Ensuring power stability: NGCP accelerates key transmission projects

National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is on track to complete the P52-billion Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project (MVIP) by the third quarter, achieving the full 450 megawatt transfer capacity as scheduled.

Currently, the transfer capacity stands at 122.5 MW, but NGCP aims to double that to 225 MW by the end of the month.

The MVIP, which was energized on April 30 with an initial load of 22.5 MW, marks a significant milestone in enhancing power stability and reliability throughout the country.

Once fully operational, it will enable a seamless transmission of electricity between Mindanao and Visayas, promoting a more robust and interconnected power grid.

In addition to the MVIP, NGCP has plans to finalize other key projects this year. This includes the Hermosa-San Jose 500kV Transmission Line project and the Cebu-Negros-Panay Stage 3 Backbone Project.

These initiatives demonstrate NGCP’s commitment to expanding and improving the country’s transmission infrastructure.

Looking ahead, NGCP spokesperson Cynthia Perez-Alabanza is confident that there will be no yellow or red alerts in the remaining months of the year.

While unforeseen events can occur, NGCP remains proactive in ensuring the stability and reliability of the power system. With comprehensive planning and efficient execution, the company aims to maintain a smooth electricity supply throughout the year.