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Cagelco 1 opens new 10MVA sub-station

CAGAYAN, Philippines- The upgrading of sub-station 4 from 5Megawatt Volt Ampere (MVA) to 10MVA of Cagelco 1 in Barangay Baybayog here is expected to unload power requirements for Tuguegarao City.

“The situation will be improved but we can’t control situations like brown-outs. We are trying to give our best service to the consumers,” General Manager Tito Lingan, in a press conference today, said.

The sub-station was first established in 1999 with only 5MVA and has serviced 19,000 consumers but could no longer served the growing number of members now totaling to 29,000 from Alcala, Iguig, Eastern Amulung and Baggao.

Lingan said the old facility came from Cagelco-Solana and was transferred to Alcala in 1999. Not until it overloaded that the management in 2011 decided to establish a new one, now constructed on an elevated area to protect it from the annual floods in the area.

He said it took Cagelco 1 five to six years to implement from the plan of upgrading the facility was filed at the Energy Regulatory Board up to the time it was approved in 2015. The commissioning took two years in the making until its operations today.

“We hope problems on overloading in Tuguegarao will be solved soon,”Lingan added.

Feeder 53 from Carig sub-station has been supplying power to the entire regional government center and up to Iguig and Amulung.

Meanwhile, Feeder 12 which has one of the biggest volume in terms of power load as it supplies Tuguegarao City proper and the entire San Gabriel area will now draw some of its supply from Feeder 53.

“ Feeder 53 will be unloaded as Iguig and Amulung will now take its power from the new 10MVA,” Frances Obispo,” Institutional Service officer of Cagelco 1, said.

She reiterated that with the new facility in Baybayog, power interruptions will be lessened in Tuguegarao.

Meanwhile, the old 5MVA facility has been ‘decommissioned’ and a board meeting will be scheduled to discuss what is to be done with the facility, now considered contaminated with unhealthy substances. Northernforum.net

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