Mindanao to share power with Luzon and Visayas Print
Thursday, 22 February 2018 14:08

By REMUS ONG

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has announced plans for Mindanao to supply electricity to Luzon and Visayas through a massive program to link Cebu and Dapitan cities.

NGCP Spokesperson Beth Ladaga described the Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection project as one of the biggest projects of NGCP aimed towards a power sharing scheme to get surplus power from Mindanao.

Ladaga said the project involves creating a submarine cable line with a 350 kilovolt capacity to link Cebu and Dapitan cities.

There will also be overhead transmission lines constructed from Dapitan city towards Lanao del Norte province, the main source of power in Mindanao.

The line is reportedly parallel to the Aurora- Polanco line.

Furthermore, two electric stations will be constructed in Maigo and Kolambugan municipalities in Lanao del Norte.

Ladaga allayed fears about the possibility of more brownouts in Mindanao once the program is implemented, saying that the region even has a power surplus.

Ladaga said that meetings are currently being conducted with local chief executives and negotiations being held with owners whose properties will be affected by the project.

Negotiations have been smooth so far, said Ladaga.

Ladaga said that NGCP is expected to launch the project in Davao city soon.

The project is expected to be completed in the year 2020.  (Remus Ong)