Napocor completes Masbate projects

power grid transmission lines

The National Power Corp. (Napocor) has finished its projects in Masbate that will secure a more reliable and stable power supply in the province.

“On top of the recently rehabilitated and energized 46.59 kilometer Mobo – Aroroy 69 kV transmission line, Napocor has also completed the 76 kilometer 69 kV transmission line connecting Mobo down south to the municipality of Cataingan and the commissioning of 4 units of 600kW generating sets for Ticao Island,” Napocor President and CEO Pio J. Benavidez said in a statement.

The Mobi-Cataingan transmission line completes the Masbate backbone transmission that will improve power dispatch and enhance the area’s power stability and reliabilty.

It will also reduce system loss in its transmission area which means that more power will be available for consumers and more savings for the Masbate Electric Cooperative Inc. (MASELCO).

Napocor has also installed new generating sets in Ticao Diesel Power plant to support the growing demand in Ticao Island.

Napocor’s dependable capacity in the island is now at 2.55 megawatts (MW), more than enough yo meet the island’s peak demand of 2.168.MW.

Napocor services four municipalities in the Ticao Island – Batuan, Monreal, San Fernando, and San Jacinto. That equates to around 30,000 households.

The island, one of the three major islands of Masbate, is one of the growing tourist spots in the country because of its destinations like the Halea Nature Park, Borobangcaso Islet, and the Catandayagan Falls.