PAGTAPOS NG OUTAGES: Transmission lines are back to normal operations

Electric Coops to help aid under performing power distributors

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) reported that operations of transmission lines and facilities nationwide are back to normal as of 5 a.m. on May 14.

This after an outage in a Visayas substation late Monday afternoon.

The outage of the Daanbatayan Substation was caused by power interruptions of two transformers in the franchise areas of Cebu II Electric Cooperative Inc. (CEBECO II).

NGCP released an advisory saying that the facility was powered by 2:30 a.m. and transmission lines and facilities are back to its normal operations nationwide.

Meanwhile, power plant of the Team Energy Corporation’s (TEC) Unit 1 is expected to go back to its operations on May 14 after experiencing a forced outage last May 2 due to water leak at feed water flow sensing line, said the Department of Energy (DOE).

The DOE also added that eight power plants are currently on de-rated capacity due to hydroelectric power plants on reduced capacity with low water levels.

Among the derated plans are Units 1-4 of SN-Aboitiz Power Inc. (SNAP) Binga Hydroelectric Power Plants, which are only producing 70 MW.

Instead of 380 MW, Units 1-4 of SNAP’s Magat Hydroelectric Power Plant are only producing 70 MW, as well as Ambuklao Hydroelectric Power Plants units 1-3 producing 70 MW instead of 105 MW.

The same situation with Unit 2 of the SEM-Calaca Power Corporation (SCPC) is running only at 200 MW instead of 300 MW; Unit 3 of the Pagbilao Energy Corporation (PEC) is producing only 370 MW since it is undergoing boiler condition assessment similar to the factor for the deration of SMC Consolidated Power Corporation (SMCCPC) Limay Unit, which is derated to 130 MW.

The DOE told Philippine News Agency that Silay Solar is on forced outage as of 12:35 p.m. on May 13 due to tripping of the 69 kV line of Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. (CENECO).

“The solar farm will resume operation once the line of CENECO is restored,” it was quoted in a PNA report.