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NGCP projects provide significant improvement to Mindanao Grid

Published on December 2, 2019 12:00 AM

Part of NGCP’s mandate constitutes the upgrading of various transmission facilities to secure the integrity of the transmission network. Through the Mindanao Substation Upgrading Project, NGCP moves a step forward in ensuring the reliability and quality of power which is transmitted to distribution utilities, and in turn to homes, businesses, and industries in Mindanao.

The Mindanao Substation Upgrading Project, one of NGCP’s priority projects, provides additional substation capacity and keeps up with potential load growth in the Mindanao region. 

From 26 October to 01 November 2019, NGCP installed a total of 90 MegaVolt Ampere Reactive (MVAR) substation capacity in seven substations, namely Nabunturan, San Francisco, Maco, Placer, Butuan, General Santos, and Tacurong Substations. “The additional substation capacity which we installed will help in boosting voltage in these areas, and will help prevent unnecessary power interruptions,” NGCP said. 

The company also recently energized the Maramag-Bunawan 230 kilo-Volt (kV) lines 1 and 2, as well as two new power transformers in Bunawan Substation. These components are part of NGCP’s larger Mindanao 230kV backbone project, which is slated for completion on January 2020. The project is critical as it will ensure stable and continuous power from north to southern Mindanao. 

Two more 7.5 MVAR capacitor banks in the Pitogo Substation are slated for energization before the year ends. 

“We are committed to improving the reliability of our power transmission services, which is why our projects are focused on both long and short term solutions to address the needs of the target area,” stated NGCP. “Mindanao is full of potential for economic growth, and these projects completed and ongoing will make sure that quality power flows continuously throughout the island,” added the company. 

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. ###