Philippines’ NGCP energises 500 kV Hermosa–San Jose line

The Philippines’ power transmission grid operator, National Grid Corporation of Philippines (NGCP), has energised the 500 kV Hermosa–San Jose transmission line, a significant energy project that will boost the Luzon transmission network’s reliability.

The project, spanning the provinces of Bulacan, Pampanga and Bataan, will strengthen transmission services and accommodate new bulk power generation from the Bataan area. It is a major component of the planned Luzon 500 kV transmission backbone. The project also includes the 500 kV Hermosa substation to enable better voltage regulation and power transfer from existing 230 kV facilities in the area. The cost of the project is PHP10.2 billion.