National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) targets to start with the preparatory works on the Cebu-Bohol Interconnection Project next month. NGCP finalized the timetable after the Regional Development Council on Friday endorsed the project.
According to NGCP-Visayas Spokesperson Betty Martinez, the project will “secure a stable and reliable power transmission in Visayas”.
NGCP presented an overview of the Cebu-Bohol Interconnection Project to the Bohol media in March last year.
On October 13 last year, NGCP filed an application for a provisional authority from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for the implementation of the Cebu-Bohol 230-kilovolt Interconnection Project and Nabas-Caticlan-Boracay Transmission Project.
During the RDC-7 full council meeting on December 14, it was manifested that NGCP targets to start with the preparatory works by January 2019 so it could start implementing the project by July 2020.
NGCP first targeted to start the actual works on the project by 2023 but decided to start earlier.
The project covers a 29-kilometer overhead transmission line from Dumanjug to Argao in the Cebu side of the grid, then a 30-kilometer submarine cable from Argao to Loon, and a 26-kilometer overhead transmission line from Loon to Corella.
The grid will have a capacity of 400 megawatts which is targeted to meet the increasing power consumption of Bohol.
The Bohol Chronicle, December 16, 2018