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NGCP completes PhP307-Million upgrading of San Jose-Angat line

Published on August 25, 2022 12:00 AM

NGCP completes PhP307-Million upgrading of San Jose-Angat line

NGCP recently completed the San Jose-Angat 115kV Transmission Line Upgrading Project, further securing the reliability of power transmission services for the Luzon grid.

The old San Jose-Angat Lines 1 and 2 were built in 1967 to connect the Angat Hydroelectric Power Plant to the Luzon grid, while another circuit, which was composed of wooden poles, was built in 1960. The upgrading of this line is critical to the overall reliability of transmission services for Luzon, since the aged line will not be able to handle the full capacity dispatch of the 246MW power plant. 

A new 3rd circuit spanning 18 kilometers was successfully upgraded on 20 May 2022. A  4th circuit of the same length was completed on 13 April 2022. The 300MVA capacity per circuit of the upgraded line will now provide N-1 contingency, which is the ability of the grid to withstand a major system disturbance with minimal or no impact the system.

The associated 115kV Substation was also upgraded with new power circuit breakers to accommodate the capacity of the two new lines connected to the substation.

“The completion of this project affirms our continuing commitment to upgrade the transmission network of the country. We are happy that the project is now energized to keep the grid running at optimum condition as we create solutions which will help our economy grow,” said NGCP.

The ERC-approved PhP307-Million project was certified by the Energy Investment Coordinating Council of the Department of Energy as an Energy Project of National Significance on 16 January 2019.

NGCP is a Filipino-led, privately owned company in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid, led by majority shareholders and Vice Chairman of the Board Henry Sy, Jr. and Co-Vice Chairman Robert Coyiuto, Jr. It is the sole operating asset of Synergy Grid and Development Philippines, Inc.##