Emergency Baseload Power Station, Panay Island,
The challenge to the customer
Panay Island is one of the islands located in the Visayas Island
group. Situated in the middle of the Philippine archipelago, the
Visayas island group is linked by the Cebu-Negros-Panay sub grid.
Panay Island is located at the tail-end of the grid making it most
vulnerable to power shortfalls in the Visayas region.
The Philippine state-owned National Power Corporation (NPC)
urgently required a temporary power supply to supplement the grid
and ease the occurrence of power interruptions in the region that
were affecting an estimated 3.5 million people in Panay Island.
Aggreko installed and operated a 10 MW/69kV baseload power plant
at the Panit-an substation in the Capiz Province of Panay Island. A
complete package was supplied including generators, transformers,
fuel tanks, and high voltage cabling. All equipment and ancillaries
were mobilised, installed and commissioned less than 40 days after
The benefits to the customer
The 69kV power package was supplied to allow direct connection
to the Panit-an substation. This arrangement gave the additional
advantages of minimising transmission losses and improving the
voltage stability in the system.