THE near completion of two transmission projects in Antique will address load demand growth and voltage quality issues in the Panay grid.
System operator National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said the Southern Panay transmission backbone and Culasi-San Jose 69-kiloVolt (kV) transmission line projects in Antique will be completed by the end of the year.
The transmission backbone project specifically covers 93 kilometers of 138-kV and 69-kV overhead transmission lines and tower structures and includes two substations, a newly constructed San Jose Substation and an expanded Sta. Barbara Substation.
“NGCP aims to address the growth in demand while maintaining the grid’s reliability. The completion of the 69-kV loop in Western Panay through the completion of the Culasi-San Jose project will address any voltage issues within the island,” NGCP President and Chief Executive Officer Henry Sy Jr. said in a statement.
“We are also looking to extend power delivery to un-electrified areas,” he added.
The Culasi-San Jose 69-kV line project covers 86 kilometers of overhead transmission lines and will include the expansion of two substations in San Jose and Culasi.
Completing the western Pa–nay 69-kV loop, the project is targeted to provide efficient power delivery services to customers in Antique and Aklan.