By Lenie Lectura – November 15, 2018
from Business Mirror
A P9.5-BILLION transmission line project proposed by the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) will help decongest other substations servicing Metro Manila and improve the reliability of the transmission system.
The grid operator said it wants to start construction by February 2019, with target completion by August 2020.
NGCP is awaiting approval of its application filed before the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).
The proposed Taguig-Baras 500-kV transmission line project will pass through Taguig City and Taytay, Binangonan, Baras and Morong, the last four all towns in the province of Rizal.
“With the growing load and steadily increasing demand in Metro Manila and nearby provinces of Luzon, the reliability of power transmission is something that NGCP needs to secure. The new Taguig-Baras 500-kV line is one of the major transmission network developments for Metro Manila to ensure that the power requirements of the country’s load center will be adequately and reliably served in the long term,” said NGCP.
Together with this new 500-kV line, a new Taguig 500-kV Substation will also be built along with another 230-kV transmission line traversing Taguig toward Taytay in Rizal.
The route survey for the project has already been completed, but with the construction of the new Skyway portion along C-6, coordination meetings are set for the rerouting of a segment of the Taguig-Baras line.
NGCP is working closely with the local government and concerned agencies with the initial stage of implementation, which includes the acquisition of right-of-way, securing of permits and submission of required documents.
“We are hoping for the cooperation and support of the public as we aim for the timely completion of the project, which will greatlybenefit our customers in Metro Manila, Rizal and nearby provinces,” said NGCP.