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)

Power firm volunteers to refurbish classrooms in Bukidnon

Hedcor volunteered to refurbish classrooms in its host communities in Bukidnon. 

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Together with the local community, Hedcor supports to Department of Education’s Brigada Eskwela by helping the teachers and students in improving the classrooms and cleaning the surroundings. 

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The pupils of the Kalabugao Annex High School in Impasug-ong town, Bukidnon, Sabangan Elementary School and Lingi-on Elementary School in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon will be soon welcomed by repainted walls and chairs, repaired school’s fixtures, replaced busted bulbs, and cleaned surroundings.

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Hedcor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AboitizPower. It specializes in generating renewable energy from run-of-river hydropower systems. Today, Hedcor manages and operates 22 hydropower plants and supplies the country with 185 MW of clean and renewable energy. With almost 40 years of experience, Hedcor is the leading run-of-river developer in the Philippines. (Hedcor)

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

:

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

:

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.

Mindanao’s local hydro firm is PH first ISO 55001 certified

Hedcor Sibulan, Inc. and Hedcor Tudaya, Inc. are the first companies in the Philippines to be at par with the new international Asset Management standard.

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TUV-SUD, an internationally accredited certification body audits the compliance of an organization with international standards, recommended the ISO 55001:2014 certification for both Hedcor Sibulan and Hedcor Tudaya after the 56.1-MW cascading plants in Sta Cruz, Davao del Sur – namely Sibulan Hydro A, Tudaya Hydro 1, Sibulan Hydro B, and Tudaya Hydro 2 – passed the two stages of the audit.

 

Hedcor Sibulan and Hedcor Tudaya passed the two stages with zero non-conformances on the operation and maintenance activities. This means Hedcor has an integrated and effective management system for assets that enables the company to achieve objectives and assure these are attained consistently and sustainably over time.

 

Assessors also remarked the commitment and involvement of the top management and the professionalism and competency of the staff interviewed during the assessment and cited some areas for improvement that will further better Hedcor’s asset management.

 

This achievement is a testament to Hedcor’s pursuit for a better world through renewable energy.

 

“One way to fulfill our renewed purpose is by advancing our business so we can also advance communities. Through obtaining this Asset Management System certification, we can assure our stakeholders of a more efficient and reliable generation of clean and renewable energy”, said Rolando Pacquiao, vice president for Mindanao Operations, Hedcor.

 

Hedcor also acquired certifications for ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System), OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety), and ISO 27001 (Information Security Management System).

 

Hedcor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AboitizPower which specializes in generating renewable energy from run-of-river hydropower systems. It currently operates 22 hydropower plants and supplies the country with 185-MW of clean and renewable energy. Soon, its Manolo Fortich Hydro project in the province of Bukidnon will add 68.8-MW of power to the Mindanao grid.

Mindanao power supply expected to remain stable amid Steag 2 preventive maintenance

Power producer STEAG State Power Inc. (SPI) will carry out its first planned maintenance shutdown for the year on 8-10 February 2017.

Maintenance activities will be carried out for the major and auxiliary equipment of Steag Unit # 2 to ensure its long-term efficiency and reliability. The unit has a net generating capacity of 105MW.

The planned maintenance shutdown is expected to have minimal or no adverse effect in the power supply condition in Mindanao.

Unlike in the previous years, Mindanao currently enjoys a surplus capacity of more than 500 MW primarily due to the stable condition of the hydro electric power plants as well as the operations of new baseload capacities.

Despite this surplus capacity, SPI continues to enjoin Mindanao power consumers to remain prudent in the use of electric power.

SPI owns and operates Mindanao’s first coal-fired power plant located at the PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate in Misamis Oriental.

