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PLDT ties up with Meralco to enhance data facilities

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PLDT Inc. and Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) said on Thursday they are “hypercollaborating” to deliver the requirements of hyperscalers in the Philippines.

Jovy I. Hernandez, who heads the enterprise group of PLDT, said the partnership with Meralco will be “vital to ensure that the elevated standards sought by these hyperscalers are met and complied with.”

“PLDT continues to work with Meralco for the power grid design and renewable energy requirements of our data centers. These enhancements allow us to anticipate the specifications fit for hyperscaler, such as multiple grid terminations for redundancy and sustainable design,” Hernandez said.

Industry experts as well as the Department of Trade and Industry have been very bullish about the entry of foreign companies that have massive scaling plans. Most of them are global cloud and content development players.

As such, Hernandez said ePLDT Inc. has set out “a clear roadmap” for its Vitro Data Centers, fortifying their design and facilities, diversifying their network infrastructure, and incorporating sustainability to its operations.

“We continue to incorporate green innovations and practices into our ways of doing business and partner with relevant organizations to harness renewable energy that will soon power our data center facilities and ultimately, the hyperscaler market.”

Meralco Chief Sustainability Officer Raymond B. Ravelo said the group is ready to play its role in delivering the energy requirements of hyperscalers.

“We in Meralco are committed to working shoulder-to-shoulder with our government, our colleagues in the MVP Group of Companies, and fellow stakeholders in the Philippine energy sector and business community, as we all do our part in transforming our country into a regional hyperscaler powerhouse.”

Ravelo said the group aims to secure 1,500 MW of its power requirements through renewable energy within the next five years. Through 2027, it should have built the same requirement through Meralco PowerGen Corp.

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