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ERC Gives Go-signal to NGCP’s Taguig Extra High-Voltage Substation Project

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) approved the application of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) for its Taguig Extra High-Voltage (EHV) Substation project that will serve as another drawdown substation to decongest the San Jose EHV Substation, and provide higher level of reliability to the Luzon Grid system.  The proposed Taguig EHV project, which is to be implemented starting 2019, is expected to incur a total estimated cost of PhP9.7 Billion.  

“The approval of the NGCP’s Taguig Extra High-Voltage (EHV) substation project will address the growing power demand and power import in Metro Manila.  Additional capacities that will be injected into the transmission network by new power generators will soon be accommodated through this project, which will mean a sustainable and reliable supply of power”, ERC Chairperson and CEO Agnes VST Devanadera explained.  

Apart from the decongestion of the San Jose EHV Substation, the Taguig EHV Substation will also ease the existing 230 kV single-circuit line from Quezon to Muntinlupa during emergency situations, such as grid failure, and address the severe under voltage in the 230 kV substations within Metro Manila due to the single-circuit configuration and heavy loading condition of the Quezon-Doña Imelda-Paco-Muntinlupa 230 kV Transmission Line.
In addition, the Taguig EHV Substation will complement the plan of linking the new drawdown substation to Taytay 230 kV Substation, as the Project will make an additional 230 kV transmission line link to the said Taytay Substation.  

ERC’s approval of the Taguig EHV Substation is anchored on the condition that the Project is subject to optimization based on its actual use and/or implementation during the reset process for the next regulatory period, as stated in the Rules for Setting the Transmission Wheeling Rates (RTWR) and other relevant issuances of the ERC.  Optimization entails the removal of redundant assets and over-capacity, including inefficient design and “gold-plated” engineering (incorporation of costly and unnecessary refinements into the structure) within the existing network.  NGCP is also required to conduct competitive bidding in the implementation of the proposed projects.  

 

Today at ERC
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Hearing Schedules
Time:
09:00
Case No.:
2017-042 RC [EV]
Applicant:
PEMC
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th floor)
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Price Determination Methodology for the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM)
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2019-056 RC [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
TRANSCO
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th floor)
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for Approval of the Feed-In Tariff Allowance for Calendar Year 2020 Pursuant to the Guidelines for the Collection of the Feed - In - Tariff Allowance and Disbursement of the Feed - In - Tariff Allowance Fund, with Prayer for Provisional Authority
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2019-061 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
NGCP & SIPC
Venue:
Seda Atria, Pison Avenue, Atria Park District San Rafael, Mandurriao Iloilo City
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for Approval of the Ancillary Services Procurement Agreement Between the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines and SPC Island Power Corporation, with Prayer for the Issuance of Provisional Authority
Time:
14:00
Case No.:
2016-179 RC [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
NGCP
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th floor)
Title:
In the Matter of the Application of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines for the Approval of Force Majeure Event Regulated FM Pass Through for Typhoon Lando in Luzon and Sabotage Incidents in Mindanao, In Accordance with the Rules for Setting Transmission Wheeling Rates, with Prayer for Provisional Authority

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