The Boss goes to Cebu City to speak with First Philec president Ariel Ong and Singapore Power Engineering Council chairman Sim Kwong Mian about finding greater technologies and scalable solutions to address the growing energy needs of some of the fastest growing ASEAN nations. Ong explains how sustainability can be achieved with right people using right technology for the right purpose. He also gives information about their sustainability initiatives and talks about how transformers can be maximized for the benefit of smart cities. Mian then details how they quantify the “smartness” of cities to benchmark their performance and development. Later, he discusses the role of smart grid index in fostering regulations that are beneficial to smart cities and says utility firms in the Philippines are expressing interest in improving the smartness of its cities.