Manila Electric Co. picks GE to devise smart grid roadmap

The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), the largest distribution utility in the Philippines with more than 5 million customers, currently is embarking on its advanced smart grid roadmap with prepaid smart metering as its first service.

With this, households across Meralcos service territory will be able to better manage their energy consumption and are poised to reap the benefits of a modernized electric system, thanks in part to a smart energy infrastructure by GE‘s Digital Energy business and Trilliant.

This first phase of Meralcos long-term smart grid vision is integrating smart intelligence into the electric distribution network to help consumers better manage their electricity consumption.

As part of an overall energy infrastructure modernization strategy, GE will provide electric meters and system integration services.

The project showcases the flexibility of the Trilliant Smart Grid Communications Platform, which enables advanced intelligence in the prepaid metering system today and will serve as a foundational platform for future advanced smart grid capabilities that improve reliability and enhance efficiency.

With this system, consumers will be able to more easily and effectively manage their use and budget.

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