Philippines’ NGCP energises 230 kV Calamba substation

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has commenced operations of the 230 kV Calamba substation to meet the growing demand of electricity in the South Luzon region.

The substation is strategically located near industrial parks to accommodate demand in Laguna, Batangas and adjacent provinces. The substation project also entailed the development of the 230 kV Calamba–Bay transmission line 2 and 230 kV Calamba–Biñan transmission line 2. The Philippines’ Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) had earlier approved the estimated cost of the project at PHP1.07 billion. NGCP has also energised the 300 MVA transformer at the Clark substation, to meet tmhe electricity requirements of Clark Freeport Zone. This transformer is a part of the PHP549 million, 69 kV Clark–Mabiga transmission line project, scheduled to be completed by July 2023 to provide better transmission services in Pampanga. NGCP is progressing towards its plan of investing PHP440 billion across 211 projects in the next 13 years to sustain the nation’s rising electricity consumption and enhancing the reliability of its power grid. In another development, the local government of  San Simon, Pampanga, has ordered the closure of the construction of NGCP’s San Simon 230 kV substation amid allegations that the project is being constructed without the necessary permits required.

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