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New transmission lines strengthening power delivery from Leyte plants

Leyte geothermal plant, Philippines
Alexander Richter 26 Feb 2016

The National Grid Corporate of the Philippines announces work on a construction of improved transmission structure to Leyte, which would would help transport geothermal power from Leyte.

Local news in the Philippines report on the new construction of transmission lines in Leyte, Philippines. The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) expects the construction to be completed this year, saying it was “crucial” to the recovery of the province from recent typhoons.

The work includes an overhead transmission line spanning almost 80 kilometers of the Ormoc-Babatngon 138-kilovolt (kV) and the installation of upgraded equipment at the Ormoc and Babatngon substations.

“For the often typhoon-stricken Samar, a steady supply of electricity is important to ensure the island’s continuous growth and recovery from disasters,” NGCP said in a statement.

“This is what we are trying to address by constructing the Ormoc-Babatngon 138 kV line. In addition, this project will also cater to the increasing demand for electricity in Tacloban after Typhoon Yolanda,” it added. The line serves as the corridor that will transmit the power supply from geothermal plants in Leyte to Samar Island.

It will also increase the reliability of power transmission to Samar, which has no internally generated power, and is dependent on the supply from Leyte. Leyte II Electric Cooperative, which distributes power to Tacloban, will be the main beneficiary of the project.

Source: Business World Online