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ERC Approves New NGCP Substation in Pasay

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) approved the application of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) for a new substation in Pasay City.  The proposed Pasay substation, with an estimated cost of approximately PhP13 Billion, involves a new drawdown substation that will have an initial capacity of two (2) 300 MVA transformers which will be connected to the Las Piñas 230 kV substation. The particular project, to be located within the Reclamation Area in Pasay City, will be funded through the NGCP’s Internal Cash Generated (ICG) fund.

“The new NGCP substation in Pasay will provide solution to the overloading problem and will allow more room for capacity expansion in the future” ERC Chairperson and CEO Agnes VST Devanadera explained.  

The development of the Pasay 230 kV Substation was proposed by the NGCP considering that the Las Piñas Substation could not be expanded anymore due to space constraint.  The Pasay substation’s additional equipment will cater to the future connections of the Manila-Navotas substation project, and the proposed Bataan-Cavite/Metro Manila Line Project.  

Similar to other ERC-approved NGCP projects, the approval of the Pasay 230 kV Substation 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 involves the removal of redundant assets and over-capacity, including inefficient design and “gold-plated” engineering within the existing network.  NGCP is also required to conduct competitive bidding for the purchase of major materials in the implementation of the proposed projects.  

Under the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA), the NGCP is mandated to improve and expand its transmission facilities, consistent with the Grid Code and the Transmission Development Plan (TDP) to adequately serve generation companies, distribution utilities and suppliers that require transmission service and/or ancillary services through the transmission system.

“This NGCP Pasay Substation Project will help address the country’s growing power demand in terms of ensuring grid security, reliability, and power quality”, ERC Chair Devanadera added.


 

Today at ERC
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Hearing Schedules
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2018-103 RC [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
NPC
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th floor)
Title:
In the Matter of the Petition for the Availment of the Environment Charge/Share from the Universal Charge for the Rehabilitation and Management of Watershed Areas (Plan 15), with Prayer for Provisional Authority
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2010-026 MC [CH]
Applicant:
ALECO
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th floor)
Title:
For: Request for Arbitration with a Prayer for a Cease and Desist Order
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2019-059 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
CANORECO
Venue:
CANORECO's Main Office, J. P. Rizal St., Daet, Camarines Norte
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for Confirmation and Approval of Emergency Capital Expenditure Project Re: Purchase and Installation of New 10 MVA Power Transformer in Replacement of Damaged 5 MVA Power Transformer at Calintaan Substation
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2019-065 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
ILPI
Venue:
ILPI Main Office, Bro. Raymund Jeffrey Road, Pala-o, Iligan City
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of Electric and Non-Electric Capital Projects for the Regulatory Year 2020
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2019-074 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
BISELCO & CIPC
Venue:
BISELCO’s Principal Office at Barangay Poblacion 6, Coron, Palawan
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for Approval of the Interim Power Supply Agreement Between Busuanga Island Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BISELCO) and Calamian Island Power Corporation (CIPC) with Motion for Provisional Authority
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