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NGCP shares knowledge, trains coop linemen

Date Published: 6/8/2017

Transmission system operator NGCP, in a bid to share its line maintenance know-how, is conducting a series of basic linemanís training seminars to benefit its industry partners.

The basic linemanís training seminar is a two-day program where NGCPís partner-customers, such as electric cooperatives and distribution utilities,are instructed on the necessary skills to maintain sub-transmission lines under their responsibility.

Participants of these seminars are oriented with the types of 69 kilo Volt (kV) structures,tools,  and instruments used for line maintenance works, line cleaning and maintenance, and are later subjected to hands-on exercises, mentored by NGCPís line experts, to get an actual feel of the proper line maintenance tools and techniques.

ďNGCP wants to make sure that there are consistent standards in the power industry when it comes to line maintenance. By sharing what we know about line maintenance with our partners in the industry, we are able to update their skills and standardize line maintenance practices.  We aim to further strengthen countryís power system by keeping ourselves updated with knowledge on the latest power transmission technology and procedures, and by sharing this knowledge with our partners. We believe that the strength of the power system, of which we are all part, is dependent on the individual and cumulative strength of its members,Ē explained NGCP.

For 2017, NGCP is slated to conduct basic linemanís trainings to benefit at least 26 customers. Nueva Vizcaya Electric Cooperative and the Ilocos Norte Electric Cooperative (INEC) already benefitted from this program with sessions conducted last March 29-30, and April 5-6, respectively.

INEC General Manager Felino Herbert Agdigos, said that INEC is fortunate to have NGCP as a partner to improve the cooperativeís services to its customers by imparting the knowledge and expertise of NGCP through the basic linemanís training.

NGCP is a Filipino-led, privately owned company in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the countryís power grid, led by majority shareholders Henry Sy, Jr. and Robert Coyiuto, Jr. ###






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