Meralco’s first ever Giga Summit to bring in global experts on nuclear power

Discussions to focus on sustainable energy, energy management, and smart metering

In the continuing pursuit towards a more resilient and sustainable future, the Meralco Power Academy (MPA) is bringing together over 30 local and international power industry experts in the first ever Giga Summit on Sustainable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Future Grid.

Scheduled to take place from Sept. 11 to 13 at The Fifth at Rockwell in Makati City, Giga Summit aims to foster knowledge exchange among industry leaders, policymakers, and experts from across the globe and become a platform for exchanging insights, shaping power and energy trends, and sharing best practices.

The Sustainable Energy discussions on the first day will revolve around accelerating the transition towards cleaner and more progressive sources of energy that benefit both people and the planet.

This will feature nuclear power experts including Canada-based Filipino nuclear scientist Dr. Francisco “Ike” Dimayuga of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation Executive Vice President Roland Backhaus, University of California, Berkeley Director of International Partnerships for College of Engineering Dr. Matthew P. Sherburne, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Director of Illinois Microreactor R&D Center Dr. Caleb Brooks.

“Giga Summit will serve as an avenue to spark relevant discussions on the role of next generation technologies in our transition towards stable and sustainable energy supply. With the growing interest on nuclear power, our invited experts will shed light on the opportunities and exciting developments in the area of small and micro modular reactors and share experiential learnings that will be relevant as we put forward plans to utilize these technologies,” Meralco Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer and MPA Vice-Chairman Ronnie L. Aperocho said.

Meralco EVP and COO and MPA Vice-Chairman Ronnie L. Aperocho said that the three-day Giga Summit will bring in global nuclear experts who will shed light on opportunities and exciting developments in the area of small and micro modular reactors and share experiential learnings that will be relevant as the Philippines puts forward plans to utilize these technologies.

The second day of the summit will cover Energy Efficiency with sessions that will delve into the various ways to optimize energy consumption; while the third day will tackle Future Grid with discussions on fast-tracking the development and integration of advanced metering infrastructure to meet the growing demand for a smarter and more resilient energy infrastructure.

Also joing the summit are distinguished energy industry experts from both the government and private sector including the Department of Energy, Energy Regulatory Commission, Meralco, ASEAN Centre for Energy, Commonwealth Edison Co., Korea Electric Power Corporation, and Plasma Kinetics, among others.

Interested participants may register at or by sending an email to


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