Date Published: 9/8/2017
As of 9:38 PM, 07 September 2017, NGCP energized its Ormoc High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Converter Station, and is now fully engaged to allow power sharing between the Luzon and Visayas grids.
NGCP maintenance teams completed the restoration of the Ormoc HVDC Converter Station, which had been severely damaged by the magnitude 6.3 earthquake last July 6. Testing and commissioning of the restored facility was completed on 07 September 2017.
Restoration work involved moving several heavy equipment from different NGCP facilities in the country to replace damaged parts such as converter transformers and breakers, among others, according to the company.
“NGCP is pleased to report that with this energization, the Visayas grid can now import power from Luzon to augment the grid’s power supply requirements and relieve generation deficiency resulting from the unavailability of earthquake-affected Leyte geothermal plants. NGCP assures the public that it is ready to conduct similar expedited restoration activities to ensure reliable power transmission services,” stated the company.
After the July 6 earthquake, NGCP employed a parallel, simultaneous 24/7 restoration strategy of REPAIR, REPLACE, and RECONFIGURE. The corporation is also continuously taking necessary preparations to minimize the impact of succeeding natural disasters on NGCP operations and facilities.
NGCP is a Filipino-led, privately owned company in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid, led by majority shareholders Henry Sy, Jr. and Robert Coyiuto, Jr.###
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