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ERC grants Emergency CAPEX of CEDC

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), on 30 August 2016, approved the petition of Clark Electric Distribution Corporation (CEDC) for its Emergency Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) Project termed "Development of Roxas 50 MVA, 69 KV - 13.8 KV Substation". The project involves the relocation of the Diamante Substation to the Roxas district and the replacement of the old 25 MVA 69 kV-13.8 kV Power Transformer with a higher capacity 50 MVA, 69 kV-13.8 kV Power Transformer.  The relocation is due primarily to the Clark International Airport Corporation’s (CIAC) plan to construct an additional runway that involves the  dismantling of the existing Diamante Substation.  

The approval of the project considered that the existing substation is expected to be critically  loaded at 100%  by 2020.  The opportunity to uprate the power transformer together with the relocation is a wise strategic engineering practice and that would prove advantageous to CEDC and its customers. The ERC also saw the need to augment the transformers to enable CEDC to cater its existing and upcoming loads and demands to be brought by the CIAC’s extension.  

The Development of Roxas 50 MVA, 69 kV-13.8 kV Substation had been started and expected to be completed by 2017.   The project cost estimate totals to PhP198.5 M and will be financed through internally generated funds of CEDC.  

“The expansion of a vital piece of infrastructure such as an airport involves the development of industrial, commercial and even residential establishments leading to socio-economic growth and progress. The ERC approved the application of CEDC to enable it to fulfill its mandate of providing reliable service connection to existing and new consumers and ensuring the safe operation of electric facilities”, Chairman and CEO Jose Vicente B. Salazar emphasized.


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