ERC okays Nabas wind project’s line

by Alena Mae S. Flores, December 22, 2014
from Manila Standard

The Energy Regulatory Commission approved the application of Petrowind Energy Inc. to build a power line connecting the 50-megawatt Nabas wind power plant in Aklan to the transmission network of National Grid Corp. of the Philippines.

“A perusal of the evidence presented herein showed that the approval of PWEI’s application for authority to develop, own and/or operate dedicated point-to-point facilities to connect Nabas wind power plant to the 69-kV Nabas-Caticlan substation…will redound to the benefit of the power consumers in terms of continuous, quality, reliable and efficient power supply,” ERC said.

ERC said the approval was subject to certain conditions such that the facilities should be operated by NGCO subject to charges and the facilities should be developed in accordance with the grid impact study and used solely by the generating facility.

Petrowind, in its petition, filed an application with ERC to develop, construct, operate and own interconnection facilities costing P146.6 million which shall connect the P4-billion wind project to the 69-kilovolt Nabas substation-Caticlan substation overhead transmission system of National Grid.

“The construction of the dedicated point-to-point transmission facility is a prerequisite for the testing and commissioning, and ultimately, the commercial operations of Nabas wind power project,” the company said in its filing.