Anda seeks ERC nod to link plant to grid

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Anda Power Corp. (Anda) is seeing regulatory approval to connect an 82-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant to the national grid.

In a petition to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Anda said it wanted to develop, own and operate a dedicated transmission line that would connect the plant to National Grid Corp. of the Philippines’ (NGCP) 69-kilovolt (kV) Clark Line 2.

Anda proposed the use of a seven-kilometer dedicated transmission line and related systems from the coal-fired plant, located in Mabalacat, Pampanga, to the NGCP line.

The firm said the line currently existed and was acquired and refurbished to conform with standards. It said the upgrade was completed in March this year and cost P110.23 million.


Anda had considered the construction of a substation switchyard with a 230-kV transformer and five-kilometer transmission line connecting to NGCP’s 230-kV tower near Magalang, Pampanga.

The project was dropped given the estimated cost of P400 million.

The NGCP has already approved the system impact study for the plant’s connection to the grid.

Anda said the dedicated facility was the shortest, most economical and technically viable option to connect its 82-MW power plant to the grid.

It has entered into a supply agreement with Angeles Electric Corp. that will be implemented as soon as the necessary ERC permits and approvals are secured.

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