NGCP energizes power lines for MSU

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) energized on June 3 the transmission lines providing power to the Mindanao State University (MSU), despite the ongoing gunfire in Marawi City.

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The said transmission facility tripped last May 23 when the clashes bewtween the Maute terror group and government troops in Marawi City erupted.

NGCP personnel began inspecting the line as soon as a clearance was given by the AFP.

The line crew continued with inspections and repairs while gunfire was heard coming from the peripheral areas of the compound. “We decided to go and proceed with the repair with three line crews, in order to give a ray of hope to the lone government university in Marawi City, the MSU,” the team leader of NGCP’s restoration group for Marawi said.

“We are very proud of our team. The bravery demonstrated by the substation crew, who have not left their posts since the hostilities started, despite the risk to themselves, is truly laudable. We also commend our line crew who conducted repairs amidst audible gunfire.”

The NGCP also expressed its appreciation to the AFP for providing security while the line patrol was doing repairs, and for providing security in transporting supplies being to NGCP personnel on duty in the area.

The company also assures the public that it is ready to conduct similar repair and restoration to ensure that power delivery service is continuous to its customers and household consumers. (NGCP/PIA-10)

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Power interruption on Sunday, 23 April

 

NOTICE to All CEPALCO Customers

Subject: Scheduled NGCP Power Interruption on Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Cagayan Electric Power & Light Co., Inc. (CEPALCO) would like to inform all customers that the National Grid Corporation of the Phils. (NGCP) has advised CEPALCO of a SCHEDULED POWER INTERRUPTION on Sunday, April 23, 2017To make use of the interruption, CEPALCO will also facilitate line maintenance works on the same day as shown below.

REASON

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THE NATIONAL GRID CORPORATION OF THE PHILIPPINES (NGCP) WILL FACILITATE ANNUAL PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE (PMS) OF ITS HIGH-VOLTAGE EQUIPMENT, ASSOCIATED PROTECTION SYSTEM AND SECONDARY DEVICES AT ITS TAGOLOAN SUBSTATION. TO MAKE USE OF THE INTERRUPTION, CEPALCO WILL ALSO CONDUCT LINE MAINTENANCE WORKS.

 

A. TIME OF INTERRUPTION

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8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (9 HOURS) 

 

AFFECTED AREAS:

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1.    Cagayan Corn Products, Tablon

2.    Alwana, Cugman

3.    Limketkai Mall, Lapasan

4.    Gaisano City, CM Recto Ave.

B. TIME OF INTERRUPTION

:

6:00 AM – 6:45 AM (45 MINUTES) LOAD TRANSFER

 

AFFECTED AREAS:

KAUSWAGAN FEEDER 1 AND 2; PUNTOD FEEDER 3, 4 AND 5

1.    Along Kauswagan Highway, NHA Phase 1, 2 & 3 and RER Phase 1 & 2 Subdivisions, Westbound Terminal.

2.    Brgy. BULUA, IPONAN, CONSOLACION, PUNTOD and MACABALAN.

3.    CDO Medical Center area along Capistrano St. bounded by Echem St. up to corner Akut St., and CM Recto Ave. (UCCP side) including Licoan-Shell and Sacred Heart of Jesus Montessori School.

4.    Portion of A.Luna St. at former LTO office towards all of Mabulay Subdivision and Capt. V.Roa St. including portion of the Provincial Capitol and NMMC.

5.    All of Corrales Extension and Osmeña Extension.

6.    Portion of Osmeña St. from corner A.Luna St. to CM Recto including Discovery Hotel, Papa Juanito’s Square and Mallberry Hotel.

C. TIME OF INTERRUPTION

:

6:45 AM – 7:45 AM (1 HOUR) LOAD TRANSFER

 

AFFECTED AREAS:

CARMEN FEEDER 3; PUEBLO FEEDER 1 AND 2; CAMAMAN-AN FEEDER 4 PORTION

1.    Portion of Carmen area from corner Agoho Drive at Waling-waling St. to Villarin St including Max Suniel St., Matilde Neri St., Lirio Extension, Gmelina St. and Seriña St.

2.    Brgy. PATAG and all of UPPER CARMEN up to SM City.

3.    All of UPPER BALULANG and Brgy. LUMBIA including Rio Verde and BPC HEP.

4.    Portions of Camaman-an at Carmelite area, Sta. Cruz, Bontong, Tipolohon and Alegria Hills Subdivision.

D. TIME OF INTERRUPTION

:

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM (1 HOUR 30 MIN) LOAD TRANSFER

5:15 PM – 5:45 PM (30 MIN) LOAD TRANSFER

 

AFFECTED AREAS:

 

ALUBA FEEDER 1 AND 2

1.    Brgy. MACASANDIG, TAGUANAO area, Lower Sumpong, CEPALCO PV Plant.

2.    Along Tomas Saco St. to Fernandez St. including Fernhill St. up to 15th-26th St., Nazareth.

3.    St. Augustine Cathedral, City Hall and DIVISORIA areas.

4.    Along the streets of Burgos, Capistrano and Rizal bounded from Hayes St. up to corner Mabini St. & along Tiano St. bounded from Fernandez St. to T. Chaves St.

