Maynilad powers up P100M solar farm in La Mesa 

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CALOOCAN CITY, June 3 (PIA) -- West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. had installed a P100-million solar power farm inside its La Mesa Compound in Quezon City, as it gears toward utilizing green energy.

According to Maynilad, the 1-megawatt PV (photovoltaic) solar power farm was built to augment the power supply for its La Mesa Pumping Station, thus reducing the company’s dependence on the grid and on fossil fuels.

“We operate a lot of facilities to ensure non-stop delivery of water and wastewater services. This new solar farm provides a renewable energy source that will enable us to generate energy savings and also decrease our greenhouse gas emissions,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.

The solar farm covers a land area of approximately 8,250 square meters.

Designed for optimal use for 40 years or more, the solar farm is projected to generate around 10 percent in annual cost savings on the electricity consumption of La Mesa Pumping Station.

The La Mesa Pumping Station operates 24/7 to boost water supply from the treatment plants to the reservoirs for distribution to customers.

The construction of this solar farm is a major milestone in Maynilad’s continuous bid to enhance operational efficiency and promote environmental sustainability. (PIA NCR)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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