MEXICO, Pampanga -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is set to construct a new power substation in San Simon town to meet the growing demand of electricity in the province.
NGCP Regional Communications Lead Ernest Vidal said that the soon-to-rise facility is just the second to be constructed after its substation in Barangay San Jose Matulid in this town.
Vidal disclosed that the substation will accommodate two 300-megavolt transformers that will cater to the growing number of industrial factories along the Quezon Road portion of the said town.
“San Simon is the venue of numbers of industrial companies. Some of them are still under construction so in anticipation of the bigger power demand, we will be constructing our second substation there,” Vidal said.
Vidal further said that the San Simon substation will lessen the frequency of power interruptions in the province, which is considered to have the highest demand in electricity in the entire region.
Moreover, Vidal disclosed that the new substation will become beneficial to NGCP’s operations since most of its existing facilities in the region are about to reach their maximum holding capacity.
Vidal said that the NGCP expects the complete energization of the new substation in the fifth regulatory period by 2021 to 2025.