NGCP wants plants to be in sync on redundant systems

THE National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has called on generation companies to synchronize their systems to that of the grid operator to avoid the repeat of the power interruption on Nov. 15 that left parts of Metro Manila without electricity for at least an hour. “NGCP is urging power plants and distribution utilities…

NGCP: Tripping incident shaved off 1,000 MW from Luzon grid

OVER 1,000 megawatts (MW) of power-generating capacity was shaved off from the Luzon grid as a result of a transmission-line tripping incident, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said on Tuesday. The grid operator’s  Batangas-Makban 230-kV (kiloVolt)  Line 1 tripped at 12:46 p.m., causing the isolation of power plants with a combined capacity…

Meralco rates decline in September; Luzon grid suffers 1-hour power outage

Manila Electric Co. said Tuesday consumers will see lower power rates this month on lower transmission charges. Meralco said in a statement the residential rate for a typical household would go down by P0.0451 to 8.46 per kilowatt-hour in September.  This would translate into a reduction of P9 in the electricity bill of a household…