BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is ready as Bataan and part of Zambales become a power hub in the next five years, said a top official of the transmission company.
“We are ready and expediting the needed transmission lines here in Bataan and Zambales in anticipation that the area will become a power hub in the next five years”, NGCP North Luzon District 5 Head Engr. Napoleon Viterbo told officers of the Bataan Energy Press Corps during a recent media facility tour and orientation at BCCPP Substation in Limay, Bataan.
“Aside from the existing ones that include GN Power Plant in Mariveles, there will be new power generators in the province, which we see operating in the next few years. “In Subic, Zambales, a 600-magawatt RP Energy power plant will be built”, he said.
“The job of NGCP is to ensure that there will be available transmission facilities for these new power generators”, he explained.
Earlier, NGCP Regional Corporate Communication Officer Fely Francisco said NGCP will build Bataan 230 kV Reinforcement Project to accommodate the new power generation in the province.
She also said the transmission company will be building 500 kV Castillejos-Hermosa transmission line and the 69 kV Floridablanca-Hermosa line project.
She added they are finished with the documentation and ready to proceed with the building of the 2 transmission projects.