NGCP holds switch-on for P51.3B Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection

To mark the successful full energization of the Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) conducted a simultaneous ceremonial switch-on in Manila, Cebu, and Lanao del Norte, symbolizing the unification of the Philippine grid and marking the full commercial operations of the interconnection on Friday, January 26.

The energization ceremony was held at Malacañan Palace, led by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., NGCP’s Dumanjug Converter Station in Cebu, and Lala Converter Station in Lanao Del Norte, and witnessed by key national and local government officials, an NGCP press statement said Monday, January 29.

“NGCP is honored to operationalize this landmark energy project conceptualized during then President Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr.’s visionary leadership, now fully realized under the leadership and guidance of the administration of his son and namesake, Pres. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. This event marks the successful energization at full capacity of this monumental undertaking, a vision of unifying the grid proudly coming to fruition under NGCP,” the company said in its statement.

The project was approved in July 2017 with a total cost of P51.3 Billion.

“The MVIP, which unites the Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao grids, is identified as integral to economic development through the delivery of stable power transmission services and enabling of energy resource sharing. Despite various challenges, NGCP remained committed to the completion of this project which is a testament to our dedication and commitment to fulfilling our mandate of improving, upgrading, expanding, and reinforcing the Philippine power grid,” NGCP said.*

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