By Danessa Rivera (The Philippine Star) | Updated March 28, 2016 - 12:00am
MANILA, Philippines – Palm Concepcion Power Corp. (PCPC), the owner of the 2x135 MW coal fired power plant project in Concepcion, Iloilo confirmed the Concepcion-Barotac 138 kV transmission line (TL), including the new Concepcion 138 kV GIS substation and the expansion of Barotac Viejo, substation constructed by PCPC, are now energized.
“The immediate completion of the associated transmission facilities can be attributed to the hard work of the whole transmission line team of PCPC and the dedicated effort and full support NGCP extended to us,” Roel Castro, PCPC president and chief executive officer said.
Castro said another factor that contributed to the fast completion of the transmission lines is the early settlement of the transmission line right-of-way (ROW).
assets to NGCP,” he added.
PCPC’s power plant will be synchronized with the Visayas grid by last week of April and will be delivering power supply to its customers in Panay, Negros and the rest of Visayas. Synchronization will be done in coordination with NGCP.
The company is scheduled to have its reliability tests run in the next couple of months. Once completed, the first unit of the 2x135-MW plant will be up for full commercial operations.
“The schedule of the commercial operations is just right on track as what we have committed to our customers,” Winifredo Pangilinan, SVP for Project Development Group said.
Ten distribution utilities and electric cooperatives have signed up with PCPC for their baseload power capacity requirements, who also need to deliver reliable and stable power generation supply to their individual customers (industrial, commercial and residential consumers).
PCPC is a joint venture of Palm Thermal Consolidated Holdings Corp. and Jin Navitas Resource Inc.