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NGCP showcases National Control Center at ASEAN training program

Delegates from Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand and
their Filipino counterparts visit NGCP’s System Operations-National
Control Center as part of the ASEAN Residential School in
Electric Power Engineering (ARSEPE) in Manila.
By Beth Ladaga

Philippine power grid operator, NGCP, shared its best practices in real time power system operations and dispatching when it hosted a technical tour of its state-of-the-art System Operations - National Control Center for the ASEAN region’s top engineers and industry experts on 9 October 2015.

NGCP continues to lead the way towards power industry excellence as it hosts the benchmarking visit of its ASEAN counterpart utilities.


Participants from Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand were in Manila with their Filipino counterparts from September 28 to October 9, 2015 to attend the ASEAN Residential School in Electric Power Engineering (ARSEPE) -- an annual two-week program of the Heads of ASEAN Power Utilities Association (HAPUA) Working Group No. 5 (Human Resources).

The program with the theme, “Turbocharging the Electric Power Distribution Sector Beyond the ASEAN Power Grid,” provided an overview of the existing and emerging technologies of the energy and power industry in the Philippines and promoted the exchange of best practices among the member utilities.

Highlighting the training program was the visit of local and foreign delegates to NGCP’s National Control Center which serves as the nerve center of power grid operations for the entire country. This is where monitoring and controlling the operations of the grid and balancing of power supply and demand are done.

NGCP is a privately owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid. It transmits high-voltage electricity through “power superhighways” that include the interconnected system of transmission lines, towers, substations, and related assets.

Apart from organizing the guided technical tour of the National Control Center, NGCP also hosted the closing ceremonies of the ARSEPE training program.
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