Official Publication of the Philippine Information Agency Bicol Regional Office, in cooperation with the RIAC-REDIRAS - RDC Bicol

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

NGCP bares Transmission Development Plan for Bicol

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

NAGA CITY, Aug. 26 (PIA) --- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is now mulling application to Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for the completion of the Naga 200MVA 230/69 kV (kilovolts) transformer under their 2016-2020 Luzon System Development Plan in Bicol to  augment the existing Naga 100 MVA 230/69 kV transformer  which was completed in December 2012,

Included in the application for the 4th regulatory period ( 2016-2010) are the capacitors and transformers of Iriga City (69kVS/s: 2-5  MVAR 69 kV Capacitor),  Ligao Switching Station(3-5  MVAR 69 kV Capacitor), Tiwi (230 kV / 50 MVA (Mega Volt Ampere 230/69 KV transformer) and the Daraga substation (100 MVA 230/69kV transformer).

NGCP, still under the 2016-2020 Luzon System Development is gearing up for the Eastern Albay 69kV Transmission project specifically in Sto.Domingo Sub stations’s 10 MVA 69/13.8 kV Transformer, including the 18-km Tabaco-Sto.Domingo 69 kV line and the Daraga -Sto. Domingo 69 kV line with a  20- km stretch.

Nelson Bautista, NGCP Regional Communications Division head, explained that the project is part of NGCP’s commitment to improve the transmission of electricity from the country’s power generators to the distributors and provide its partners with the utmost competence to push for development in various parts of the country.

“This is also part of NGCP’s 10-year program for expansion, reinforcement and rehabilitation of our transmission system. This is being updated annually and being submitted to ERC for approval,” Bautista added.

NGCP also hopes to finish some development projects under their 2011-2015 system Development Plan which includes the upgrading of Labo Substation 50MVA 230/69 kV transformer which is expected to be completed in February 2016 and the Daraga Substation’s 100 MVA 230/69 kV transformer expected to be fully operational comes June 2016.

Bautista further elaborated that aside from ensuring the efficient transmission of energy, they also see to it that these practices follow the stricter environmental rules.

“NGCP joins all environment advocates in making the air we breathe safe for our countrymen, so we see to it that any development that we undertake does not mean a dent in our fight for a sustainable environment.”

NGCP was awarded with a 50-year franchise to operate and maintain the country’s transmission network.  As such, it was also given the right to operate, maintain, expand and implement development plans to ensure the effective transmission of electricity to its clienteles. (MAL/LSM-PIA5/Camarines Sur)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/861440467539/ngcp-bares-transmission-development-plan-for-bicol#sthash.0jvX3b76.dpuf


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