August 18, 2017: *** The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is now faced with the problem of looking for usable areas to hold transmission lines that would link the power barge in Tapal Wharf in Ubay town to a substation in Barangay Emelda of the same town. ***The City Government of Tagbilaran is set to sign a memorandum of agreement with BFAR for a multi-million peso livelihood project intended to uplift the living conditions of the fisherfolk. ***47th Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Joel Malig said units under him are currently undergoing intensified intelligence operations along with other allied units to confirm the reports on sightings of armed men in Bohol. *** LGU Pilar's program, "Productivity Improvement thru landcare and Agriculture Resource Development and Management"(Pilar Dam) landed in the top 20 in Taking Look 2017. *** LGU Panglao got third place (3rd-6th class municipalities) in Infrastructure during the 5th Regional Competitiveness Summit held at PICC recently. ***LGU Panglao's entry program "A Purok-Based Approach in Basic Education Reforms/Turo-Turismo: Strengthening Partnership and Industry Linkage for Effective K-12 Implementation is among the 20 finalist of the Galing Pook Awards 2017. ***The towns of Panglao and Pilar are among the 20 finalists in the yearly search for Galing Pook Awards 2017. *** The National Food Authority in Bohol said prices of rice in the province have been on an uptrend since last week reaching an increase of up to P5 per kilo. *** A man listed in the Bohol Provincial Police Office drug watch list was caught last night with drugs weighed 80 grams with estimated street value of P993,000.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, July 25, (PIA) –Bohol is N-1 ready, declared National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) through Engineer James Rodriguez. 

By N-1, Rodrigues means even if NGCP performs systemic audits and preventive maintenance to its transmission lines and substations in the island, some parts of Bohol would still have power.

Rodriguez sits as the NGCP Bohol Backbone Transmission Project (BBTP) manager, one which provides alternative power lines where generated power could get to Bohol distribution utilities before these are distributed to households. 

Then, a single 69 kilovolt (KV) line receives the additional power requirements the islands industries need, these are then coursed through local distribution utilities like the Bohol Electric Company (BOHECO) 1 and 2 and Bohol Light Utilities Incorporated for most parts of Tagbilaran and Dauis. 

But during the necessary preventive maintenance and systems audit which the NGCP performs, the need for a power shutdown, inconvenience many consumers, and not to mention that lost investments incurred in the temporary power outage. 
To remedy the situation and to prepare for the projected exciting activities for the local economy, the government drew the BBTP. 

The project aims to accommodate load growth in support of the socio-economic development of the province; improve voltage levels in Bohol as prescribed by the Philippine Grid Code; and enhance system reliability, provide operational flexibility, and maintain power quality delivered to electricity users, according to NGCP officials.

Completed a year ago, the BBTP now provides an alternative route for generated power through high tension overhead cables from Ubay, where the Visayas Grid supply enters to a substation in Corella, one that can bypass the older 69 KV lines, explains Engr Rodriguez. 

This means, even if we shut down the 69 KV line, or N-1, there is still power in Bohol, he explained. 

According to Engr Rodriguez, the N-1 ready status, has been attained after the NGCP has completed its BBTP, a 95 kilometer 138 kilovolts (KV) overhead transmission lines strung on steel cables from Ubay to Corella, where a new 100 megavolt amperes substation is now in place. 

Now set for full commissioning by August 2, the BBTP allows the NGCP to do preventive maintenance to its lines and substations without totally depriving Bohol the power it would need for its daily businesses to operate, Rodriguez said. (RAC/PIABOHOL)

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