BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has ventured into a P3.3 billion reinforcement project of power transmission line in Bataan province.
In its statement issued over the weekend, the NGCP said that the Hermosa-Bataan combined cycle power plant line-3, the facility’s Substation Bay 1 and associated equipment had been energized early part of March.
It said that the project’s concretization had been aimed at “strengthening power transmission and enabling the dispatch of the full capacity of existing and incoming generating plants.”
The project is part of NGCP’s 230 kilovolt (kV) grid reinforcement undertaking along the Bataan power transmission track. Bataan is host to Limay thermal plant of Panasia Energy, Inc., the Limay coal plants of San Miguel, and the Mariveles coal-fired generating assets of Ayala and the Abotiz groups.
The NGCP said upon completion of reinforcement project, its transmission facility would be able to accommodate the connection of 600MW coal-fired power plant in Limay town.
NGCP further said: “This project will help address the low voltage concerns in Luzon, if any, and improve the quality of power transmitted to distribution utilities, industries and businesses which we serve in the area.”