Grid operator National Grid Corp. of the Philippines said it is constructing the Pagbilao 500-kilovolt substation project to support large capacity generation and address the rising demand for power.
The Pagbilao substation project is one of NGCP’s efforts to address transmission issues in Quezon province and accommodate incoming power generation, which include the 420-megawatt Pagbilao coal-fired power plant expansion, 500-MW San Buenaventura coal-fired power plant and 600-MW Energy World Corp.’s combined-cycle power plant.
Quezon province hosts two of the major power plants in the Luzon grid including the 735-MW Pagbilao coal-fired power plant and the 460-MW Quezon Power coal-fired power plant.
“With over 1500 MW of power coming into the grid once these plants are online, we need a new gateway of power in the Quezon province which can fully accommodate all these. The Pagbilao 500kV substation will help ease voltage and load issues of nearby substations like Tayabas, and further enhance transmission of power not only in Quezon province but in the entire Luzon grid as well”, NGCP said.