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Davao Light substation upgrade ups network reliability in Davao

Davao Light Reputation Enhancement Department | February 8, 2019

Davao Light and Power Co. has upgraded its Victoria Substation in downtown Davao City to improve its network capacity and enhance power reliability in the company’s franchise area.

Sensitive devices are housed in a separate control room at the substation, a move seen to reduce the incidence of power outages caused by incorrect operation of devices. Project Engineer Mark Anthony Catalan said that this design is only intermediate and that the final design, due later this year, will include a bus upgrade and additional breakers for the main as well as new Victoria 4 feeder.



The improved facility has also instituted a more eco-friendly system using IEC61850 GOOSE. IEC 61850 is an international standard communication protocol for electronic devices, which features fewer copper wires, translating to less installation and maintenance costs and reduced overall carbon footprint.


This upgrade is part of Davao Light’s substation equipment modernization program in pursuit of its vision of becoming a world-class electric utility with delighted customers and engaged stakeholders.

Davao Light is the third largest privately-owned electric utility in the Philippines. It holds the franchise for distributing electric power to Davao City, the largest city in the world in terms of land area, as well as Panabo City and the municipalities of Carmen, Dujali, and Sto. Tomas in Davao del Norte.