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State-owned National Power Corporation (Napocor) on Thursday inaugurates the Roxas-Taytay 69 kV transmission line in Palawan, stretching the province’s backbone transmission to the northern municipality of Taytay.
Napocor President and CEO Fernando Martin Y. Roxas said that the completion of the transmission line is part of the corporation’s vision of providing reliable electricity and typhoon-resilient facilities in the provinces where it maintains and operates the transmission system.
“With this new transmission line, we’ll not only improve power dispatch and eventually decrease systems loss, but we can also accommodate more power generators to cater to the growing electricity needs of Palawan,” Roxas said.
Napocor said that the 71.3 circuit kilometer line was bid out and awarded in two schedules, the first half was awarded to SL Development Construction Corporation while the second half was completed by DM Consunji, Inc. The projects cost 691 million pesos, sourced from the National Government’s Special Allotment Release Order in previous years.
On top of operating Palawan’s transmission system, Napocor also maintains 24 Small Power Utilities Group (SPUG) power plants in the far-flung islands of Palawan.
“We are happy to be part of this continuous progress of Palawan. We are sure that development doesn’t stop here as we are committed to energizing more areas, sustaining the operations of our power plants here, and optimizing the operations of our 69 kV transmission lines,” said Roxas.
Napocor, as mandated by the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001, is tasked to perform missionary electrification in islands not connected to the main transmission grid. It performs this mandate by operating 281 SPUG power plants and developing and maintaining the transmission systems of Palawan, Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Masbate, and Catanduanes.