SMC unit seeks to build transmission facilities

SMC Consolidated Power Corp. (SCPC) is asking provisional authority from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to build its own transmission facilities that will connect its power plant in Limay, Bataan to the Luzon grid.

SCPC, a subsidiary of San Miguel Corp., placed the cost of the dedicated point-to-point limited transmission facilities at around P114 million. More than half of the amount will go the engineering, procurement and construction of an interconnection facility to the switchyard and substation of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).

The company said it was seeking provisional authority to build the facilities because of its contractual obligations with three distribution utilities (DUs). SCPC has a pending application with the ERC for the approval of power supply contracts with Ilocos Sur Electric Cooperative, Tarlac I Electric Cooperative and Tarlac II Electric Cooperative.

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