 

Power will however be restored immediately without further notice when NGCP and CEPALCO line and switching works are completed earlier than scheduled.

We hope the affected customers and the public in general will be guided by this announcement.

Thank you.

Released by:

Ms. Marilyn A. Chavez

Assistant Vice President

Head, Customer & Community Relations Dept.

NGCP conducts relief operation to flood affected families in CDO

A total of 300 families in barangay Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City received basic goods from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on 20 January 2017, as assistance after hit by the biggest urban flooding in the city on 16 January 2017.

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The rise of the water was caused by the combined two weather systems particularly Low Pressure Area (LPA) and Tail End of the Cold Front which brought heavy rains in Cagayan de Oro city.

Not only have homes soaked in the flood water but has damaged properties including cars and electronic equipment. Further, it has caused havoc since numerous students and employees were trapped for hours in their schools and work spaces because of the flood.

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According to NGCP representative Mae Lopez Curiano, they have selected barangay Carmen since this is their host community. This is where the NGCP Mindanao Control Center is located currently. She said however, they were not spared of the flooding since they were also trapped that afternoon until late in the evening when the water rose.

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Meanwhile, Rosemarie F. Bermoy, an employee of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), was among those 300 families that were affected by the flood and received goods from NGCP. She recounted that water rose so fast that they could not have prevented their things to get soaked. She said flood in the main road were up to waist high. It would have been impossible to get out or save their things.

The content of the bucket of goods that NGCP provided included first aid kit, t-shirt, flashlight, slippers, toothpaste, spoon and fork, disposable cups, shampoo, canned goods, rice, sanitary pad, blanket, water, toothbrush, underwear and power energy drink.

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Meanwhile, the incident has moved the city council of Cagayan de Oro to declare the city under state of calamity. (JMOR/PIA10)

NGCP intensifies transmission line safety advocacy in schools

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has encouraged school pupils, teachers and parents to help secure the transmission lines to avoid severe damages that may result into power interruptions.

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Parents were reminded during the turnover ceremony of tablets and LCD projectors held at the G.L. Reyes-Anhawon Elementary School in Cagayan de Oro, and Sta. Ana Elementary School, Tagoloan town, Misamis Oriental, Sept. 30 to strictly not allow children to fly kites near transmission lines or to climb any transmission structures to prevent accidents and electrocution.

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Planting of trees under transmission lines, towers and right-of-way (ROW) clearances is prohibited, according to NGCP.

 

NGCP Safety Officer Manuel B. Bas said it is one the causes of frequent power tripping or brownouts. Several cases of these have been reported in some areas of Lanao del Norte and Western Mindanao.

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Bas said NGCP lines carry very high voltage power. Thus, violations of their safety regulations affect their operations.

 

The public must be aware that observance of NGCP’s safety regulations would prevent cases of electrocution, accidents, and power trippings.

 

Residents living near or along NGCP transmission lines have to cooperate by not planting trees near towers and electricity posts to lessen and eliminate, transmission line-related accidents.

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For his part, NGCP Line Engineer Christopher D. Corpuz reminded that any kind of structures, TV and radio antenna, kite-flying games, grass fires, along and under its transmission lines, towers, and substations, should never be allowed.

 

NGCP, the operator of the country’s power transmission network, conducts regularly an information drive on transmission line safety regulations to avoid accidents and electrocution and other untoward incidents, said Mae Roselle L. Curiano, NGCP regional corporate communications and public affairs officer.

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Further, the NGCP has advised the public to be cautious whenever passing through the structures while carrying long stick logs that may contact with the power lines.

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Meanwhile, Aprilou Agawin presented the grave impact of line pilferage on power transmission operations.

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Users and consumers must report any incident of leaning and damaged poles of towers and sagging power lines and identify poles or tower number for NGCP’s immediate action, NGCP representatives said. (EOR/PIA10)

NGCP donates tablets, projector to CDO, MisOr schools

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines donated computer tablets and projectors to elementary schools in Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental in a turnover ceremony held Sept. 30

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G.L. Reyes-Anhawon Elementary School (ES) in Bulua, Cagayan de Oro, and Sta. Ana ES, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental each received 15 units of tablet, one LCD projector and a HDMI.

 

NGCP Mindanao Operation and Maintenance Regional Head Emmanuel D. Abellanosa and Mae Roselle L. Curiano, regional corporate communications and public affairs officer delivered the tablets and the projectors to the recipient schools.

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Abellanosa said the donation was part of the NGCP corporate social responsibility projects for education.

 

“The donation aims to make the students in public schools become more competitive and abreast with the trend in technology,” he said.

