NGCP boosts Aklan transmission line

By Alena Mae S. Flores – October 19, 2018 at 07:05 pm

Transmission grid operator National Grid Corp. of the Philippines is set to reinforce power transmission services in Aklan province with the construction of its P4.27-billion Nabas-Caticlan-Boracay 138-kiloVolt (kV) Transmission Line Project.

The area is currently being served by a single 69kV line, which is not enough to address the growing power needs of Boracay Island.

“Boracay Island is projected to see continuous growth in power consumption, this according to Aklan Electric Cooperative, the electric cooperative servicing the area. An additional power transmission avenue must be built to secure the stability and continuous flow of power to residents and businesses in the area,” NGCP said.

The new line will traverse through the municipalities of Nabas and Malay.

The project includes the construction of a new 138kV submarine cable between Caticlan and Boracay in order to support the existing line and increase the resiliency of the transmission system to and from the island.