Anton Perdices (COO) of VECO told us that VECO, the country's second-largest privately owned distribution utility aims to complete this year the 890-meter phase 3 of its underground distribution system
The ongoing underground distribution system
(UDS) is expected to reduce by 75% power outages caused by falling tree branches and other similar incidents, an official of the Davao Light and Power Co.
As the great scientist Albert Einstein once said, 'Imagination is more important than knowledge.' The underground distribution system
was an innovation responsive to the needs of Batanes.
Upgrades and system improvements include: Installing and replacing 900 miles of primary cable; and 989 miles of secondary cable (a total 9.9 million feet); Installing 1,705 transformers; Reinforcing 246 feeders and adding 51 new feeders; Enhancing the reliability to the underground distribution system
The most significant salt water intrusion into the gas system occurred in the low pressure (1/4-psi) system where the weight of the column of water was able to overcome the quarter pound of gas pressure and inundate the underground distribution system
As it is needed, it is vaporized into an underground distribution system
to be delivered to commercial and residential customers.
If allowed to "rest" (or receive no effluent) for six months or more, the naturally vented underground distribution system
becomes aerobic again, and most of the clogging mat is gradually decomposed and the absorptive capacity of the soil interface is significantly restored.