New 230 kV substation to be built in Philippines

Philippines: The Philippines’ Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has approved the application of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) for the construction of a new substation within the Reclamation Area in Pasay City.

The Pasay substation, expected to cost around $250 M, involves a new drawdown substation that will have two 300 MVA transformers which will be connected to the Las Piñas 230 kV substation. The project will be funded through the NGCP’s Internal Cash Generated (ICG) fund.

The NGCP proposed the development of the Pasay 230 kV substation because the Las Piñas substation could no longer be expanded due to space constraint. The Pasay substation’s additional equipment will cater to the future connections of the Manila-Navotas substation project, and the proposed Bataan-Cavite/Metro Manila Line Project.

Source: Business Mirror