29 transmission projects worth $1.7 B ongoing in Philippines

Philippines: The Energy Investment Coordinating Council declared 29 transmission projects of National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) with a combined investment cost of $1.7 B (P90.291 B) as energy projects of national significance.

The declaration came after NGCP successfully energized the expanded substation and transmission lines of the $63 M (P3.3 B) Bataan 230 kV grid reinforcement project, one of the EPNS projects approved.

The 29 approved projects include the following: Hermosa-San Jose 500 kV transmission line, Western Luzon 500 kV backbone, Pagbilao-Tayabas 500 kV transmission line, San Jose-Quezon 230 kV transmission line and Bataan 230kV grid reinforcement.

Others in the list are Ambuklao-Binga-San Manuel 230 kV transmission line, San Manuel-Nagsaag 230 kV transmission line, Pinili 230 kV substation, Tuguegarao-Magapit 230 kV transmission line, Navotas-Dona Imelda 230 kV transmission line, Taguig-Taytay 230 kV transmission line, San Manuel-Nagsaag 230 kV transmission line, Calaca-Dasmarinas 230 kV transmission line, and the San Simon 230 kV substation.

Among the projects crucial for the development of the grid are the Hermosa-San Jose 500 kV transmission line which will add a new 500 kV corridor for new and old bulk generation capacities in Bataan and Zambales and the San Manuel-Nagsaag 230 kV transmission line which will improve the transmission corridor of Central Luzon.

The Navotas (Manila)-Dona Imelda 230 kV transmission line, which includes the construction of a new Navotas 230 kV substation, will help secure the integrity of the grid serving Metro Manila and surrounding provinces.

The Pagbilao 500 kV substation and the Pagbilao-Tayabas 500 kV transmission line project is intended to cater to around 3,370 MW of additional power from incoming power plants in Quezon province.

Source: Manila Standard