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Marcos urges NGCP to ensure secure, reliable PH energy infrastructure

President Ferdinand ''Bongbong'' Marcos Jr. on Monday called on the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to ensure a stable energy infrastructure for the public. 

Marcos made the call as he witnessed the signing of the connection agreement for the Isabela Ground Mounted Solar Project in the City of Ilagan, Isabela. He said the project is about strengthening the country's national grid, ''moving us closer to resilient and renewable energy-secured future.'' 

''I urge the NGCP to work closely with government to ensure our energy infrastructure remains secure, reliable, and capable of meeting our growing demands,'' Marcos said in his speech. 

Days ago, the Luzon Grid was placed under yellow alert as some of its power plants have been on forced outage and running on derated capacities. A yellow alert is issued when the operating margin is insufficient to meet the transmission grid’s contingency requirement.

A partnership between the NGCP and the San Ignacio Energy Resources Development Corporation (SIERDC), the agreement for the 440-megawatt peak (MWp) solar project is seen as a move to support the government’s initiatives in promoting the use of renewable energy sources in the country.

The project is expected to commence in the fouth quarter of 2024. 

It will be situated in 392 hectares of land and is projected to generate socioeconomic development in Isabela province as it will provide employment opportunities to more than 4,000 Filipinos during the construction.—AOL, GMA Integrated News