NPC energizes Codon-Virac transmission line and Marinawa substation in Catanduanes


A more reliable power system is seen for the province of Catanduanes as NPC energizes on Friday the 10 MVA Marinawa substation and the 32 kilometer Codon to Virac 69 kV transmission line.


NPC officials headed by President Pio J. Benavidez, along with guests from the local government units led by Governor Joseph Cua, National Power Board Member Executive Director Raul Angles of DTI and NPC’s stakeholders in the province led the switching-on ceremony.



On behalf of DOE Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi, Undersecretary Pete Ilagan extended the Department’s greetings and message to the people present during the momentous event.


“I commend the National Power Corporation for what has been accomplished today. May this be an inspiration for us to pursue and fulfil more energy projects in our missionary areas that will attract investments, ensure development programs and promote rural tourism” he said in his message.


The projects are expected to reduce power outages, improve power quality, and reduce system losses of the power distribution utility, the First Catandaunes Electric Cooperative (FICELCO).