NGCP seeks ERC nod on Luzon backbone project
MANILA, Philippines - The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is seeking the approval of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for the implementation of its P3.3 billion Western Luzon 500 kilovolt (kV) backbone project.
NGCP needs ERC to issue a provisional authority for the stage 1 of the project, the Castillejos Hermosa 500 kV transmission line, to commence.
The Castillejos-Hermosa line will spread out from NGCP's Hermosa substation. It will then cross the national roads, Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), barangays and the existing Hermosa-Olongapo 230 kV line until it reaches the site of the proposed Castillejos substation.
"Upon implementation of the project, this will facilitate the direct delivery of power capacity to Hermosa substation. Thus, the Hanjin to Hermosa corridor will no longer be congested," NGCP said.
The project aims to develop a 500 kV western corridor that will boost the connection of Redondo Peninsula (RP) Energy's 600 MW coal-fired power plant at the Subic Bay Freeport.
Upon completion, the project will be connected to RP Energy's Castillejos transmission line to effect the interconnection of the 600 MW power plant scheduled to operate commercially in 2016. - Rappler.com