Transmission operator National Grid Corp. of the Philippines said Thursday it energized the Amlan-Samboan 138-kilovolt transmission line 1, increasing the reliability of power transmission services between the islands of Negros and Cebu.
The transmission line was damaged during the Department of Public Works and Highways dredging and re-channeling activities in Amlan, Negros Oriental on June 15, 2021. It was completed on Oct. 2.
The capacity of NGCP’s underwater cable to transmit power between Negros and Cebu was halved to 90 megawatts from 180 MW, limiting the flow of power between islands.
NGCP said the Amlan-Samboan 138kV transmission is vital to the exchange of power within the Visayas grid and gives Negros and Panay consumers access to power from Luzon and other islands within the region.
Its energization will ensure the full dispatch of Visayas grid-connected power plants, including renewable energy sources in Negros.
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 of the board Henry Sy Jr. and co-vice chairman Robert Coyiuto, Jr.
It is the sole operating asset of Synergy Grid and Development Philippines Inc.