NGCP to complete Boracay transmission project by 2024.


The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is looking to complete its Php 5.48 billion transmission line project supporting the growing power requirements of Boracay by 2024. 

In a report by the Philippines Star, NGCP said that there is a need for grid expansion and development to keep up with the island’s increasing demand for power. 

The 138 kilovolt (kV) Nabas-Caticlan-Boracay line is currently under construction and is NGCP’s long-term solution to support load growth in Boracay. 

NGCP will be reinforcing the grid with an additional submarine cable and will be upgrading the existing 69-kV facilities to 138 kV. 

The entire transmission project includes underground and submarine cables connecting the mainland to Boracay Island, overhead transmission lines, a cable terminal station, a new Boracay substation, and an upgraded Nabas substation. 

The Nabas-Caticlan-Boracay transmission line project was certified by the Department of Energy (DOE) as an Energy Project of National Significance. 

Photo from the Philippine News Agency