Meralco, the Philippines’ largest electric distribution utility company, recently initiated a strategic engagement with PRO-FRIENDS, one of the country’s fastest-growing property developers, aimed at bringing forward end-to-end innovative and sustainable energy solutions for Lancaster New City (LNC).
LNC is a gated development in Cavite spanning more than a thousand hectares of land covering the towns of Imus, Kawit, and Gen. Trias. LNC’s master-planned community is a lively mix of residential, commercial and business establishments envisioned to provide the lifestyle that Filipino families completely deserve.
PRO-FRIENDS Chairman Guillermo Choa said, “Aside from housing units and shops, and to complement our live-work-play-learn offering, Lancaster New City will also be the home of Suntech iPark, which is set to become the Information Technology & Business Process Outsourcing hub south of Manila. Reliable energy is an imperative, and Meralco has a strong record in delivering that, plus more. We are delighted at the long-term energy efficient solutions presented to guarantee LNC power sustainability”
Meraldo assured PRO-FRIENDS that facilities are in place to equip LNC with stable and reliable energy. AS an added resource, Meralco is set to build a substation within its premises. Innovations that Meralco highlighted-include the newly-launched K-Load prepaid electricity service as well as the E-Vehicles and its corresponding charging infrastructure. The utility’s subsidiary, MSERV, also bid for LNC’s beyond-the-meter services such as design, installation, quality assurance, engineering, procurement, construction (EPC), and operation and maintenance (O&M) of electrical facilities.
According to Victor Genuino, Meralco Vice President and Head of Corporate Business Group, “PRO-FRIENDS is helping Filipinos realize their dreams to live in a dynamic and progressive community via Lancaster New City. It is Meralco’s privilege to be able to support them through our energy solutions, especially since their goal is directly aligned with Meralco’s vision of nation-building and empowerment.”
Present during the signing were: Mr. Guillermo Choa, PRO-FRIENDS Chairman; Engr. Alden Aguilar, PRO-FRIENDS AVP A&E and Land Development Divisions; Mr. Josephn Mora, PRO-FRIENDS ABP Facilities & Management Services; Ms. Kristine Aganon, PRO-FRIENDS Director for BPO IT Park, Mr. Oscar S. Reyes, Meralco President & CEO; Mr. Alfredo S. Panlilo, Meralco SVP & Customer Retail Services and Corporate Communications Head; Mr. Ricardo V. Buencamino, Meralco, SEVP & Networks Head; Mr. Victor S. Genuino, Meralco VP & Corporate Business Group Head; Ms. Ma. Cecilia M. Domingo, Meralco AVP & CBG – Private Sector Head; Mr. Baldomero N. Guisala, Meralco SAVP & Network Planning and Project Management Head; Mr. Froilan J. Savet, Meralco Sr. Manager & Network Asset Planning Head; Mr. Joey A. Santos Meralco, Sr. Relationship Manager (Team Leader); And Ms. Erica A. Pekson, Meralco Relationship Manager