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NGCP holds annual nationwide blackout simulation drill

Date Published: 5/30/2018

To ensure the reliability of the country’s power grid in the event of any major power disturbance or emergency, NGCP recently hosted its annual blackout simulation drill for 2018.

Comprised of two major activities, the table-top presentation and actual blackout recovery drills, NGCP System Operations personnel along with generation companies and distribution utilities participated in the exercise.

The table-top presentation for Mindanao, Visayas, and Luzon were held last April 4, 6, and 13, respectively, while the actual blackout simulation drills happened a week after.

Discussions included the blackout scenarios occurring in different areas of the country, power system blackout restoration guidelines, the importance of time synchronization within the grid, and updates on ancillary services such as black start recovery.

As the country’s transmission operator, one of NGCP’s main functions is to constantly improve power transmission network operations, particularly that of System Operations. Through the annual blackout drills, NGCP will be able to ensure that contingency measures are in place to keep the power grid secure and reliable despite any emergency or grid-wide disturbance.

“This plan cannot be executed and sustained by NGCP alone. It is only by working together, with constant, synchronized coordination between generation, transmission, and distribution, that we can deliver the best services to our customers”, said Mr. Anthony Almeda, NGCP President and CEO, in his message.

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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