ERC approves NGCP’s Navotas substation project

ERC approves NGCP’s Navotas substation project

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC)  on Friday approved the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines’ application for the P4.25 billion Navotas substation project.

ERC has tasked the NGCP to conduct a competitive bidding for the purchase of major materials needed to implement the project, which can reap up to 230 kilovolts (kv).

The project is expected to redound to the benefit of consumers and address overloading issues in the area.

“If the proposed Manila (Navotas) 230-kV substation project is implemented with an initial capacity of 2×300 MVA [megavolt ampere], the transformer overloading issues at N-1 contingency can be addressed,” the ERC said.

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC)  on Friday approved the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines’ application for the P4.25 billion Navotas substation project.

ERC added that the installation of additional transformers or development of new substations is “essential in order to meet its [NGCP] transmission capacity requirements.”

The proposed substation project would also improve voltage regulation.

ERC expressed that the project would provide the much needed physical space for future capacity expansion coinciding with load growth.

The transmission line of the new substation will be linked to the current Marilao (Duhat) – Quezon (Balintawak) 230 kV transmission line.

The NGCP is a privately-owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining and developing the Philippine’s power grid. It transmits high-voltage electricity through “power superhighways” that include the interconnected system of transmission lines, towers, substations, and related assets.

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