The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) energized its Santiago – Tuguegarao 230-kilovolt (kV) Transmission Line 2 to strengthen the North Luzon transmission corridor from typhoons.
The transmission line runs 118 kilometers from Santiago, Isabela, to Tuguegarao, Cagayan Valley will reinforce Luzon’s North Eastern transmission corridor that is geographically vulnerable to unplanned outages due to frequent typhoon visit, NGCP said.
“Improving the North Luzon transmission corridor is important because we have been seeing a lot of renewable power sources and a steady load growth in the past years. With the line’s energization, we assure a more reliable and better quality of power transmission services for our power consumers in Isabela, Cagayan, Kalinga, Apayao, and the rest of the Luzon grid,” NGCP said.
The line is part of the bigger Northern Luzon 230-kilovolt (kV) looping project that seeks to improve the overall reliability of the Luzon transmission network.
The North Luzon looping project also includes the Luzon Substation Expansion Project which is the upgrade of various substations in Cagayan.