National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), that operates electricity superhighway in Philippines, plans to invest approximately P30 billion in the power transmission projects in the coming three years, covering three main power grids, reported The INQUIRER Network.
These projects, expected to reach the growing demand, would enhance and develop the power transmission network in Philippines.
Referring the data from NGCP, the source reported that the company intends to spend P10.32 billion in the Mindanao grid, P9.21 billion in Visayas and P9.55 billion in the Luzon grid, from 2009 to 2012.
The company has recognized 11 priority transmission projects during 2009, of which five are in Mindanao, four are in Visayas and two in Luzon. As an official operator of the state-owned National Transmission, NGCP for the next coming 25 years has the right to manage, operate and maintain the power transmission grid.
In Mindanao, various PCB replacement projects will be commenced by NGCP - at Aurora, Bislig, Gen. Santos, Kidapawan, Lugait, Nuling, Sangali and Tacurong.
The company, in Visayas is dealing with various replacement projects for its 138-kiloVolt power circuit breakers (PCBs) at Amlan and Mabinay in Negros Oriental and in Bacolod.
The “Luzon substation expansion projects 1” and the “Mariveles coal associated and complementary transmission line project” are some of the priority projects in Luzon.