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NGCP, the operator of the country’s power transmission network, recognized the vital role of education in nation building and is willing to promote educational programs in partnership with power customers, local government units and other government agencies to contribute to the country’s social and economic development, Abellanosa further said.

 

He likewise urged parents, teachers, and the community in general to help in the protection of NGCP assets.

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Along with the granting of tablets and projectors, NGCP will provide the two schools an access to the Digital Literacy and Teaching with Technology (TwT) Curriculum of Microsoft Philippines, a 36-hour online course aligned with the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers.

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NGCP will also provide a face-to-face training on “Microsoft in the Classroom,” an 8-hour course that covers how to maximize Windows and Office in the classroom and other applicable programs related to 21st century skills teaching and learning.

 

Parents and faculty members of the schools thanked NGCP for the donation.

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NGCP operations, transmission line safety reminders and key provisions of Republic Act 7832 or the Anti-Pilferage Act were also discussed during the turnover ceremony as part of NGCP’s continuing advocacy to safeguard the welfare of the community against any untoward incidents. (EOR/PIA10)

 

NGCP pushes for law to ease transmission project constraints

Power grid operator, NGCP, reiterates its support for the passage of the “Anti-Power Line Disturbance Act”, which will criminalize the deliberate planting of trees, and the construction of any structure within the right-of-way (ROW) clearances of power lines across the country.

 

NGCP is hopeful that the 17th Congress, which convened last July, will refile the bill originally proposed in the previous Congress by House Representatives. The company aims to get the support of the present House Committee on Energy chaired by Cong. Lord Allan Velasco of Marinduque and the Senate Committee on Energy led by Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, in pushing for the enactment of the said bill.

 

The “Act prohibiting the planting of plants and trees, and the construction of any structure under or within the right-of-way clearance of all power transmission and distribution lines and providing penalties for violation thereof” will authorize private grid-operator NGCP, distribution utilities, and electric cooperatives to immediately cut or prune trees, and remove any obstruction to power line.

 

The law, when enacted, is expected to eliminate substantial delays in NGCP’s project construction and regular maintenance activities, particularly with uncooperative landowners and claimants who maliciously plant trees and build structures within the ROW clearance, and demand exorbitant amounts before allowing NGCP access to the property.

 

“Support in the form of legislation will ultimately be for the benefit of power consumers. The issue on settling ROW cases has delayed both current and new projects of NGCP. It is also a recurring and worsening issue, especially in Mindanao and North Luzon. With the Act, we can expedite the process and improve our turn-around time. The sooner we can complete our projects and maintain our lines, the sooner we can provide secure and reliable power transmission services to the people. We are appealing for the support of our Congress and Senate Committees on Energy by refiling the bill and pushing for its expedited enactment into law,” stated NGCP.

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NGCP is a privately owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid. It transmits high-voltage electricity through “power superhighways” that include the interconnected system of transmission lines, towers, substations, and related assets. The consortium, which holds the 25-year concession contract to operate the country’s power transmission network, is comprised of Monte Oro Grid Resources Corp. led by Henry Sy, Jr., Calaca High Power Corporation led by Robert Coyiuto, Jr., and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) as technical partner.

NGCP, MTRCB ink deal to intensify transmission line safety campaign

NGCP, the operator of the country’s power transmission network, and the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) joined forces to affirm their partnership in disseminating the grid operator’s advocacy on transmission line safety and protection, and guarding against right-of-way (ROW) violations.

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The partnership was formalized last 16 June through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the agencies, with NGCP represented by Board Director and Chief Administrative Officer Anthony L. Almeda, and MTRCB by Chairman Eugenio H. Villareal.

 

In the MOU, both companies committed to “protect the physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual and social well-being of the youth and other vulnerable sectors, inculcating patriotism and nationalism, and encouraging their involvement in public and civic affairs,” including safety, anti-pilferage and right-of-way of the nationwide transmission assets.

 

As NGCP expands its safety and ROW information campaign, it tapped MTRCB to help them reach wider audiences by showing their safety and anti-pilferage public service videos in movie theaters.

 

MTRCB, being the entity that supervises and regulates the public exhibition of motion pictures, television programs, and publicity materials, was more than willing to help NGCP by “making available relevant expert information and other resources, to enable NGCP to mobilize the dissemination of its line safety campaign material to local theater operators.”

 

The grid operator expressed its appreciation to MTRCB stating that the partnership between NGCP and MTRCB is “a strategic cooperation between the public and private sector will further advance the advocacies of NGCP, particularly on spreading awareness on transmission line safety, anti-pilferage, and right-of-way issues.”

 

NGCP is a privately owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid. It transmits high-voltage electricity through “power superhighways” that include the interconnected system of transmission lines, towers, substations, and related assets. The consortium, which holds the 25-year concession contract to operate the country’s power transmission network, is comprised of Monte Oro Grid Resources Corp. led by Henry Sy, Jr., Calaca High Power Corporation led by Robert Coyiuto, Jr., and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) as technical partner. (NGCP)