The government corporation in charge of providing electricity in off-grid areas has awarded transmission line projects in Mindoro to DM Consunji, Inc. and SL Development Construction Corp.
In a statement released on Friday, state-run National Power Corp. (Napocor) said it received the go signal from its board of directors, chaired by the Department of Finance, to award the projects to the winning bidders.
DM Consunji will undertake the rehabilitation of the 69-kilovolt (kV) 44-kilometer (km) Calapan-Bansud transmission line, the expansion of the Bansud and San Jose Substations, and the construction of the Mansalay Switching Station.
DMCI Holdings, Inc., the parent company of DM Consunji, also operates through DMCI Power Corp. a 15-megawatt bunker-fired diesel power plant in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro — one of the Small Power Utilities Group (SPUG) contracts that the Department of Energy has identified for privatization to help boost economic activities in remote areas.
SL Development, on the other hand, is in charge of rehabilitating the 69-kV, 41-km Calapan-Puerto Galera transmission line.
“These projects will also improve power dispatch and enhance system protection of the grid,” Napocor President Ma. Gladys Cruz-Sta. Rita was quoted in a statement as saying.
Napocor recently finished the rehabilitation of the 69-kV, 87-km Mamburao-Sablayan-Ligaya in Occidental Mindoro and is currently undertaking the construction of the 69-kV, 64-km Bansud-Mansalay transmission line in Oriental Mindoro.
Aside from the Mindoro grid, Napocor also manages and implements various transmission line projects in the provinces of Palawan, Catanduanes, Masbate, and Marinduque.