NGCP seeks support on ROW clearances

The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) has reiterated its call to respect right-of-way (ROW) clearance of transmission lines after violations caused power interruptions in Samar and Leyte last month. In a statement yesterday, NGCP made an appeal for the support of the public to keep ROW clearances free of any and all obstructions….

NGCP moves to improve RE integration

NATIONAL GRID Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said on Friday that it had set up a “comprehensive program” to ensure its capability to take in renewable energy (RE) power sources into the grid. “Because of the intermittent nature of some renewable energy sources, particularly solar and wind, balancing the system’s supply and demand becomes challenging….

NGCP urged to allot for transmission upgrades

THE National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is being urged by an industry association to include a budget for “unforeseen transmission upgrades” in its proposed five-year capital expenditure plan to be submitted to Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) next year. “The biggest issue in the industry is [the absence of] transmission lines for new power…

ERC approves seven new NGCP projects worth P1.118 billion for 2016

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has provisionally approved the implementation of seven capital-expenditure (capex) projects of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) for 2016. These seven projects amount to P1.118 billion. These projects include the P200.98-million Tiwi substation upgrading; the P69.69-million Naga substation upgrading; the P58.28-million Clark-Mabiga 69-kilovolt (kv) transmission line; the P359.88-million…

ERC okays NGCP’s Mindanao 230-kV transmission project

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has approved the application of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) for the implementation of its Mindanao 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission backbone project. The project will enable transmission facilities traversing the northern to the southern corridors of Mindanao to accommodate the entry of new power plants and allow existing…

NGCP to complete Visayas interconnection project by 2019

The oversupply situation arising over development of solar power plants in Negros Island will be solved once the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) completes an interconnection project in the Visayas region in 2019. The grid operator is currently working on the three-phased Cebu-Negros-Panay (CNP) Interconnection Project which will solve the Negros oversupply for…

Palawan transmission line activated after lengthy right-of-way dispute

THE National Power Corp. (Napocor) has activated a 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Palawan that has been stalled for years on right-of-way issues, with the opening of the line expected to provide reliable electricity to thousands of homes in the province. The facility was completed for P154 million, the state-owned agency said in a statement….