The new Hermosa (Balsik) Substation will house 2000 MegaVolt Ampere (MVA), the largest MVA capacity of any NGCP transformer bank to date, with the capability to expand to up to 4000MVA with the entry of bulk generation in the coming years.
“The capacity of the new Balsik Substation will ensure that more power can be dispatched by the transmission system, and will greatly improve the overall grid reliability and stability of the 500kV network,” said NGCP.
The Mariveles-Hermosa 500kV Transmission Line project was certified as an Energy Project of National Significance by the Department of Energy on 16 January 2019, and has a cost of PhP 6 Billion as applied with the ERC.
“The completion of these high voltage facilities affirms NGCP’s commitment to its mandate of expanding the country’s transmission system. We continue to ask for the support of all our stakeholders to fast-track the completion of our other critical projects as we create a better and more resilient grid across the country,” said the company.
Other critical projects in NGCP’s pipeline include the Hermosa-San Jose 500kV Transmission Backbone Project in Luzon, the Cebu-Negros-Panay and Cebu-Bohol Interconnection Projects, and the Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project, which aims to realize power sharing between the 3 main grids.