The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is investing around P463 billion in the next 10 years to improve the country’s transmission network in a bid to become the strongest power grid in Southeast Asia.
As the country’s sole transmission service provider, NGCP lays the highways where reliable and sustainable power flows from generating plants to distribution utilities, industries, businesses, and households.
“Our projects, which will be worth P188 billion by end of 2019, and those in the pipeline, are meticulously planned by our engineers and updated year after year with careful consideration for the needs of every single area in the country,” NGCP said in a statement.
Among these projects is the Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project (MVIP), considered as the largest energy infrastructure in the history of the Philippines.
“We are dedicated to completing the MVIP by December 2020 not only because we committed this, but also because interconnection among the three main grids is long overdue,” NGCP said.
Other projects include the the 500kV substation projects (Taguig and Marilao) and 230kV substation projects (Pasay, Navotas, and Antipolo) to cater to the load growth of Metro Manila; the Cebu – Bohol 230kV interconnection project to ensure power reliability of Bohol Island; the Nabas-Caticlan-Boracay interconnection project.
The company is also working on the Visayas voltage improvement project to improve the power quality in Visayas, the Mindanao 230kV backbone project to upgrade the region’s transmission capacity and secure the reliability of power transmission services throughout the island, the Mindanao substation upgrading project to increase the substation capacity and improve power quality and the Kabacan 138kV substation project which will contribute to power reliability in South Western Mindanao area.