NGCP Energizes New Calamba Substation
Published on October 20, 2022 12:00 AM
NGCP recently energized its new Calamba 230-kiloVolt (kV) Substation and associated transmission lines, a major project to address continuing load growth or the growing demand for power, particularly in South Luzon.
The substation is strategically located near industrial parks to accommodate demand in Laguna, Batangas, and nearby provinces. This project will benefit mostly industrial customers, particularly factories, manufacturing plants, and other big businesses in the eco-zones and industrial parks. According to the latest count of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), there are 10 manufacturing eco-zones in Batangas and 14 in Laguna. These areas are seen to greatly benefit from improved transmission services and improved efficiency in production of these industries and businesses.
“With many industrial and residential developments south of Metro Manila, NGCP’s new Calamba 230-kV Substation is a critical facility for South Luzon. The substation and its associated transmission lines will also serve as another highway to prevent overloading and other reliability issues,” stated the company.
With an ERC-approved cost of PhP1.069 billion, the project has three components: the Calamba 230kV Substation, Calamba-Bay 230kV Transmission Line 2, and the Calamba-Binan 230kV Transmission Line 2.