By Lenie Lectura -November 20, 2019
from Business Mirror
THE National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said Tuesday it has energized two transformers in its Toril substation located in Davao.
The 300MVA Transformers 1 and 2 in its Toril Substation will boost the voltage requirements of the area and will maintain the quality and reliability of power transmitted to power customers in Mindanao.
The Toril substation is part of the Mindanao 230kV backbone project which is expected to be completed this year.
The backbone project will enable transmission facilities traversing from the northern to the southern corridors of Mindanao to accommodate the entry of new power plants and allow existing power plants to be dispatched at their respective maximum capacities and transmitted throughout Mindanao that will solve line congestion and load curtailment.
This project is among the 14 major transmission projects lined up for completion between this year until 2040.
“For 2019 and onwards, NGCP focuses on upgrading and expanding transmission backbones to support entry of new generating facilities and allow market competition,” the Department of Energy had said in its 2018 Power Supply and Demand report.