By Frank E. Dosdos, Jr.
Iligan City, Philippines
November 12, 2017
NGCP is set to activate its Overall Command Center from November 10 to 17, 2017 as part of its preparations to secure power transmission operations and facilities during the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila.
Contingency plans are in place to monitor and quickly address any grid disturbance. Since November 13-15 has been declared special non-working days in the National Capital Region, NGCP’s critical units, such as System Operations (SO) and Operations and Maintenance (O&M), remain fully staffed and operational. Line crews, engineers, pilots, maintenance and testing, and other technical personnel are also strategically positioned in NGCP substations to respond to line trippings affecting Metro Manila, should these occur.
“NGCP’s Integrated Disaster Action Plan (IDAP) prescribes these and other measures to ensure the readiness of all power transmission facilities to be affected by emergencies or important national events. With its security and contingency preparations set, NGCP can ensure reliable power transmission services for the duration of the ASEAN Summit,” stated the company.
NGCP is a Filipino-led, privately owned company in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid, led by majority shareholders Henry Sy, Jr. and Robert Coyiuto, Jr. (RSP)