Visayas power grid gets additional 82 megawatts


Posted at Aug 19 2014 05:22 PM | Updated as of Aug 20 2014 01:22 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The Visayas region will receive an additional 82-megawatts to boost the existing capacity of the grid in efforts to address a possible shortfall of supply.

The additional capacity will come from Global Business Power Corporation unit Toledo Power Company's (TPC) expansion project synchronization to the grid in Toledo City, Cebu.

It aims to benefit industrial power consumers in Cebu, specifically in the southern portion of the province and the rest of the Visayas.

The synchronization was made on August 17, ahead of the original schedule of October.

Visayas Field Office (VFO) director Antonio Labios said the power project made an earlier synchronization due to the efficient execution of the preliminary workings in the plant.

“The new power capacity addition of GBPC will provide a signal to investors for future investment directions as more opportunities await for them because the government, in partnership with the private sector, is continuously paving the way towards a better investment environment,” he said.

At the Visayas Energy Forum in July, Energy Undersecretary Loreta Ayson stressed the importance of energy in addressing the regional economy, which in turn supports the population, and area based development.