State-owned National Power Corp. on Thursday switched on the 15-kilometer Virac to San Miguel 69 kV transmission line and the 5 MVA Codon substation in the province of Catanduanes.
Napocor said it allotted P240 million for the completion of the projects, which is seen to significantly contribute to a more reliable transfer of power from the power plants to households and establishments.
Napocor president and chief executive officer Pio Benavidez said the company aimed to complete the backbone transmission system of island provinces and build better and more resilient power facilities.
“We employ high-quality standards for our power facilities knowing that the areas we serve are the most susceptible to typhoons,” said Benavidez, who also hails from Catanduanes.
Pending the private sector’s full takeover of the province’s power generation requirements, Napocor maintains its Marinawa, Viga and Balongbong hydroelectric power plants with a total dependable capacity of 6.65 megawatts.