Mindanao’s 230kV Backbone Project is one of the major projects the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has lined up under its Transmission Development Plan (TDP) starting 2019 until 2040.
NGCP, as a system operator, oversees grid security and reliability, power quality, and power dispatching and scheduling. Because of this, NGCP designed the TDP to help identify and mitigate causes of power interruptions and transmission-related outages.
Other NGCP’s significant projects in the TDP are the Bataan Grid Reinforcement Project and the Western Luzon 500kV Backbone Project for Luzon, and the Visayas Substation Reliability project and Cebu-Negros-Panay Interconnection Project in the Visayas.
At the same time, NGCP has remained committed to complete its Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project, which is expected to be completed next year.
The TDP is the company’s roadmap for the continuous expansion of the Philippine Grid, detailing all ongoing and future undertakings of the company, including all ERC-approved projects, affected areas, significant milestones, and expected completion dates.
“As the Philippine economy continues to grow, so must we in the power sector continue to develop our infrastructure in order to cater to an ever-expanding network. As NGCP is in a unique position to balance the supply and demand, the Transmission Development Plan is imperative in supporting the growth of the entire industry,” NGCP in a statement said.
“Through our TDP, we can ensure that we have the necessary infrastructure to fulfill our vision of a strong, unified electricity transmission network that can meet the country’s increasing power needs until 2040—and beyond.”
NGCP is a Filipino-led, privately-owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid, and is led by majority shareholders Henry Sy, Jr. and Robert Coyiuto, Jr. (amm)