VISAYAS AT MINDANAO GRID, PRAYORIDAD: NGCP reveals grid projects until 2040

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The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has released its annual Transmission Development Plan (TDP) from year 2019 to 2040, including short term and long-term plans for the country’s transmission landscape.

The annual roadmap to the country’s grid expansion showed all the projects approved by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), affected areas, significant milestones, and expected completion dates.

In the pipeline are the Bataan Grid Reinforcement Project and the Western Luzon 500kV Backbone Project for Luzon, the Visayas Substation Reliability project and Cebu-Negros-Panay Interconnection Project in Visayas, and the Mindanao 230kV Backbone Project for Mindanao.

The grid operator is still committed to complete its Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project, which will result in the one Philippine grid in 2020.

“As the Philippine economy continues to grow, so must we in the power sector continue to develop our infrastructure in order to cater to an ever-expanding network. As NGCP is in a unique position to balance the supply and demand, the Transmission Development Plan is imperative in supporting the growth of the entire industry,” NGCP said on their website.

NGCP also conducts public consultations for its TDP. The consultations were set in January and February in all three regions.

NGCP aims to hear ideas, suggestions, and concerns from its stakeholders in energy industry, businesses, and the public to include those concerns in the TDP.

“Through our TDP, we can ensure that we have the necessary infrastructure to fulfill our vision of a strong, unified electricity transmission network that can meet the country’s increasing power needs until 2040—and beyond,” NGCP said.  

NGCP oversees the grid security and reliability, power quality, and power dispatching and scheduling as the system operator.