System operator National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) continues to find ways to uphold the integrity of the grid.
At the start of every year, NGCP assesses the efficiency of its operational processes and reviews its technical performance.
Through the Annual Grid Operations Mode Analysis (AGOMA) Conference, NGCP polishes its operations by evaluating the impact of internal factors, such as new and ongoing transmission projects, and external factors, like the El Niño, higher power demand, and the national elections, on the grid’s performance.
NGCP, through the AGOMA, also ensures contingency preparedness for the Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao grids through various workshops and discussions on addressing crucial issues such as low voltage or supply deficiency.
“NGCP emphasizes the importance of stable power even more this year. This internal coordination greatly impacts the grid’s performance and ensures that we are prepared in terms of power dispatching and improving grid security,” said NGCP.
“Each grid has its own nuances, which is further highlighted by the unique challenges each grid encounters. Our goal is to keep the grid intact and secure despite all these challenges,” stated NGCP.
NGCP is a privately owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid. It transmits high-voltage electricity through “power superhighways” that include the interconnected system of transmission lines, towers, substations, and related assets.
The consortium, which holds the 25-year concession contract to operate the country’s power transmission network, is comprised of Monte Oro Grid Resources Corp. led by Henry Sy Jr., Calaca High Power Corp. led by Robert Coyiuto Jr., and the State Grid Corp. of China as technical partner. PNA