by Alena Mae S. Flores – December 18, 2015 at 11:20 pm
from Manila Standard
Helios Solar Energy Corp., formerly known as Phil-Power Solar Energy Corp., has sought the approval of the Energy Regulatory Commission to develop a point-to-point transmission line for its 132.5-megawatt solar power plant in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental province.
Helios Solar, in a petition with the Energy Regulatory Commission, said the company decided to pursue the solar project, set to be operational next month, to boost power supplly in the Visayas grid.
The company said it received the confirmation of commerciality for the project from the Energy Department on June 11, 2015.
“To test, commission and dispatch its generating facility soon after completion, PPSEC [now Helios] proposes to connect the project to the transmission system of National Grid Corp. of the Philippines through a dedicated point-to-point limited interconnection facility,” it said.
The company has secured relevant permits on the project and the transmission line including a resolution from the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental.