By Danessa Rivera (The Philippine Star) | Updated May 20, 2017 - 12:00am
MANILA, Philippines - Off-grid power producer DMCI Power Corp. has partnered with Masbate’s electric cooperative to upgrade its network and help avert power outages in the island.
DMCI Power said it partnered with Masbate Electric Cooperative (Maselco) to improve its distribution network by replacing reclosers in the distribution line feeders located in PV Corpuz, Magsaysay, Buenavista and Mobo in the province of Masbate.
“The improvement of the distribution system will greatly minimize the negative effects of line faults and will ultimately benefit the end-users,” DMCI Power president Nestor Dadivas said.
A recloser is a circuit breaker that automatically switches off power in a distribution line segment or section during power overload or line faults. It limits the impact of an outage by isolating the faulted section from the rest of the distribution system effectively curtailing a domino-effect of power line interruptions.
As a result of the installation, power supply interruption due to line faults has decreased significantly in the Maselco service area, the company said.
Based on technical reports, around 47 line trippings were contained and isolated in the PV Corpuz feeder segments since March 31, while around 20 line trippings were reported in Magsaysay, Buenavista and Mobo since the installation last April 12 and 28.