The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) recently energized the San Jose-Quezon 230-kiloVolt (kV) line 3 to ramp up transmission services in anticipation of increasing power supply and demand in the coming years within Metro Manila.
The company said the project is part of the P1.644-billion program approved by the Energy Regulatory Commission which includes transmission line and the upgrade and expansion of NGCP’s San Jose and Quezon 230 kV substations.
The country’s transmission line systems operator said the newly energized 19-kilometer line that traverses Quezon City, Caloocan, Valenzuela and San Jose del Monte in Bulacan, widens the power transmission corridor to allow any and all available and incoming supply from power plants to transmit to the Philippines’ load center.
NGCP added the line will also relieve and prevent the overloading of transmission equipment currently serving Metro Manila as well as provide N-1 contingency to withstand a major system disturbance with minimal disruption to the system.
“ We recognize the importance of ensuring reliable power transmission services at all times, especially at the height of a global health threat where hospitals and other critical facilities require uninterrupted delivery of power. Our stakeholders, especially the public, can be assured that NGCP’s critical projects will continue, while other projects will be in full swing and at an expedited timeline once the situation is deemed safe for normal operations,” the company said in a statement.