The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines recently commissioned its Pagbilao Extra High Voltage (EHV) substation project.
The Pagbilao EHV substation will accommodate the connection of incoming power plants in Quezon Province, consisting of coal-fired and combined-cycle power plants, which can bring around 1,420 megawatts total capacity to the grid.
It will also maximize and optimize the operations of the existing Tayabas 500/230kV transformers and Tayabas 230kV substation.
“After undergoing various challenges, such as permitting and right-of-way, we are happy to have finally completed and energized our Pagbilao EHV substation. We remain committed to our mandate of providing stable and reliable transmission services to the country,” the company said.
The Energy Regulatory Commission-approved P3.6 billion project involves the development of the Pagbilao 500kV substation and the expansion of the Tayabas 500kV substation.
To accommodate the connection of the upgraded facilities to the power grid, the Pagbilao-Tayabas line segment of the Naga-Tayabas line was energized at a 500kV level.
NGCP is a Filipino-led, privately owned company in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid, led by majority shareholders and vice chairman Henry “Big Boy” Sy Jr. and co-vice chairman Robert Coyiuto, Jr. It is the sole operating asset of Synergy Grid and Development Philippines.