NGCP to complete Mindanao transmission project ahead of schedule
National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) expects to complete the Mindanao 230 kiloVolt (kV) transmission backbone project within the first quarter of 2019, earlier than its June 2019 target.
According to NGCP, the project will address the anticipated addition of bulk power generation in the area by strengthening the existing capacity of the Matanao-Toril-Bunawan and the Balo-i-Maramag-Bunawan transmission lines from 138 kV to 230 kV.
Various key substations will also be upgraded in order to accommodate the line and the additional power expected to flow through.
“With the completion of the project, large generating plants such as GNPower and SMC will be able to connect to the grid, mitigating the once known vulnerabilities of hydropower and maximizing the generating capability of incoming plants.
This means that we can maintain the quality and reliability of power which Mindanaoans will be able to enjoy. We are excited for the projects lined up for Mindanao as this will create a solid energy corridor in the island,” NGCP said.