Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Philippines: New Transmission Line Will Help Distribute Leyte Geothermal Power

Key Eastern Visayas transmission line for completion this year (BusinessWorld Online Edition)

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) expects to complete a transmission facility in Eastern Visayas this year that it said was “crucial” to the recovery of the province from recent typhoons.

The work involves the construction of an overhead transmission line spanning almost 80 kilometers of the Ormoc-Babatngon 138-kilovolt (kV) line in Leyte, the grid operator said. It also covers the installation of upgraded equipment at the Ormoc and Babatngon substations.

The line will serve as the corridor that will transmit the power supply from geothermal plants in Leyte to Samar Island.

It will also increase the reliability of power transmission to Samar, which has no internally generated power, and is dependent on the supply from Leyte.

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