At 10:32 PM on July 29, NGCP energized its 150MVA Transformer 1 at its Ormoc Substation. The said transformer is now in parallel operations with the 150MVATransformer 2 (energized on July 28) and 150MVA Transformer 3 (energized on July 13). This is over and above its earlier July 31 commitment to energize just 2 transformers.
Transformer 1 was subjected to replacement of earthquake-damaged parts and re-testing before commissioning.
"NGCP is pleased to report that with Transformer 1's energization, Ormoc Substation now has three online 230-kV /138-kV transformers, with a total maximum transmission capability of 405MW, in addition to the 40MW being transmitted from the Tongonan power plant. NGCP's Ormoc substation is now more than capable of transmitting the entire 349 MW projected maximum load for the earthquake-affected provinces of Leyte, Samar, Bohol, and Biliran. This means that, for so long as there is sufficient supply from the power plants in the Visayas grid, there will be no more grid-induced rotating power interruptions. The consecutive energizations are a testament of our front liners' tireless dedication to restore all earthquake-damaged facilities," confirmed NGCP.
The last remaining damaged transformer, Transformer 6, is still undergoing testing and corrective repair, along with the earthquake-damaged High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) link, whose parts are awaiting replacement.
"With the commitment of our engineers and support staff, we are confident that the remaining unrestored facilities will be repaired within or ahead of our projected timeline. Our customers can be assured that our permanent restoration works will continue in order to normalize the delivery of power transmission services," stated NGCP.