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VECO increases substation capacity

Now that we have doubled our capacity, we can cater to new customers. We have been preparing for this since we have projected Cebu’s rapid growth.

-Engr. Mark Kindica, VECO AVP for Engineering Operations


Consumers are assured of lesser power interruptions and enough power supply after VECO upgraded the capacity of its substations.

“Substations in Mandaue City and in Barangays Mabolo and Camputhaw underwent upgrading with the end goal of increasing reliability through increased flexibility,” VECO’s AVP for Engineering Operations, Engr. Mark Anthony Kindica, said.

The transformers in these substations were replaced in order to increase its existing capacity. Prior to the upgrading, the three substations only had a 33MVA capacity. Now, it has twice the capacity at 66MVA. A 33MVA capacity can power around 4,000 households whose average consumption is 200 kWh.

These upgraded substations are also motorized, enabling VECO to have a remote access to the substation, which allows for faster power restoration during power trip off incidents.

The Mandaue substation upgrading began in 2012. This was followed with the Mabolo substation in January 2013 and Caputhaw substation in April 2015. These substations cover the areas of Barangays Lahug, Busay, Camputhaw, Guadalupe, Capitol Site, Mabolo, and Kasambagan in Cebu City and Barangays Tipolo, Guizo, Casuntingan, Subangdaku and the rest of Mandaue City.

There are still two substations—one in Talisay City and another in Banilad, Cebu City—that are currently ongoing.