Spectrum, a wholly owned subsidiary of Manila Electric Company (Meralco), has partnered with Operation Brotherhood (OB) Montessori Center for a solar power project in the latter’s campus in Quezon City.
Through this partnership, Spectrum will install a 99-kilowatt peak (kWp) solar photovoltaic (PV) system in OB Montessori Center–Fairview, allowing the educational institution to generate approximately 132,000 kilowatt-hours of clean energy per year.
This is expected to translate to estimated annual savings of close to Php 900,000 per annum.
The project marks OB Montessori’s gradual shift to clean energy and signifies its commitment to sustainability, upping it a notch by going beyond its array of environmental stewardship activities such as tree planting, coastal clean-ups, and going paperless among others.
Through this solar rooftop project, OB Montessori also aims to broaden awareness among its students on the effective ways to help reduce the country’s carbon footprint.
Once the solar project becomes operational, OB Montessori can expect to reduce its carbon footprint by around 94 tonnes, which is equivalent to planting more than 4,300 trees or reducing around 232,200 miles in vehicle travel per year.
Recognizing the trust and confidence given by the school, Spectrum Chief Operating Officer Patrick Henry T. Panlilio said: “Meralco, our parent company, and OB Montessori both share the steadfast commitment to sustainability and nation-building, making this partnership more promising. Through Spectrum’s energy expertise and end-to-end solar solutions, OB Montessori is assured to receive not just excellent and reliable service but also the necessary strong support that they will need as they transition to clean energy to further advance their existing sustainability practices.”
OB Montessori joins the roster of international and local companies that engaged Meralco and Spectrum to advance their sustainability goals through utilization of renewable energy.
Spectrum offers tailor-fit solutions for industrial, commercial, and residential customers through an in-depth understanding of energy consumption behaviors and strategic partnerships with world-class technology partners.
OB Montessori, on the other hand, is one of the well-known private educational institutions in the country. Established in , it embodies the legacy of Operation Brotherhood through its academic programs for preschool up to senior high school designed to hone a child’s ability to learn and develop socially at an early age. To date, it has five campuses located in Greenhills in San Juan City; Sta. Ana in Manila; Fairview in Quezon City; Angeles in Pampanga; and Las Piñas City.
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