BALANGA CITY, Bataan – National Grid Corporation of the Philipinnes (NGCP) has successfully energized its expanded substation and transmission line which are components of the Bataan 230kV Grid Reinforcement Project.
Components Hermosa-Bataan Combined Cycle Power Plant (BCCPP) Line 3, the BCCPP Substation Bay 81, and its associated equipment were recently energized in line with the project, according to company’s official statement provided to this writer by NGCP Regional Corporate Communication Officer Fely Francisco.
The project aims to accommodate the connection of the 600MW coal-fired power plant in Limay, Bataan already committed to increase generating capacity in Luzon.
With an ERC-approved cost of P 3.3 billion, the project was included in the list of the projects certified as Energy Project of National Significance by the Energy Investment Coordinating Council, said the statement.
With the continuous load growth to service the rising demand for power in Luzon, particularly in Bataan and the nearby province of Pampanga, there is a need to increase the capacity of the existing 230kV corridor to improve transmission services in the area, added the statement.
The energization of the Bataan 230kV Grid Reinforcement Project makes this possible and enables the more stable and reliable power flow to our customers, said NGCP.
We continue to appeal for the support and cooperation of the public, especially the local government units, to help us achieve our target energization for these projects which will greatly benefit our customers by ensuring the stable and uninterrupted transmission of power across the grid, stated the power transmission company.