Sacasol bucks NGCP

by Alena Mae S. Flores – January 22, 2016 at 11:05 pm

from Manila Standard

San Carlos Solar Energy, or Sacasol, has sought a cease-and-desist order from the Energy Regulatory Commission against National Grid Corporation of the Philippines from collecting transmission charges and suspending its service connection.

Sacasol in a petition objected to the regulated transmission services charges being collected by transmission operator National Grid, saying they were discriminatory.

Sacasol owns a 22-megawatt solar power plant in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, which is connected to the Visayas grid through the Cadiz-San Carlos 69 kV line.

It said National Grid charged the company by classifying it as an embedded generator after connecting to the Cadiz-San Carlos 69 kV line of Northern Negros Electric Cooperative Inc., which was acquired from National Transmission Corp.

Sacasol signed a connection agreement with National Grid and Noneco, subject to the consummation of the sale with TransCo.