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ERC Gives Green Light to NGCP’s Visayas-Mindanao Interconnection Project

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) in an Order dated 11 July 2017 granted provisional authority to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to implement the Visayas-Mindanao Interconnection Project.  The Project involves the interconnection of Visayas and Mindanao via Cebu and Zamboanga.  The converter stations in Visayas and Mindanao will be located in Sibonga, Cebu and Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur, respectively.  The Project is estimated to be completed in forty six (46) months with an estimated cost of PhP51,696.70 M.

The Visayas-Mindanao interconnection project is in support of the government’s vision to interconnect the major grids into a single national grid which is expected to help improve the overall power supply security in the country as sharing of reserves will already become possible.  The project also aims to reinforce the operation of the electricity market by maximizing the use of available energy resources and additional generation capacities in Visayas and Mindanao which include the renewable energy resources.

The ERC’s grant of green light to NGCP’s Visayas-Mindanao Interconnection Project is subject to certain conditions, particularly:  (1) The proposed project shall be subject to optimization based on its actual use and/or implementation during the reset process for the next regulatory period; (2) NGCP is required to conduct competitive bidding for the purchase of major materials in the implementation of the project; and (3) NGCP’s payment of the permit fee.

“The provisional approval granted to NGCP to implement the Visayas-Mindanao Interconnection Project will enable power supply importations among the Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao grids.  For instance, the deficiency of supply in Visayas may be supplied by importing power from Luzon or Mindanao.  Hence, this Visayas-Mindanao Interconnection will help address the insufficient power supply and will also help optimize the available power supply in the Philippine Grid,” ERC OIC Alfredo J. Non said.



Date Published: 9/5/2017

 

Today at ERC
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hearing Schedules
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2017-064 CF [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
MASELCO
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th Floor)
Title:
Application for Confirmation and Approval of Calculations of Over or Under Recoveries in the Implementation of Automatic Cost Adjustments and True Up Mechanisms Covering the Period 2014 to 2016, Pursuant to ERC Resolution No. 16, Series of 2009, As Amended by ERC Resolution No. 21, Series of 2010 and ERC Resolution No. 2013, Series of 2010
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2015-223 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
TRANSCO, DANECO & DLPC
Venue:
ERC Mindanao Field Office, Mintrade Bldg., Monteverde Avenue corner Sales Street, Davao City
Title:
Application for the Approval of the Sale of Various Sub-transmission Lines/Assets of the National Transmission Corporation (TRASCO) to the Consortium of Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative, Inc. (DANECO) and Davao Light and Power Company, Inc. (DLPC) as Covered by a Contract to Sell dated 06 March 2012
Time:
14:00
Case No.:
2017-054 CF [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
BATELEC II
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th Floor)
Title:
Application for Confirmation and Approval of Calculations of Over or Under Recoveries in the Implementation of Automatic Cost Adjustments and True Up Mechanisms Covering the Period 2014 to 2016, Pursuant to ERC Resolution No. 16, Series of 2009, As Amended by ERC Resolution No. 21, Series of 2010 and ERC Resolution No. 23, Series of 2010
Time:
9:00
Case No.:
2017-042 RC [Pubcon]
Applicant:
PEMC
Venue:
Main Conference Room of Mindanao Development Authority Office, Old Airport Building, Old Airport Road, Km 9 Sasa, Davao City, 8000
Title:
Application for the Approval of the Price Determination Methodology for the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM)

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