The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines’ (NGCP) newest facility, the Calong-calong–Toledo–Colon 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission project, will be available to power consumers in Bohol and Cebu, an official of the company said.
According to Betty Martinez, NGCP communications and public affairs officer, Bohol consumers will benefit from the facility if distribution utilities in the province will purchase power supply from them.
Through a submarine cable, power from the said facility will be directed to the NGCP’s Ormoc-Maasin substation 138 KiloVolt line.
The Ormoc-Maasin transmission then sends power supply to Bohol through another submarine cable, Martinez said.
The newly built facility will only cater to Bohol and Cebu since there are multiple power sources in Panay Island and Negros, such as solar power and another new NGCP power plant, she added.
Meanwhile, the NGCP continues to build the second line from the Ormoc-Maasin substation to Ubay.
The company is also moving to put in place another submarine cable which would directly transfer power supply from Cebu to Bohol.
Martinez noted that the development of the Toldeo, Calong-calong and Colon substations is a part of the NGCP’s 52-kilometer transmission line project which is designed to improve the Visayas grid.
It will also include the setting up of the 246-MegaWatt power plant of the Cebu energy Development Corp. and the 82-MegaWatt coal-fired power plant of the Toleda Power Company.
The Chatto administration in Bohol has been mulling the establishment of the province’s own power source as current supply in the province remains insufficient.
The proposed power facility will help supply energy to the growing number of resorts and hotels in Bohol, and business process outsourcing companies, the New Bohol Airport and International Cruise ship Port in Loon which will soon be established in the province. (Rey Tutas)