elektroteknik was established in 1981 and has been operating with more than 40 years of manufacturing experience, modernized machinery lines like Medium Voltage Air Insulated (AIS) Switchgears, Mobile Substations, Package Substations, and Kiosks.
The mobile substation is expected to arrive in Iloilo City in August and will be stationed at the Molo substation for immediate testing and energization. This is the second mobile substation acquired by MORE Power. The first, a 10MVA mobile substation, was established last 2020 and placed in Megaworld to address the big demand and unstable voltage of the Iloilo Business District and stabilize the critical load of the Mandurriao substation.
MORE Power aims to further improve the distribution of electricity in Iloilo City by making it more efficient, sufficient, and reliable, to lure more investors and better serve their increasing number of consumers.