Filipino Engineer Creativity

Where can you find an electric meter bank mounted 10 meters above ground? Only in the Philippines.

Driving passed by these electric meter banks, I could not help myself but asked, is this a Filipino Engineer creativity? Or just an absurd method of customizing the requirements of a customer.

These electric meter banks are used to supply electricity to informal settlers communities where electric power pilferage and illegal connections are very common. Also, these areas are prone to flooding. Elevating the electric meters above flood level is required. This is only in the Philippines.

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Ver Pangonilo
A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) - Australia and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) - Philippines with extensive experience in concept select, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and waste water pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).
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