NGCP launches smart system

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    The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has launched a central control and monitoring system (CCMS) to improve power transmission capabilities.

    CCMS is a technology used to automate certain functions of the power transmission grid, particularly in its substations.

    The pilot operations of the CCMS are in NGCP’s Cagayan de Oro and Cebu substations with the company targeting to expand CCMS-enabled facilities to 21 substations around the country by 2025.

    The system is comprised of real-time monitoring software and hardware to be used for the acquisition, collection, centralized monitoring and analysis of power data and equipment condition.

    It will also enable NGCP to remotely operate unmanned substations and improve the operational performance of transmission facilities which will help in the attainment of running a smart grid.

    NGCP said a smart grid would also translate to improved security and information management, efficient integration of the connection between generators and load customers, effective response to the needs of the transmission network as well as greater reliability and quality of power transmitted by the grid. – Jed Macapagal