MSpectrum Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manila Electric Co., said Friday it teamed up with Anglo
Watsons Glass Inc., a unit of Emperador Inc., for a solar rooftop project at its glass manufacturing plant
in Laguna province.
The companies signed an agreement to install a 2-megawatt solar system at Anglo Watsons’ six-hectare
facility inside the Silangan Industrial Park in Calamba.
The rooftop solar project will allow Anglo Watsons to generate 2.5 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy
per year once completed bu February 2023.
“We are very happy to partner with Meralco as we move towards more sustainable business operations
that are aligned with the goal of Alliance Global Group, Inc. to be fully reliant on renewable energy in the
coming years,” said Anglo Watsons president Alec Tempongko.
Anglo Watsons manufactures flint glass bottles for Emperador’s liquor products, including Emperador
Light, Andy Player Whisky, Zabana Rum and The Bar.
The company produces about 150 million bottles a year in its Laguna plant, equivalent to 11 million
cases of bottles annually.
The glass manufacturer is expected to reduce its carbon footprint by 1,929 metric tons, equivalent to
planting about 200,000 trees in 20 years or reducing around 7.2 million kilometers in vehicle travel per
year, through the solar project.
“With Spectrum backed by Meralco’s energy expertise and service standards, Anglo Watsons is assured
of good quality and reliable service for its planned solar project. Spectrum is committed to delivering a
solution specifically designed to help the company realize its financial and sustainability goals. This is
just the beginning of our partnership, and Spectrum will be with Anglo Watsons throughout its
sustainability journey,” Spectrum chief operating officer Patrick Henry Panlilio said.
Spectrum is a renewable energy solutions provider offering 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.