NGCP invests PhP316 Million to improve power reliability in Pampanga
Published on March 25, 2019 12:00 AM
NGCP energized its new Hermosa-Floridablanca 69-kiloVolt (kV) transmission line, bringing more reliable transmission services to customers in the Pampanga area.
Energized on February 28, the line will prevent the overloading of the existing and aging Hermosa-Guagua 69kV line. “Due to the load growth in the area, the 53-year old existing line cannot accommodate the heavy loading conditions and would have caused problems in the long run,” NGCP stated. “A new line was required to ensure the reliability of power transmission services,” added the company.
The PhP316 Million project approved by the ERC was included in the list of the projects declared as Energy Project of National Significance last January.
The project also complies with the N-1 component set by the Philippine Grid Code, which is the ability of the grid to withstand a major system disturbance with minimal disruption to the system.
With the new line in place, NGCP will be able to better service the franchise area of the Pampanga II Electric Cooperative (PELCO II).
Apart from the Hermosa-Floridablanca Transmission Line, NGCP is also working on reliability projects such as the Western Luzon 500kV Backbone Project, which will install a new transmission corridor, the Bataan 230kV Reinforcement Project, which will serve power customers in Bataan and nearby provinces and accommodate incoming generating capacity, and the Nagsaag-Tumana 69kV Transmission Line Project, which will serve customers in Pangasinan.
“We continue to appeal for support from our stakeholders in the smooth implementation of our projects, which will ultimately benefit all power consumers not only in Luzon, but in the entire country,” said NGCP.
NGCP is a Filipino-led, privately owned company in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid, led by majority shareholders Henry Sy, Jr. and Robert Coyiuto, Jr. ###