Maynilad boosts renewable energy usage by 15%

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West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. has increased its use of renewable energy in its operations by 15 percent following its partnership with MPower, the local retail electricity supplier of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco).

Under this partnership, Maynilad said in a statement on Monday, June 17, that MPower will be providing renewable energy sourced from solar and biomass to power nine key Maynilad facilities. 

These facilities include water treatment plants and pumping stations in La Mesa Compound in Quezon City, Brgy. Putatan in Muntinlupa, Pasay, Las Piñas, Quezon City, and Parañaque.

Maynilad said this transition to 15 percent clean energy is aligned with Maynilad's goal of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by almost 18,000 tons annually. 

To put this into perspective, this reduction is equivalent to taking 4,284 gas-fueled cars off the roads. 

“At Maynilad, we are committed to sustainable practices and reducing our carbon footprint. Increasing our use of renewable energy by 15 percent is a significant step towards our goal of carbon neutrality by 2037,” Ramoncito S. Fernandez, Maynilad president and chief executive officer said. 

Maynilad said the company plans to continue reducing its carbon emissions over the next five years by expanding its use of renewable energy across more facilities. 

By 2025, Maynilad aims to increase its utilization of green power by 30 percent, and by 2027, this is expected to reach 40 percent. 

Since 2021, Maynilad has been decreasing its reliance on the conventional power grid by installing two solar farms that supply two megawatts of power to support the energy needs of La Mesa Treatment Plant 1 and several pumping stations within the La Mesa Compound.