The company is a pioneer in highly efficient and reliable power generation. It has delivered more than 14B kWh of electric power to the grid and has sustained reliability and efficiency ratings that are higher than industry standards. (spi)

NOTICE to All CEPALCO Customers

Subject: Scheduled Power Interruption on Thursday, January 12, 2017 and Switching Interruption on Sunday, January 15, 2017

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The Cagayan Electric Power & Light Co., Inc. (CEPALCO) would like to inform all customers of a SCHEDULED POWER INTERRUPTION on Thursday, January 12, 2017 and SWITCHING INTERRUPTION on Sunday, January 15, 2017 as shown below.
REASON
:
TO FACILITATE ENERGIZATION OF 69KV BALOY-TABLON SHORT LINE AT NESTLE AND 69KV POLE RESTRUCTING AT OLD ROAD TAGOLOAN POBLACION.
A. TIME OF INTERRUPTION
:
January 12, 2017 / 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM (9 HOURS)
AFFECTED AREAS:
1. Portion of Tablon at Ravidas Compound, Sitio Sapong, Sitio Palalan and Sitio Manila.
B. TIME OF INTERRUPTION
:
January 12, 2017 (Thursday)
6:00 AM – 7:00 AM (1 HOUR); Switching
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (1 HOUR); Switching
AFFECTED AREAS:
BALOY FEEDER 2:
1. From Minergy/UKC to Suy Sing Warehouse-Umalag, Tablon down towards Baloy to Barangay Cugman, Gusa (excluding Capistrano Complex, Sta. Cecilia and Mega Heights Subdivisions), Lapasan up to corner Agora-Shell including Puregold and portion of corner Pimentel and Sta. Cruz 1, Lapasan.
2. Agora Market area including Gaabucayan Extension, Sto. Nino and Tabaco.
3. Malasag, FS Catanico, Upper Gusa and Indahag including Alegria Hills Office.
4. Mitimco.
C. TIME OF INTERRUPTION
:
January 15, 2017 (Sunday)
6:00 AM – 7:30 AM (1 HOUR 30 MIN); Switching
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM (1 HOUR 30 MIN); Switching
AFFECTED AREAS:
BALOY FEEDER 2:
1. From Minergy/UKC to Suy Sing Warehouse-Umalag, Tablon down towards Baloy to Barangay Cugman, Gusa (excluding Capistrano Complex, Sta. Cecilia and Mega Heights Subdivisions), Lapasan up to corner Agora-Shell including Puregold and portion of corner Pimentel and Sta. Cruz 1, Lapasan.
2. Agora Market area including Gaabucayan Extension, Sto. Nino and Tabaco.
3. Malasag, FS Catanico, Upper Gusa and Indahag including Alegria Hills Office.
4. Mitimco.
5. Portion of Tablon at Ravidas Compound, Sitio Sapong, Sitio Palalan and Sitio Manila

Power will however be restored immediately without further notice when 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.

Energy-firm empowers women in hydro construction project

As the clock keeps ticking, women continue to empower themselves to be strong and capable of being at par with men.

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This statement best describes the story of the only two roses among the foliage – Girly Silma, 24 and Lizel Cabalida, 33 — who are now working as welders under J.V. Angeles Construction Corp. (JVACC) in Hedcor’s on-going 68.8-MW Manolo Fortich Hydropower Project in Bukidnon province.

 

An unusual occupation for women, but the two went for it out of interest and passion.

 

“We really wanted this job, and even from the beginning, we always believe that we could so we did,” said Silma.

 

Silma and Cabalida shared that they became more empowered after how many months of working on this project because of the trust earned.

 

“We are happy to be given an opportunity to experience this kind of work. We are aware that construction companies do not easily hire women, but we are thankful that JVACC and Hedcor gave their trust to us,” said Cabalida.

 

“I have bigger plans for the future and working on this project has given me the confidence that I can achieve those because of the quality of the learning I have acquired. I enhanced my skills and learned new things here,” said Silma.

 

They will be the two of the hundreds of people behind Hedcor’s largest run-of-river hydropower plant project in Mindanao.

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In addition, Manolo Fortich Hydropower Projects are now over 70% complete and expected to start generating clean and renewable energy by 3rd quarter of this year. (Hedcor)