01 Sep NGCP Powered Opol Substation to Boost Electric Energy in NorthMin
Last August 20, Saturday, operator of the country’s power transmission network, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has powered their improved Opol Substation in Misamis Oriental. Load centers in North Mindanao including Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro (CDO) are to be facilitated with the new and improved station to supply electric energy demands.
Main beneficiaries of the newly upgraded substation are the Misamis Oriental I Electric Cooperative Inc. (MORESCO I) and the Cagayan Electric Power and Light Company (CEPALCO). The station will also cater the increased load growth in the area since the launching of the Laguindingan Airport in CDO.
Since Opol Substation has been upgraded with a newly-installed 75-megavolt ampere (MVA) transformer, it is now complaint with the N-1 requirement of the Philippine Grid Code, that is the capacity to endure a major system intervention through its support equipment to prevent power failure when other facilities are unavailable or on a scheduled shutdown. This could guarantee advanced power quality to customers who experienced power shortage.
To lighten energy loads of Lugait Substation and Tagoloan Substation, the upgraded Opol substation is strategically built between these two facilities.
Aside from the Opol Substation, NGCP is also working on the Mindanao 230-kV (kilovolt) Transmission Backbone Project. This project will offer further and greater power passage for the current and future power plants in areas of north and south Mindanao.
NGCP stated, “We are committed to effect positive change in Mindanao, and the completion of the upgrades on the Opol Substation is a step closer to our goal of providing not only sufficient but high-quality power transmission services for the region.”