Extension of 69KV sub-transmission line for Natipuan Substation, ongoing
Pursuant to Board Resolution no. 228-11 dated November 28, 2011, the extension of 12.7 kilometers 69KV sub-transmission line for Natipuan Substation is now ongoing.
Said project which is being constructed from Nasugbu Substation, Camp Avejar to Balaytique, Nasugbu was conceptualized to accommodate the booming residential estates and continuing development in the Western tip of Nasugbu. It also aims to relieve the existing Nasugbu Substation from critical loading which may jeopardize the power quality and service reliability in the area.
It can be recalled that this project has been awarded to Meter King, one of the coopâ€™s accredited suppliers/contractors, last December 9, 2011 under Bids and Awards Committee Resolution No.70-11.
After its completion which is targeted at 120 days, the contractor will immediately proceed to the installation of 10MVA substation transformer which would be located at the load center between Talibeach Subdivision and Punta Fuego residential resorts. Said substation transformer will have two feeders namely, Natipuan Feeder (F81) and Papaya Feeder (F82) which will carry the loads of Punta Fuego, Talibeach, Mayamaya, Canyon Cove and some barangays in this mountainous area. It will also serve the demand of Costa del Hamilo until such time when they have already installed their own power substation which is five (5) years from now, at the very least.
Meanwhile, some of the major problems that BATELEC I is encountering are the consistent critical loading which reaches more than 80% of the rated capacity of the existing 10 MVA Nasugbu Substation. From said loading, Talibeach feeder had the highest peak demand which results to more frequent outages and voltage drops triggering power quality complaints from big loads to residential consumers. These problems were the reasons why the coop was urged to carry out the extension of 69KV sub-transmission line and the installation of additional substation.
It is expected that while the project is ongoing, residents of the municipality will experience frequent power interruptions. Thus, the Management is asking for the utmost understanding of the member-consumers of Nasugbu since such undertaking is being done to further improve the coop's service. Adel Canteras