16 Mar Power Supply in Mindanao Has Improved Said NGCP
On Tuesday, National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said that the repair works on a steel structure in Lanao del Sur has been completed and Agus 1 and 2 hydropower plants complex has been restored back to the Mindanao grid improving the power situation in Mindanao having an extra 93 megawatts power supply.
In behalf of NGCP in southern Mindanao, Melfrance Bambi Capulong stated that the development came after the repair works were done for the bombed Tower 25 in Ramain, Lanao del Sur that started on March 5 and ended 9 nine days later, which was successfully completed after the NGCP secured a temporary restraining order from a court against the Sanbitory family who have been preventing NGCP field personnel from undertaking repair works of Tower 25.
“The restoration of the facility allows the grid operator to transmit the electricity produced by state-owned Agus 1 and Agus 2 hydropower plants, with a combined installed capacity of 260 MW, to the rest of the Mindanao grid,” a separate NGCP statement said.
“We are very pleased with this development. We have been poised and ready to restore the facility as soon as it was toppled. All we needed was access to the property. With the court issued injunction, we were given legal cover to access the transmission facilities and begin restoration,” the company added.
There is an available capacity of 1,569 mw in the Mindanao grid today, with the island’s peak demand at 1,476 mw, thus having a power reserve of 93 mw.