NGCP upgrades transformers in Pampanga, Nueva Vizcaya due to soaring power demand

By Juzel L. Danganan

MANILA, Aug. 25 (PNA) – The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) has upgraded the capacities of transformers in Pampanga and Nueva Vizcaya due to the soaring and expected hike in power demand.

“NGCP boosts the transmission system reliability with the energization of power transformers in Pampanga and Nueva Vizcaya,” the company said in a statement.

NGCP noted it has energized a 100-megaVolt ampere (MVA) transformer in Mexico, Pampanga to stabilize the demand from steel mills in Pampanga.

The transmission company said the transformer would supply the future load growth of Pampanga, with the influx of large industries.

NGCP installed another 75-MVA transformer in Nueva Ecija to address the expected power needs of the mining industry in the province.

NGCP said the added capacity from the transformers would provide load carrying redundancy, which complies with the provisions of the Philippine Grid Code (PGC) to back up equipment to prevent power outage when other transformers have maintenance shutdowns.

NGCP said it planned to upgrade other grid equipment as it hopes to build the strongest power grid in Asia.

The power company also said reliable power supply was needed to support the robust economy. (PNA)