NGCP energizes transmission channels to power plants in Leyte-Samar

By Lenie Lectura – January 21, 2019
from Business Mirror

THE National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) has successfully energized Line 2 of the Ormoc-Babatngon 138-kiloVolt  transmission facility at a cost of P697.56 million.

The project gives way to a stronger transmission corridor from geothermal plants and other generating capacities in Leyte to Samar Island.

Before the second circuit was energized, the line was originally only a single circuit. Outages along the line, planned or unplanned, resulted in a loss of power for all the Samar provinces, which rely heavily on power supply from other islands.

“With the energization of the second circuit, transmission services in the area will now become more reliable and prolonged power interruptions will be minimized or avoided altogether,” the NGCP said. Besides the overhead transmission lines added, the Ormoc and Babatngon substations were also upgraded to serve the increased capacity of the line.