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NGCP’s PhP 3.3 Billion substation and transmission line strengthens Bataan grid

Published on April 17, 2019 12:00 AM

NGCP’s PhP 3.3 Billion substation and transmission line strengthens Bataan grid

NGCP successfully energized its expanded substation and transmission line which are components of the Bataan 230kV Grid Reinforcement Project, enabling a more reliable transmission of power in the said province. 

Last March 5, the Hermosa-Bataan Combined Cycle Power Plant (BCCPP) Line 3, the BCCPP Substation Bay 81, and its associated equipment was energized, strengthening power transmission and enabling the dispatch of the full capacity of existing and incoming generating plants. 

The project aims to accommodate the connection of the 600MW coal-fired power plant in Limay, Bataan already committed to increase generating capacity in Luzon. With an ERC-approved cost of PhP 3.3 Billion, the project was included in the list of the projects certified as Energy Project of National Significance by the Energy Investment Coordinating Council last January 2019.

“With the continuous load growth to service the rising demand for power in Luzon, particularly in Bataan and the nearby province of Pampanga, there is a need to increase the capacity of the existing 230kV corridor to improve transmission services in the area. The energization of the Bataan 230kV Grid Reinforcement Project makes this possible and enables the more stable and reliable power flow to our customers,” said NGCP. 

This project also complies with the N-1 standard set by the Philippine Grid Code, which is the grid’s ability to withstand a major system disturbance with minimal disruption to the system.

“This project will help address low voltage concerns in Luzon, if any, and improve the quality of power transmitted to distribution utilities, industries, and businesses which we serve in the area,” NGCP added. 

Besides the expansion of the BCCPP Substation, other components of the Bataan 230kV Grid Reinforcement Project such as the Limay Substation and San Rafael Substation are still up for completion by the 3rd quarter of 2019.

“We continue to appeal for the support and cooperation of the public, especially the local government units, to help us achieve our target energization for these projects which will greatly benefit our customers by ensuring the stable and uninterrupted transmission of power across the grid,” stated 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. ###