NGCP meets Mindanao power generators


The country’s power grid operator conducted a conference for power generators in Mindanao to discuss the current power situation in the region as well as the outlook for Mindanao grid in 2014.

The conference was conducted to inform the generators about the technical aspects of the transmission industry, National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said.

With the commercial operations of the Interim Mindanao Electricity Market (IMEM) already in full swing, NGCP also discussed about IMEM and how the generation, transmission and distribution sectors can work together to make all the capacities in the Mindanao grid available to augment the supply of electricity.

“With proper information, relevant feedback and the cooperation of the generators whom we consider our customers-partners, we aim to ensure the continuous flow of electricity from generators to distributors.

This is NGCP’s mandate and we take this job very seriously,” NGCP spokesperson Cynthia Alabanza said.

Among the technical issues discussed were the submission of day-ahead schedules in compliance with the IMEM requirements, the frequency of tap changes in transformers, among others.

Among those who attended the conference were representatives of the Philippine Independent Power Producers Association Inc., Department of Energy, Energy Regulatory Commission, National Transmission Corp., National Power Corp., Philippine Electricity Market Corp., Grid Management Committee, Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. National Electrification Administration and various generation companies.


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