We are a fully private corporation granted the authority to operate and maintain the entire country's grid. We serve as the highway for high-voltage electricity from power plants to distribution utilities and directly connected bulk-users and ensure the balance of electricity demand and supply within the network. As the country moves forward, demand for electricity by industries and communities will continue to rise, and it can only be addressed by further strengthening the grid. As a response, NGCP is launching the Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project, which will unify all three grids of the Philippines.
With One Grid 2020, we can realize the country’s future power needs as one nation.
Operating and maintaining transmission systems, sub-transmission systems, and other related facilities for the whole country are but one of our rights under a government-granted 25-year concession. We hold the authority to engage in ancillary businesses that support the maximized utilization of our assets.
Generators are connected, directly or indirectly, to our transmission system. The Energy Regulatory Commission authorizes these groups to generate electricity.
Load Customers require the supply and delivery of electricity for their own use or for distribution, and are directly connected to NGCP's transmission network. Customers include private distribution utilities, electric cooperatives, directly-connected industries, ecozones, and other entities.
The Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project (MVIP) is the link which will connect the Mindanao and Visayas power grids, finally linking together all three major Philippine islands to create one grid and ensure the sharing of energy sources across the network. After only five years of careful research and planning, we have been authorized by the Energy Regulatory Commission in 2017 to start building the MVIP. The project is set to be completed by December 2020.
The MVIP will use 184 circuit-kilometers of submarine cables and 422 circuit-kilometers of overhead wires to connect Lala Converter Station in Lanao del Norte to Dumanjug Converter Station in Cebu using High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) cables, plus 104 circuit-kilometers of overhead wires from Magdugo Substation to Dumanjug Converter Station using High-Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) in Cebu. HVDC cables will be able to efficiently transmit energy between Mindanao and Visayas with minimal loss, ensuring that sufficient power is transmitted to areas that need it the most.
The biggest part of the MVIP project is right-of-way acquisition. NGCP is reaching out to the public and all national and local government units to collaborate with us for the successful completion of the MVIP by 2020.